Fragrant house is all good! It makes us feel calmer, relaxed and cozy.
The aromas also bring a feeling of welcome, well-being and can even be great allies in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and stress.
But how to keep the house always fragrant? We’ll tell you in this post. We brought several tips to help you in this task, come see.
How to leave a perfumed house: essential care
1. Cleaning on time
A clean house is the first step to having a fragrant house as well. Therefore, make it a habit to regularly sweep and mop the floor, wash the dishes, clean the stove and sanitize the sanitary ware.
These everyday cleaning tasks are essential to eliminate bad odors. Otherwise, you’ll just be making up the stench and dirt.
2. Check sewer pipes
Another thing that can derail the dream of a fragrant home is poorly sealed or insulated sewer pipes. It could be the bathroom drain that is returning, the kitchen siphon that is poorly connected, and so on.
If you happen to notice that these pipes are not properly sealed, have them repaired.
3. Clean the bins
It is not enough to just remove the trash. It is also important to make it a habit to wash the trash in the house at least once a week.
4. Organize the refrigerator and pantry
Spoiled, moldy and out of date foods also interfere with home odor. Can you imagine a fruit bowl with rotten bananas? It doesn’t smell good. Therefore, before wanting to perfume the house, inspect the cabinets, refrigerators and fruit bowls, eliminating everything that is unsuitable for consumption.
It’s also important to pack foods correctly, especially those with strong odors such as garlic and onions. This way you prevent unpleasant smells from spreading into the environment.
5. Change bed and bath linen
The human body is constantly eliminating dead cells as well as secretions like sweat. And do you know where all this is going? On bed sheets and bath towels.
Over the days, it is natural that these fabrics absorb bad odors, so get used to changing your bed and bath linen every week.
6. Pet corner
If you have pets at home, you know that they are also responsible for the odors present in the environment. Therefore, you need to ensure that their corner is always clean and sanitized, including not only the place where the pussy needs to, but also the walk and water and food bowls.
7. Let the light in
A clean, fragrant home also needs lighting and ventilation. This, by the way, is the main way to prevent mold and control the proliferation of mites.
When you wake up in the morning, open all the windows and doors and keep them that way for some time, even in winter.
7 tips and tricks for an always fragrant home
1. Scented Cleaners
The scented cleaners sold in supermarkets are the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to scented homes. But their scent is usually short-lived. To use them correctly, follow the instructions on the package.
2. Stick Flavorers
Stick flavorings are very common and really work. There are several options for sale in houseware stores and supermarkets, you just have to choose the one that pleases you the most.
But the trick for the aromatizer to perfume the house properly is to turn the sticks inside the container every day.
Check out the following video on how to make a room flavoring at home, in a simple and cheap way:
3. Flavoring spray
The flavoring spray is another trick that works to perfume the house. You can choose to buy those ready-made or make your own at home.
Despite being more practical, industrialized sprays tend to have a very strong smell and people who are more sensitive may have allergic problems, especially those who suffer from rhinitis.
Therefore, the ideal is always to opt for a homemade option, healthier and really fragrant.
You can use herbs, dried flowers, citrus fruits and spices as an aromatic base.
Write down a foolproof recipe to perfume the house:
- Cereal alcohol or ethyl alcohol
- Fresh citronella leaves
Start by washing the citronella leaves. Then place in a deep pot and cover with water. Allow it to boil and count for five minutes. Turn off the pan and wait for the liquid to cool.
Next, sanitize a bottle (preferably dark) and pour the citronella broth. Top up with alcohol. If desired, put some leaves in this mixture. Place the bottle with the preparation in a dark place and let it rest for approximately one month.
After this period, pour the contents into a spray bottle and you’re done! Now it’s just a matter of spraying around the house, on the curtains and rugs.
Tip: you can substitute citronella for any other herb you like, such as lavender, rosemary, basil, capim santo, among others. The step by step is the same. In addition to herbs, try using fruit peels, such as lemon and orange, and spices such as cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
4. Aromatic candles
Aromatic candles are also great room perfumers. Not to mention that they are still decorative and bring a bonus which is the soft and diffused lighting, perfect for intimate nights.
And did you know that you can make scented candles at home? So it is! See the step by step:
Incense has been used for centuries in different cultures for the purpose of spiritual elevation. But nothing prevents these fragrant sticks from also being used to flavor your home.
A tip: use an incense holder so that the dust doesn’t get on the furniture and floor.
6. Essential oils
Essential oils are super-concentrated compounds extracted from plants and which serve both to perfume the house and to help treat different types of emotions.
To perfume the house, however, the use of oils is easy and safe. You just need to choose your favorite scent, drop a few drops into a diffuser (electrical or manual) and you’re done.
In addition to the aroma, you will also benefit from the calming and relaxing power of these oils.
7. Fragrant sachets
The inside of the cabinets also deserves to be always scented, doesn’t it? And for that, there’s nothing better than a fragrant sachet.
You can make one the classic way, using dried leaves and flowers with drops of essential oil or innovate with a simple recipe, like the one in the tutorial below:
Right aroma for every environment
For each room in the house, you can also explore aromas that are most identified with the activities carried out there.
In the bedroom, a place of rest and relaxation, the tip is to invest in soft scents that encourage sleep, such as lavender.
In places of study and work, use aromas such as mint and rosemary that favor concentration.
The social environments of the house ask for aromas that bring comfort, well-being and encourage social interaction. In this case, a good choice are the aromas of orange or basil that are harmonious and bring joy.
In bathrooms, the tip is to use aromas that bring freshness and help eliminate typical smells, such as mint, citronella, capim santo and eucalyptus.
The kitchen can also be flavored. In this case, the tip is to use aromas that whet your appetite, but that are also welcoming, such as cinnamon, cloves and oregano.
And then ready to leave your house always fragrant from now on?