Springtime brings a sense of refreshment to the air (after the pollen has cleared out, of course). The florals in bloom, fresh fruits sprouting and sunny days inspire spring cleaning. Is your home still carrying warm winter smells? Swap them out for the crisp scents of spring. Here are a few easy ideas to transform the atmosphere of your house:
Herbs and flowers with strong smells such as lavender or citrus tend to work best when freshening up the home. These could come in the form of essential oils, candles, sprays or the plants themselves. Hang eucalyptus from your showerhead to freshen up the bathroom and keep your sinuses clear with all of the impending pollen. Add a few drops of citrus essential oil to a spray bottle for a natural room spray that will leave a pleasing scent.
Smudge sticks are a centuries-old air purifier that transform the scent of any room. They are simple to make and can be modified with dried flowers, herbs and twine.
Weave together some sweet sachets to sit in any room. They are made with porous swatches that release scents naturally and can be filled with spoonfuls of dried herbs. Tuck them into drawers with linens and clothes to freshen up the fabric with spring smells.
Lavender candles not only smell great, but they also reduce stress. All you need to make one yourself is a small glass jar, soy-wax chips melted in the microwave, and a wick placed in the center. Add drops of lavender essential oil and let the candle set several hours until firm. Place in your bathroom or on the kitchen counter for an easy, relaxing smell!
The easiest and most classic way to freshen up your home is with a beautiful floral arrangement. Most local flower shops can customize an arrangement to match your decor and preferences. It’s also a great way to support small business. Be sure to keep them fresh and fragrant by changing the water frequently and trimming the stems.
Try one of these simple projects to freshen up your home and enjoy all of the beauty and sunshine that comes with the spring season!