This little Brisbaneite is so tired of the rain, the Sunshine State is not living up to it’s name at the moment!
Everything is damp and smells so musty. I also find that all these grey skies are making my mood go a little ‘grey’ too, so have been putting my essential oils to good use this week, trying to lift my spirits and stop my home from smelling like an old granny’s that has been locked up for months.
So here some easy ways to freshen up your home so it smells as good as it looks!
BURNER – My aromatherapy burner has been working in over drive lately. I get all my citrus oils out as they not only smell fresh, they are so uplifting and help to ease a bad mood. Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Mandarin and Lemongrass have all had a work out lately. Simply fill your burner with water, light a tealight and add 6 drops of your favourite oil. For the next couple of hours your house will smell wonderful.
SIMMERING POT – Another great way to fragrance your home is to zest and slice a lemon and a lime, place in a saucepan half filled with water and allow to simmer on the stove.
CARPETS – In a freezer/plastic bag, place two cups of Bicarb Soda, and 10 drops of Essential Oil (love lemon for this) and give it a good shake to disperse the fragrance. Using a seive, sprinkle the Bicarb over your carpets and allow to sit for at least an hour before vaccuming. The Bicarb Soda and lemon will neutralise any odours leaving everything smelling fresh.
CLOTHES – Everything is so damp and the ‘clean’ clothes coming out of my wardrobe don’t smell fresh like they should. Take a couple of eye makeup removal pads or cotton wool balls, put 4 drops of Essential Oil (lemongrass is my fav for this) and place in your wardrobe or drawers.
TOWELS – Damp towels smell yucky, and as I don’t have a dryer or the sun to help here at the moment, when I was my towels, I add 6 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil into the rinse cycle. This not only kills germs but odours as well. They smell so clean, love it.
Wishing sunny days for all of us again, but in the mean time at least our homes can smell good!
What have you been doing to stop your home smelling musty.
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