What does a happy home mean to you? Everyone is sure to have their own definition. It could mean a well organised, tidy home, or a very carefully decorated interior. For other people, feeling calm and relaxed in their home may require simply being with their loved ones. But another criteria not to be forgotten is the smell, which can create an ambiance. In any case, we are convinced that fragrance is important. And in order to ensure that a room smells good, there are other options besides bouquets of flowers and air fresheners. Read on for all our tips….
1) To create the gently spiced smell of a cake that just came out of the oven
Leaving your oven open after having baked a cake releases a gentle sweet fragrance in the room. But there is no point in baking cakes just for this effect: on a piece of parchment paper, add a little cinnamon and/or cloves, and heat them in a slightly open oven at 90°C for 30 minutes.
And if you’ve just used the oven and it is still warm, add some citrus peels or cinnamon and leave the door partly open.
2) Put dryer sheets in your drawers so that they smell good
You can also place them behind a curtain or under a chair.
Note that this also works with fabric softener sheets.
3) Do you dream of a fragrant fridge? A cup of bicarbonate should do the trick!
Bicarbonate of soda can neutralise odours. To go a step further, soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract or fresh lemon juice and place it on one of the shelves of your fridge.
4) Work olfactory miracles with a pot and water
Place a pot of water on the heat for 30 minutes, adding spices, aromatic herbs and citrus peels to create a delicious fragrance. Anything goes in terms of what you add to the water, but we strongly recommend using lemon or orange peels, which release a delicious scent and will shine your pot up at the same time. Cloves, vanilla or cinnamon are also worth trying out.