The Easiest Ways to Deodorize and Scent Your Home Naturally

One of the best ways to brighten up your mood and space is through scents. These tips will show you how to deodorize and scent your home in a snap, with ingredients you may already have on hand.

1. Make an aroma pot.
Add your favorite fruits, spices and herbs to a pot of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 15-30 minutes. Add water as needed so the pot does not dry out and burn the contents.

Aroma Pot Combinations I love:
Orange peel + mint leaves (I am partial to spearmint because of its sweeter aroma.)
Lemon slices + lemon peel
Rosemary sprigs (fresh or dried)

2. Use essential oils by the drop or in a room spray.
Add a few drops of your preferred essential oils to a cotton ball and place in the corners of your home, or add to a diffuser.

For the room spray, add 1-2 ounces of water and few drops (3-12) to a spray bottle. Shake vigorously and mist the air for to freshen up your room. Make a small amount that can be used in 1-2 days as the prolonged exposure to water can affect/change the smell of the essential oils.

Essential oil blends to try:
Eucalyptus + lemon
Lavender + Rosemary

Please exercise caution: Essential oils are potent and some, like lemon, can ‘eat’ through your skin, furniture stains, and varnishes. I have a table to prove the latter.

3. Baking Soda & Vinegar
At pennies on the dollar, these two ingredients make good deodorizers and fresheners and you probably have at least one of them on hand.

Baking soda – Add a ½ cup to a mason jar and leave uncovered to “absorb” odor. You can also sprinkle baking soda on carpets before vacuuming.
Vinegar can be used similarly. Add a ½ cup of vinegar to a mason jar and leave uncovered to a “absorb” odor. Alternatively, combine equal parts of water and vinegar to a spray bottle and mist the air. I like to do this after I cook anything with a strong lingering smell. If you’re concerned about a pickling smell of vinegar, it goes away within a few minutes.
**Common sense caution: as with all things, test materials before going full-fledged.**

Now it’s your turn to share. 🙂 What are your favorite ways to scent your home naturally. Please leave a comment. I’d love to read your tips.

Natural. Beautiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Sénica® Products


  1. alegnasoap says:

    Lavender and lemon are a great combo for a room spray too.

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