We all want our houses to smell pleasant, nice and warm, I makes us feel relaxed and calm on the inside. Maybe you didn’t know but smells can have a tremendous effect on our mood, meaning that nice smells make us feel positive while unpleasant ones make us feel uncomfortable and annoy us.
But keeping the house smelling nice is not an easy task. Especially after cooking fish or onions, even meat can fill our house with an unpleasant smell and no matter how much e try the odor persists for a while. We often try to mask this smell with store-bought air-fresheners and it works for a bit until its smell disappears and we get that nasty smell back again. Sometimes it feels like it’s all in vein but what if we told you that you can make your house smell amazing by preparing your own, natural air-freshener? The recipe we’re about to share with you will not only make your house smell nice but it will have long-lasting effects as well. And best of all it’s amazingly effective, cheap and easy to make.
Here’s how you can prepare it and delight everyone who enters your home:
- One spray bottle
- 1tbsp. of baking soda
- 3tbsp. fabric softener
- 3 cups of hot water
one plastic container (3.5 liters)First pour the fabric softener in the spray bottle and add the hot water until the bottle is full. Finally add the baking soda, close the bottle and shake well to combine all the ingredients. Your homemade freshener is ready to use! Just spray it around the house and feel its amazing, long lasting smell!
But this homemade air-freshener is not the only product you can make at home, there are other items you can prepare and use and have better results than using your regular store-bought items. For example, did you know you can prepare your own fabric softener? Yes you can, and you can make your clothes smell however you like.
Here’s what you need to prepare this homemade softener:
- one plastic container (3.5 liters)
- 20 drops of essential oil (your favorite)
- 800ml ACV
- 10 gr. baking soda
- 150-200ml hot water
The most important thing is that you prepare this softener in a large container because when you mix all the ingredients the amount will grow a bit and you can make a mess if you prepare it in a small container. First pour in the hot water, then add the baking soda and the ACV. The mixture will start bubbling, don’t worry it’s completely normal. Once the bubbles disappear you can add he essential oil of your choice and transfer it in a bottle. Shake to combine and store it in a dark place.
You can use this fabric softener the same way you use our regular softener, add it to the washing cycle or soak your clothes in it if you wash them by hand. Simple, easy and natural. It’s good for your clothes and good for the environment as well. You can use it to wash your curtains and upholstery and make your house smell even better.
Now go ahead and try these tricks on your own. We guarantee that your house will become the envy of the neighborhood.