All guests will remember the scent: how to make your home smell good

Yulia LoseynkoLife
You can fill your home with fragrance using natural ingredients

Just as a drop of perfume completes a fashionable look, a pleasant smell creates an atmosphere in the home. That's why there are so many home fragrance options on the market. Most of them are synthetic, and some, especially simple and mass-produced options, are not very pleasant. Meanwhile, the question of how to make your home smell nice can be easily solved with the help of natural products.

OBOZREVATEL has collected several recipes on how to scent your home. All of them are exceptionally natural and quite durable.


Most people love the aroma of coffee, even those who do not drink it. Coffee can act as a deodorant, eliminating unpleasant odours. The smell in the kitchen can be removed by simply frying a few tablespoons of ground coffee in a dry frying pan. The powder will need to be stirred constantly to prevent it from burning. In other rooms, you can place bowls of ground coffee. It will absorb the foreign smell, filling the room with fragrance. It is better to pour the coffee into a wide vessel, so it will give off the aroma more effectively. You can also make a candle holder from coffee beans in a jar. Just dip a tea light into them. As it burns, the aroma will be released by the heat quite distinctly.

Green tea

The aroma of this drink is not as intense, but it is just as good at deodorising rooms. For a while, hang dry green tea bags in all places where there is air movement (in doorways, on windows), as well as in the centre of the rooms you want to freshen up. After that, create a draft everywhere. If you need to quickly get rid of a foreign smell in a room, bring a large container of very strong green tea into the room. Leave it to cool down, during which time it will fill the room with its bitter smell, which will soon disappear and leave only fresh air behind.

Live plants

Remember how good it smells in the vegetable section of the supermarket when fresh basil or mint is displayed there. Aromatic herbs can also be grown on the windowsill. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, the plant will sprout anyway. Its leaves can be cut off for cooking - this will only make the smell stronger for a while. Flowering plants such as indoor jasmine, lavender, or orchid can also improve the aroma in your home. Or some type of conifer suitable for growing at home. Bonsai pine is a good idea.


This jewellery was invented in the East and came to Europe in the Middle Ages. The spherical accessory was filled with essential oil and worn as an addition to an outfit, decorated with a rosary, and large pomander was used to style the interior. You can make a pomander for your home from fruit or flowers. For example, at Christmas, people often take an orange, any other citrus or apple and make many holes in it, into which they insert dried clove buds, a popular spice that can be found in any supermarket. Cloves can be used to make whole ornaments on the fruit and decorate it with ribbons or beads. Floral pomander is made from any flowers that are assembled into a spherical decoration. For example, they can be stuck into a damp floral sponge. The disadvantage of such a fragrant decoration is its short life. On the plus side, it is very beautiful.


A scented sachet doesn't look as decorative as a pomander, but it smells wonderful. A sachet is a paper or linen pad with a scented filling. It can be flower petals, fragrant wood, citrus peel, spices, herbs, etc. You can mix the scent to your liking and add essential oils and aromatic essences to the filler. Based on the properties of the scents, you can create soothing sachets for the bedroom or stimulating ones for the workplace. There are many options. This fragrance can be left in wardrobes to make clothes and linen smell good, or it can be placed in rooms.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told how to fill the bathroom with a pleasant aroma.

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