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Spring Cleaning Tips to Make your Home Smell Great

Posted on February 25 2020

Picture this. It’s Saturday afternoon, you’ve spent all day on your knees scrubbing your kitchen floors and getting that soap scum off your shower walls. You’ve cleaned out your pantry (and found and embarrassing number of items that expired in 2017), wiped shelves you haven’t seen the bottom of in years, and put fresh linens on all the beds. You’ve even washed your outside windows. Go you!

But before you call it a day and reward yourself with a Netflix marathon, there are a few final steps that will take your clean home to a whole new level.  After all, it’s not enough for your home to look and feel clean - you want it to smell clean too!  Check out our tips below for putting the finishing touches on your spring cleaning:

Make the air smell good
Add a few drops of fragrance oil to your air vents, and the scent will waft through the room.  We recommend scents like Rain and Morning Dew for a fresh, clean smell that isn’t overpowering.  

Avoid strong bathroom sprays
You know which ones we’re talking about - those super strong, super chemically smelling sprays that not only don’t help with bathroom smells, they seem to mingle with them and make it worse.  We recommend avoiding those all together and opting for a more gentle approach. Reed diffusers are the perfect solution for small spaces, as they don’t require a flame and slowly release fragrance.  Bonus - they look nice next to your hand soap!

Upgrade your hand soap
Speaking of hand soap, isn’t it time you upgraded from the standard drugstore brand?  Your bathroom is sparkly clean and smells fresh thanks to your reed diffuser, so finish off the experience with some great smelling, high quality hand soap too. We offer ours in two different scent palettes to please different noses - Lavender Cinnamon and Mango Mint!

Don't be afraid to mix and match scents 
If you ask us, there are few things better than a freshly cleaned room with a scented candle lit. But many people think that you have to use the same scent throughout your home, and you don’t! Try showcasing a few different scents. Maybe you burn a sweet, tasty scent blend such as Baked Bread, Strawberry Jam, and Vanilla Bean (strawberry shortcake, anyone?) in your kitchen. You might like your living room a bit more warm and masculine, like Mahogany with Old Books. And in your bedroom? Calm, floral scents like Lavender and Eucalyptus will remind you that it’s time to unwind and relax.  

Don’t forget about your car!
Most of us spend at least 30 minutes in the car each day, so why wouldn’t you treat it with some love? There is nothing worse than stepping into a car that just doesn’t smell good. So make sure that’s never your car by keeping a scented aromatic mist in your glove compartment.  Roll the windows down a little, circulate some fresh air, and spray a pump or two of your favorite custom scent. Just don’t blame us if you become the designated driver!

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