Looking for ways to keep your house smelling good all the time? From active kids running around to cleaning up after the family dog, that can be easier said than done. However, there are a few scented DIY crafts you can create using essential oils that help diminish odor and release heavenly aromas. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
1. Hanging Air Fresheners
If you or anyone in your household are sensitive to synthetic fragrances, essential oils are a great alternative. These particular oils are extracted from plants and preserve the delicious smell of the fruits or leaves from them. Essential oils are also a natural and alternative option to store-bought air fresheners and disinfectant sprays with harsh chemicals.
The best part of essential oils is that their smells last long on craft wood! Below is a fun idea using craft wood and essential oil to create a DIY air freshener. This activity is quick and simple to do and, once finished, easy to hang anywhere throughout the home.
2. Potpourri Bowls
Another room freshener that provides a light fragrance for your home, while doubling as lovely room decor, is potpourri bowls. You can easily fill a decorative bowl with dry ingredients such as lemon peels, rosemary leaves, and drops of essential oils to enjoy for months at a time.
Do you have children? Potpourri bowls make fun sensory activities for kids to keep them engaged and busy. Gather several ingredients and hide them under hole-punched cups to make it a smell-guessing game! Here’s one below to get started:
3. Homemade Candles
Did you know that many store-bought candles contain harmful chemicals that release into the air once burned? Opt for coconut or soy-based wax candles instead. These are non-toxic and also easy to make at home! All you need is a glass jar, soy wax flakes, a candle wick, a wick holder, and of course, essential oils. These items can be bought at a local craft store, or you can purchase them online from companies that specialize in wellness products like Kumi!
To start, melt the sox wax flakes over the stove in a saucepan. Once melted, add several drops of essential oils, (or use the ingredients from the hanging freshener printable!). Next, pour the melted wax into the glass jar using a wick holder to keep the wick centered. Simply allow the candle to harden overnight and voila! You have a homemade candle.
What’s a homemade candle without a candle label? Print these out to make it a smell-good gift for the holidays:
In love with these DIY ideas? You can download the candle label and all of the DIY room freshener printables here, courtesy of HomeAdvisor. Enjoy!