Just like with people, a scent is the first thing someone will notice about your home.
You know like when you walk into a room and you can tell it’s stuffy or there was a party there just from the air.
Sometimes our houses might have a signature smell that we are not aware of because our senses have become adapted to the scent. And whether you like it or not that’s what your house smells like all the time to people who don’t live there.
That’s because the longer you’re exposed to scents, the less you’re able to notice them. It’s called sensory adaptation, or informally, “nose-blindness.”
So if you’re unsure of your houses scent or just want to enhance the smell of your living space, below are a few ideas.
1) Essential oils
Next time you want to make your whole house smell fresh, try putting a few drops of high-quality essential oils on your air filter.
Your home’s air conditioning systems will push the scent throughout the house and make everything smell great, plus essential oils are said to have natural healing properties. They’re also free from chemicals and unnatural fillers.
You can also add a few drops to your diffuser if you don't have an AC
2) Sprinkle baking soda on carpets
Yes, regular old baking soda has natural deodorizing properties and it costs next to nothing. To keep carpets smelling fresh, especially in high traffic areas like family rooms sprinkle a bit of baking soda and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Vacuum as normal and enjoy the clean, odor-free air
3) Put Vanilla in your oven
You can create a heavenly scent by adding two cup-fulls of vanilla extract into a mug or other oven-safe dish and bake for one hour.
4) Live plants
They help with air circulation keeping your house fresh all day.
PS: you can also try real eucalyptus leaves.
They emit a pleasant smell that can help to freshen up your entire house. Keep some in a vase in the bathroom for pretty and effective deodorizing where you need it most.
5) Humidifier/ Diffuser
You can buy a diffuser for daily room freshening that’s chemical-free and safe for kids and pets.