I like my house to smell nice. I like walking in the door and being welcomed by a pleasant smell. I use essential oils for the home to achieve this. It takes hard work because I have two dogs and they are very good at making everything smell like dog. The carpets, the sofa, and the cushions all pick up dog odor easily, and sometimes I walk in the door and am accosted by the smell of dog. Ugh! “What on earth have you lot been up to while I was out?” Innocent puppy dog eyes and tail wags is the only answer I get.
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During this time of year, people come by to visit and feast.(Check out my Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas for help adding something different to the holiday menu) I would rather they weren’t assaulted by doggness.
This was true during house showings too. Can’t have prospective buyers wrinkling their nose at the canine perfume.
I have collected a few tricks with essential oils to make the house smell fresh and pleasant.
Essential Oils for the Home
I use Ameo Essential Oil from Zija International. Their quality is unsurpassed and the fragrance is intense so a little goes a long way. You can order them from my Distributor page HERE.
Ameo oils have some lovely blends. Calming Breeze and Pur Vie are fresh without being overpowering. The single oils are very good too. I like the citrus ones.
Drops of oil in toilet paper roll
Place a drop or two inside the roll before you put it on the holder and with every spin a little scent is released.
A drop or two in the toilet and the bathroom will smell fresh.
Absurdly easy and really quick if its the last minute – because we all know that if it wasn’t for the last minute nothing would get done.
Oil on a tissue in the vacuum.
I have tried putting oil on the bag, and the filter of my Miele and the tissue sucked up into the bag works the best.
Baking soda with essential oils sprinkled on sofa, pillows, carpet, and mattresses then vacuumed.
4 or 5 drops with 1-1.5 cups of baking soda. mix well then sprinkle away. ( I have some de-dogging my carpet right now)
Make an alcohol-based spritz and spritz into the furnace cold air intake.
10 drops of oil, 1 Tablespoon alcohol and 1/2 cup of water make a nice spray. Mix the oil and alcohol first then add the water.
A couple of drops on a disposable furnace filter.
Not as fast as the drops in the toilet but a great way to make the whole house smell nice.
Lemon oil hardwood floor wash
I put this mix in my spray mop. 10 drops lemon oil or lemongrass oil, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tsp of dish soap or 1 Tbsp of Murphy’s Oil soap then fill the reservoir with water. The floors look lovely and the house is delicately scented with lemon, Yum!
Check out these seasonal blends from Heather Leguilloux.