Everyone's house has a distinct smell, but the funny thing is, we get so accustomed to our own home smell that we don't really smell what it truly smells like? Get my drift? :) I vividly remember the smell of my Grandma Berge's house—a mixture of baking bread and engines (my Grandpa Berge was a welder and built hot-air engines so his hands and clothes were always covered in machinery oil). I still love the smell of Grandma's house! So my point of this post is this: I want my house to smell beautiful and welcoming! What are my options?
1. A clean house is the first step.
2. Burn candles (I'm a candle lover, but they can get expensive)
3. Buy air fresheners and scatter them throughout the house (could get rather spendy!)
4. Make my own home scents!
I happened to come across a few recipes for homemade Lavender Home Scents! If you have or know of any other recipes, I would love to try them!
Lavender Carpet Deodorizer:
2 cups Borax
25 drops pure lavender essential oil
Combine making sure the drops of oil are crushed well andevenly distributed in the borax. To apply it to the carpet or rug, try shaking it off of a large spoon or out of a large can with a shaker lid. An old powder bottle would also work well. I usually apply to our carpets and go about other chores and then come back and vacuum.
Lavender Air Freshener
16 ounces water in spray bottle
20-30 drops essential oil
Spray this throughout our home: on curtains, rug, furniture, bedding, in the car….anywhere!! REMEMBER TO SHAKE IT UP BEFORE USING TO MIX THE OIL AND WATER.
Lavender Household Cleaner
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
10-20 drops essential oil (use your nose)
Combine and store in a mister. For tough stains,l warm up the solution in the microwave. As with the air freshener give the bottle a good shake prior to using to mix all ingredients.
Lavender Floor Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 gallon warm water
10 drops lavender essential oil