Freshen Up: 6 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Heavenly

Freshen Up: 6 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Heavenly

Freshen Up: 6 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Heavenly
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Our olfactory sense, which directly impacts our mood, is one of the most sensitive of our senses. So, apart from ensuring that your home looks good, you should also make it smell good. A good fragrance adds to the beauty of your house and makes the environment positive.

MakaanIQ shares some quick tips to help you make your home smell heavenly:

Reed diffuser

Readily available in the market in a wide range of fragrances, reed diffusers have emerged as an alternative to fragrant candles, which can sometimes be harmful. These are easy to use and can be bought at different price points, ranging between Rs 200 (oil) to Rs 600 (full set). The complete set is a one-time purchase, while you can purchase oil for refill from time to time.


Some DIY

You can also make some fragrance yourself at home. Use ingredients like fresh lemon and rosemary along with vanilla flavour, and simmer them together. This mixture then fills your home with natural aroma.


Indoor plants

Indoor plants like Arabian Jasmine, Geraniums, Eucalyptus, Gardenias, Corsage Orchids and Cuban Oregano are known to clean the indoor air and give fresh fragrance. Place them on window sills, right next to your sofa, or in the kitchen.


Scented wax bars

Scented wax bars can be used to release fresh aroma in your home. These can be hung in your closet and bathrooms, or any area that is prone to pungent smell and needs constant freshness. Wax bars are available in the market in different fragrances, both floral and spice. Pick that suits you best.

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An aromatic potpourri is a mixture of dried flowers, spices, herbs and oils. These can be placed in a bowl and kept in your living area, bathroom, and bedroom. These are available in the market for a price starting Rs 100.dreamstime_m_16404794(Dreamstime/Lcc54613)



Candles are one of the most common ways to make your home smell good. These are known to neutralise bad allergens, and airborne toxins present at home. A variety of scented candles are available to choose from. You can also pick some carved candles that add to the décor of your house.


Last Updated: Fri May 27 2016

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