How to keep your home smelling as fresh as an orange

How to keep your home smelling as fresh as an orange

It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, ok maybe not coffee. But there’s no reason why you can’t keep your home always smelling great.

Even when your place is clean, keeping your rooms smelling fresh can be a tough job to keep up with. Sprays and plugins can be nice for a bit, but sometimes they only add to the problem.

Let’s start to breath in fresh and try these little DIY habits to keep our rooms smelling great.

 

DIY Candle- Orange Peel:

 

Step 1: Cut an orange in half and scrape out the insides. (make sure the inside is nice and clean)

Step 2: Fill the half peel with oil. Use any oil of your choice. Let oil sit in orange for 45 min.

Step 3. Try lighting your orange. You will need a candle lighter, a match or normal lighter does not stay lit long enough to get the job done. Hold the lighter to the stem of the orange and let it heat up the stem for 2- 3 minutes.

Step 4: Let it rest for a minute. The stem should be brown/black at this point. It should feel dry to touch.

Step 5: Try relighting the stem. This might take a few seconds to light. The crackling sound is normal to hear, then the flame should take off on its own.

 

Reed Diffuser:

 

Step 1: Get a small vase and fill with your choice of essential oils

Step 2: Fill the remainder of the small vase with baby oil

Step 3: Place wood skewers in the vase and let them sit and soak in the oils

Step 4: Make your vase nice and pretty and tie a pretty ribbon with a bow around it

 

Potpourri With Dried Flowers:

 

Step 1: Gather a bouquet and tie the stems together with some twine. Hang them upside down and give them a couple of weeks to fully dry out.

Step 2: Once your flowers are dry, put them in a container and add a few drops of essential oil.

Step 3: Arrange the potpourri in a decorative bowl. Add more lavender and some cloves, which will give the aroma a nice kick.

Lemon Herb- Simmer Pot

 

Step 1: You will need a small stockpot filled about 2/3 full with water. 1 lemon, sliced, and a few sprigs of rosemary

Step 2: Add 1-2 tsp of vanilla

Step 3: Let it simmer all day long, adding water as needed.

 

Little added tip: You can use the same mix for about 2 days, any more and it will go a bit stale.

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