Cleaning Hack: How To Make Your Home Smell Great While Vacuuming

by RestyledHomes
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Want a super quick way to make your house smell fresh while vacuuming  ? This hack makes your home smell amazing for hours and it's so easy to do! All you need is a cotton ball, your favorite essential oils, and your vacuum. Next time you're revving up your vacuum, just try this hack and get a clean floor and aromatic air all at the same time.

Step 1: Gather supplies

  • Cotton balls
  • Essential oils - I purchased my kit at Amazon for under $10. Use whichever fragrances you love best.
  • Vacuum
  • I use this method on both my canister vacuum and Dyson.
Step 2: Add Oil

Sprinkle a few drops of essential oils on your cotton balls. About 5-10 drops per cotton ball works well. My Favorite blend is Lavender and Lemongrass

Step 3: Place In Vacuum

Just place the cotton ball inside your vacuum bag. I also add a few essential oil drops directly on the filter of my Miele, just to make the aroma a bit stronger.


On my Bagless Stick Dyson - I add a few drop on the cloth filter which is located on the top handle and toss a cotton ball in the dust canister.


Step 4: Start Cleaning

Now, just vacuum and enjoy the fresh aroma. This is an incredibly quick way to make your home smell great just prior to company arriving.

You can view my quick TikTok Video here.

Happy Cleaning

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  • Savannah Savannah on Oct 05, 2021

    How long does the scent last?

  • Diann Diann on Oct 04, 2022

    What about a Robo? Where would you put it?

  • Carmela Carmela on Oct 04, 2022

    I put a small handful of those scented laundry beads (like Unstoppables) in my vacuum bag.

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  • Beverly Beverly on Oct 04, 2022

    I have always loved putting scent on the light bulb but I enjoy on the vacuum also. Easy perks to freshen up quickly 😊

  • Katen Katen on Oct 04, 2022

    Fun too. Cinnamon or peppermint during holiday time