How to Make Your House Smell Good: 11 Natural Fragrances & Deodorizers

Wondering how to make your house smell good? Who doesn't love walking into a home that smells amazing? A delightful fragrance can instantly uplift your mood and leave a lasting impression on guests.

If you're looking to create a welcoming ambiance in your home, I've got you covered with these easy and effective tips for a better-smelling home.

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Tools and materials

  • Essential oils (Various scents)
  • Dried rice
  • Seasonal fruits and herbs
  • Tea bags
  • Organza baggies
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Dry Flowers
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Dryer sheets
  • Newspaper
  • Spray bottle
  • Fake decor (optional)
  • Paper towels
Adding essential oils to rice

1: Essential Oil Infused Rice

For the best home fragrance, drop your favorite essential oils into a bowl of dried rice and hide it behind decor for a subtle yet inviting scent that your guests will never suspect.

Stovetop simmer pot

2: Stovetop Simmer Pot

For a natural air freshener, create a delightful stovetop simmer pot using seasonal fruits and herbs. It will infuse your home with a natural, refreshing aroma.

Placing teabags in shoes

3: Teabags in Shoes

Say goodbye to stinky shoes by placing a teabag in each one. The teabags will absorb odors and sweat effortlessly.

Adding organza baggies with dried flowers to a closet

4: Organza Baggie Delight

Fill organza baggies with dried flowers and strategically place them in linen closets or around your home for a gentle, lingering fragrance.

Placing fresh-cut flowers in a living space

5: Fresh Flowers

Brighten up your living spaces with fresh-cut flowers. It give your home a burst of color and fragrance.

Adding essential oils to fake plants

6: Essential Oils On Fake Plants

If you don’t have fresh flowers, add essential oils to fake decor. This will enable you to achieve a real plant scent without the maintenance.

Refreshing furniture with a DIY spray

7: Furniture Refresh Spray

Combat pet and musty odors by spraying furniture with a mixture of water, vinegar, and essential oils.

Adding baking soda to a trash can

8: Trash Can Odor Absorption

Keep your trash can smelling fresh by adding baking soda to the can or directly into the bag. The baking soda will absorb unpleasant odors.

How to eliminate odors in your fridge

9: Fridge Odor Eliminator

Place a damp paper towel or newspaper in your fridge. It will absorb unwanted smells and keep your food fresh.

Freshening furniture with dryer sheets

10: Fresh Furniture Trick

Keep your furniture smelling delightful by tucking dryer sheets or paper towels infused with essential oils inside your pillow covers.

Opening a window for fresh air

11: Let Fresh Air In

Lastly, don't underestimate the power of fresh air! Open windows whenever the weather permits to refresh and reset your living space.

How to make your house smell good

I hope you enjoyed learning how to keep your house smelling good all the time. With these simple yet effective tips, you can ensure that your home always smells inviting and pleasant.

Whether you prefer natural fragrances or quick odor-fix solutions, there's something for everyone to enjoy in creating a fresh-scented haven. Give these tips a try and leave a comment to let me know which is your favorite.

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  • William William on Apr 09, 2024
    I make sachets with essential oils and rice for the closet. I make a spray with essential oils and vodka for furniture, carpets. Mix essential oils and baking soda for refreshing carpets. I use fabric softener sheets under the seats in the car. I'll have to try the essential oil on fake plants, the newspaper in the fridge. Great share.
    • That's awesome! You should definitely give the essential oil on fake plants and the newspaper in the fridge a try too! Let me know how they work out for you!
  • Carla Jones Carla Jones on Apr 11, 2024
    Wouldn't the vodka mess up the furniture fabric? I have dogs and sometimes they try to lick the furniture, and I really don't need a drunk husky or toy Australian shepherd running around, so I try to keep them covered, but they sometimes like to make a puffy bed with the blanket or towels which is what I used to cover my furniture.