How can I make my home smell great?

I love going to bed after making cookies (chocolate chip of course ) because I love love love how delicious it makes my home smell.
Unfortunately, I don't have the chance to make cookies every day. What are some ways that I can make my apartment smell amazing all of the time?

Thanks Hometalkers!!!
q how can i make my home smell great, home decor
  20 answers
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 22, 2017
    Those melting wax holders are great and come 6/8 per package. You can mix them to make a different sent if you cut the wax square to the size you like just make sure it's not larger than it would be if you had used just one. You can change it out once cold place the little holder in freezer f 15 minutes and it should come out you may need to use a knife to help it. I do this and place in baggie because they last so long and I like to change sents.get the plug in you don't have to worry because it has a off on switch. Let it completely dry out before touching or wax well burn you. Be careful around children and pets.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 22, 2017
    I have bowls of colorful potpourri for over ten years that are still fresh and fragrant in many rooms. I bought the 'good stuff' with large pieces fruits, nuts, etc. at stores like Macy's. Worth the investment.

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    • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 24, 2017
      I usuually use only part of the bag, seal and store the rest for some freshup. Too much potpoirri can be overwhelming. I also wipe off dust occassionally, even lightly rinse off. And I usulthe freshness tiay mix it up by hand every couple months. It also helps if it sits in an open spot that gets a little sun. Heated areas also help but too much also reduces the freshness time. I understand they sell oils that freshen it, but I never had to.

  • Use the oil plug ins that go right in the outlet. They work great and last about a month. there are usually coupons and on sale too. I love them and the scents of linen and rain are great smells for the house.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 22, 2017
    Buy a bread machine - I put a mix in before I go off to work and when I come home - amazing! And the smell lingers for hours - fresh baked bread! Yum!

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    • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jan 25, 2017
      Check out Goodwill stores etc. You can get them cheap. I already had a bread machine and 2 friends had received them for Christmas or whatever over the years and did not use theirs. I ended up with 3 and found people who wanted one and so they got them for free. I love homemade bread and the wonderful smell that they give off....mmm.

  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Jan 23, 2017
    Buy the frozen cookie tubes and use those, you can cut out just a few and make the house smell nice. Or make home made and freeze them I prefer homemade myself.

  • Wendy Wendy on Jan 23, 2017
    Drops of eucalyptus oil in the loo are very effective. Coffee, bread.... No artificial flavourings/aromas for me!

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jan 23, 2017
    We sometimes boil a pot and leave it simmering for a bit with things like cinnamon, orange peels, and other fragrant scraps that we have around :) Lasts a lot longer than you'd thing!

  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Jan 23, 2017
    Oh you are going to love this!

    You can have that aroma any time that you want in any form that you want!

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 23, 2017
    I got one of these for Christmas and love how it makes my bedroom smell - I usually use lavender oil but recently had a cold and used eucalyptus oil and it helped me sleep! I love it and am going to buy another one for my living room.

  • Shui Shui on Jan 23, 2017
    can you please share the recipe?

  • Debby Dale Debby Dale on Jan 23, 2017
    I managed apartments for years. What we did to neutralize odors was to take cotton makeup squares, put aromatic oils on them and place them in the air vents. I also put them in all of my artificial plant arrangements, behind photos frames, literally anywhere you can hide them. It does not have to be expensive essential oil. I have also used the good imitation colognes that I like. Just replace them or refresh them at least once a month.

  • Cindy Shanahan Cindy Shanahan on Jan 24, 2017
    I am a Mia Bella scented candle distributor. These are all natural palm oil candles that burn longer and cleaner than others. No black soot. Over 70 scents to choose from!! Check out my website at

    • Linda Keser Linda Keser on Jan 30, 2017
      Isn't the harvesting of palm oil endangering orangutans and other wildlife?

  • MadameRã MadameRã on Jan 26, 2017
    Simple... food smells are always welcoming, used for property sales & leasing... The answer is in a can. Yes you can get a real freshly baked smell from a spray can...(& many other likeable smells for those that miss summer, surfs up, fresh rains ect...)
    This is of coarse speciality smells in cans & are not home deodorizers.. look around on unusual places/sites to buy unique things..& they are not expensive either.
    Best of luck:))

  • Linda Keser Linda Keser on Jan 26, 2017
    get a coffee cup or small bowl. Put cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. inside, about half teaspoon each. Add water to halfway fill. Microwave just till boiling. Remove and place cup in the room you wish, high enough that children or pets can't reach it.

  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Jan 28, 2017
    Yankee Candles has a product line of candles, diffusers, plug-ins, etc. YUMMY.

  • Eve Eve on Jan 28, 2017
    I put unwrapped bars of soap in each dresser drawer and along back shelf in our closets. It smells really nice for quite a while and the drier the soap the longer it lasts when you move it to the bathroom to use it. . Bonus: you never run out of soap😄

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 28, 2017
    One thing I do is to put a drop or two of perfume or oil on a COLD light bulb. When you turn it on, the heat diffuses the scent. Don't put it on a hot bulb, it could burst. Also, go to the dollar store and pick up some cheap perfume that you don't really hate the smell of and keep it in the bathroom. Every time you flush, put a couple of squirts in the water once it stops flushing. Makes the room smell nice, and takes away that - um, you know - smell.

  • Laurie Redding Parkhurst Laurie Redding Parkhurst on Apr 06, 2018
    I use Young living essential oils in a diffuser.....different oil for diferent times.. cedarwood is a great one too.. I love the theives and lavendar too

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 06, 2018
    I use wax melts. They smell great and are safer than a candle.