Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

With the holidays approaching and pumpkin spice season in full swing, I decided to share some of my favorite DIY ways to make your house smell good. From warm vanilla coffee bean to a holiday simmering potpourri recipe, they are all so easy and work very well! Make your house feel and smell like the comforting place it is any month of the year with these easy DIY tutorials.

Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

DIY Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

1. Pour vanilla coffee beans into a small mason jar or bowl and place a tea light inside

The tea light will warm up the coffee beans leaving a wonderfully warm vanilla coffee bean fragrance.

The tea light will warm up the coffee beans leaving a wonderfully warm vanilla coffee bean fragrance.

2. Simmering Potpourri

Love the smell of Christmas? So do we! Make this simmering potpourri and it will smell up the entire house with the BEST holiday fragrance. What’s even better is that it can be reused. Simply put it in a container and place it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Bring it to a simmer again when you want the house to smell pretty again. If too much evaporates, simply add more of the ingredients to the mixture. It’s so easy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of apple cider
  • 2 sliced apples
  • 1 tablespoons of cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice extract
  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • tablespoons of vanilla extract

simmering potpourri

3. DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles

Wrap cinnamon sticks around a candle and the warmth of the burning candle will make the cinnamon sticks more fragrant!

Supplies needed:

  • 1 candle
  • 1 package of cinnamon sticks (from the craft store)
  • 2 rubber bands or hair ties
  • Twine or ribbon to wrap around the bands.
  • See the video here on Facebook for how to assemble the candle

Wrap cinnamon sticks around a candle and the warmth of the burning candle will make the cinnamon sticks more fragrant!

Here’s a video sharing how to make some of these ideas:

4. Natural Air Freshener

This one makes your house smell like Pottery Barn. It’s amazingly fresh, clean, and easy to make. I enjoy making this natural air freshener in my kitchen to make everything smell beautiful again.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Pottery Barn

5. How to Make a Gel Air Freshener

How to make gel air fresheners that will make any room smell like a tropical paradise! You can actually make them any scent you like.

How to make your very own gel air fresheners with any essential oils or fragrance oils you like! It takes about 5 minutes to make 2 full jars. DIY Air Freshener, DIY Air Fresheners, DIY Home, Smell Hacks, How to Make Your Home Smell Good

6. DIY Linen Spray

I made this one in the fall when pumpkin spice is all I feel like smelling! But, you can make it anytime of year and in any scent you prefer.

3 ingredient Pumpkin Spice Linen Mist - Infuse your home with the scents of fall with this DIY air freshener and linen spray filled with pumpkin spice!

7. Smell Hacks

Never have a stinky room in the house again with these creative ideas.

Smells Hacks

8. Smell Fixers

Got a smell in your house? Try one of these smart DIY ideas to get rid those smelling things. Everything from shoes to microwaves can eventually get really smelly and gross.

Smell Fixers

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