Here in the Northeast, we recently got a taste of spring: the shining sun brought us some temperatures in the 50′s, allowing us to swap out our heavy coats for light jackets, dresses, and sunglasses. The best part about these spring-like days, though, is the fact that we could open up the windows and let some fresh air in.
Over the winter, since you have the heat running and the doors closed consistently, it can get a little stuffy feeling in the house. If you’re ready to freshen it up and invite spring inside, here are a few DIY room fresheners that will make all the difference!
You might have heard about simmering cinnamon sticks in a pot on the stove is a great way to make your home smell like fall. Well, we’re ready for spring, so it’s time for fresher scents! In a similar fashion, you can simmer citrus peel and fresh mint in a pot of water to get a clean, springy smell circulating through the whole house. Our favorite combinations are lime peel with mint, and lemon peel with basil.
Pick up some small spray bottles at the local dollar store – you’re about to make your own room spray! All you have to do is create a solution in the spray bottle: pour about 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) into the bottle and fill the rest with distilled water. We love a combination of lavender and lemon, but the possibilities are endless.
This is another way to use your favorite essential oil. Get a small vase and fill it up with water and a few drops of essential oil or even your favorite perfume. Add a few bamboo skewers and leave it in the bathroom or on the window sill for a subtle for a subtle scent to fill up a room.
Along with these tricks, we also like to bring fresh flowers into the house and grind up a lemon peel in the garbage disposal just to get everything smelling fresh and clean. What are your favorite scents for spring?