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Here’s the Best Way To Add Scent to Your Home No Matter the Season

From getting the necessary Vitamin D from the sun and the grass stains on clothes in the summer to the spirited festivities in the fall and winter, there are certain pros and cons that come with every season. 

One exciting aspect of the changing seasons is the different ways we keep our homes clean, and smelling fresh, throughout the year. Although one way to incorporate a fresh scent into your home is to clean, we are here to give you a few options for eliminating more foul-smelling odors and enhancing your space by making your house smell nice.

How to Make Your Whole House Smell Great with a Little Fresh Air and Fresh Wave

One of the best ways to layer in freshness throughout your whole house is to add scent while you clean. This will give whichever fragrances and scents you bring into your home the best chance to stand out and accentuate everyday cleaning efforts.

To get started making your whole house smell great, we recommend opening the windows to let in the fresh air. Depending on the time of year and where you live, this step may be more achievable for some than others, but nothing quite compares to fresh air wafting through your home as you clean.

Whether you are freshening up because visitors are coming over, you are preparing for annual deep cleaning or practicing the cleaning as you go process, the environmentally-friendly products from Fresh Wave are another great place to start. 

Although cleaning in and of itself usually helps freshen a home up, open up those windows, and then, before vacuuming, simply add Fresh Wave’s Odor Removing Vacuum Beads to the vacuum canister and let the beads do their magic through safe, natural ingredients.

Once the cleaning is underway or even finished, then the true task begins: making your house smell nice. Some people enjoy the freshly wafted air of cleaning supplies, but if you are not content with the often-heavy stench of cleaning products, we have some tips, here.

Other Ways of Making Your House Smell Nice

Although we can’t tell you which fresh scent for your home is the best scent, there are some scents that are known as being universally liked. And usually, the best way to add scent to your home can be in an easy and budget-friendly way. Find inspiration in this list of a few of the best ways to scent your home.

Essential Oils in the Dryer

Despite the historical uses of essential oils — which are plant extracts that have been concentrated into an oil — they have become increasingly popular in recent years. A few benefits of using essential oils, besides the potent scent they pack, include reduced stress and headaches, improvement in mood, and disintegration of bacteria and viruses. 

To use an essential oil while doing laundry, sprinkle a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a piece of cotton cloth, like a washcloth, and pop it into the dryer. Beware, however, of the flammability that essential oils hold. If you prefer to squash any fire risk, there is another way to ensure your fresh laundry smells emanate throughout the home.

Another safe and easy way to make your house smell nice and build more plant essential oils into your cleaning routine is to use Fresh Wave Odor Removing Laundry Booster. Add a few capfuls to the wash and the natural ingredients and fresh essence will go to work eliminating lingering odor while deodorizing the washing machine.

Houseplants and Herb Plants

Houseplants and planted herbs are also great to use when going about how to make your house smell great. We’ve previously mentioned a few of the most popular plants that clean air indoors and improve air quality. Beyond those plants that can help improve your home’s general atmosphere, there are some other plants that can be used to add a fresh scent to your home.

If you’re on the hunt for a houseplant, there are plenty of options with which you can spruce up your home. One option is to go the citrus route. Although lemon and orange trees require between 10 to 12 hours of sunlight per day, the trees prefer dry soil. So for citrus, it is easy to set and forget. 

Another houseplant option, which could fall into the essential oil category, is the eucalyptus plant. By having a eucalyptus plant in your home, make sure it is placed in a sunny spot with good temperature control and you’re pretty much set from there!

Although herbs like rosemary and basil are usually reserved for the kitchen, they are two of the more popular herb plants that release a fragrance that is acceptable throughout the home and often end up being one of the best ways to scent your home. What’s more, by placing herb plants around the home and having them on hand, that’s one less item to keep on your grocery list.

Fresh Flowers

Whether they are placed on a dining room table, your home office desk, or on your bedroom’s end table, fresh flowers are a household staple as a way to brighten up a home and make it smell fresh.

From the timeless and sweet-smelling rose and the sunny daisy to the warmth of a sunflower and the peaceful lilac, flowers have been known to be one of the best ways to add scent to your home. 

Once the freshness of your flowers has petered out, one way to elongate the lifespan of the flowers is to dry them — this can be easily done by tying the flowers together and hanging them upside down in a ventilated area — so they still maintain some of their flowery scents.

Scented Room Spray and Candles

One of the more popular ways to make your house smell nice, and in particular, one of the best ways to add scent to your home (especially if that home is a dormitory or residence hall), is through scented room spray.

Room sprays, like the Fresh Wave Odor Removing Lavender Spray, and scented candles, such as the Fresh Wave Odor Removing Candle, are great ways to transform a room in your home. 

Whether you are using a combination of techniques to brighten your house or just placing one scented Fresh Wave product, like the Odor Removing Lemon Gel, around the house, you have many options on how to make your whole house smell great.