Banish Toxic Scents, Say Hello to a Great-Smelling Home

One of the best ways to create a relaxing environment at home is to combine happy memories with calming and healing scents, which can only be done when you banish toxic scents. A great way is to open the windows and doors and let some fresh air in!


Fresh air not only whisks away lingering smells, but it also has its own clean and fresh scent that everyone loves. Unfortunately, opening doors and windows is not always possible with the weather conditions…

So on those days when opening your doors and windows may not be the best option, here’s a list of other great ways to make your house smell great. Not only are these methods easy or easy to make, but they’re also non-toxic!


Banish Odours with Toxic-Free Solutions

Reed diffusers

Reed diffusers are a great way to add fragrance to any home. The reeds basically soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air. These typically last until the oil evaporates. Some great locations for reed diffusers are in a foyer, in a powder room, closet or basement.

Pro tip: The most versatile fragrance oils to use are lavender, patchouli and peppermint. But hey! Go for whichever suits your senses.

Banish Toxic Scents, Say Hello To a Great-Smelling Home
DIY Reed Diffuser
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Unlike the others in this list, potpourri has been a crowd favorite for several centuries now. It is basically a combination of dried leaves, flowers, fruits and a drop of fragrance oil.

DIY your way to a great-smelling home by making your own personal concoction and placing them in beautiful bowls or jars.

Potpourri Ideas
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Room spray

This handy room scent is stored in spray bottles and is mostly affordable. Choose a room spray that is made out of distilled water and all-natural fragrances and oils, and not artificial chemicals.

Don’t have a diffuser? Worry not! Here’s another quick and easy way to improve the smell in your home with your ever so handy essential oils. Just grab a small spray bottle, fill it with water, add in some baking soda, and your essential oil of choice. Shake well and use as a refreshing spray for your home.

DIY Room Spray
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Electric diffuser

Apart from reed diffusers, electric ones are now available in the market. Simply plug in these nifty little things, fill them to with water, then add some drops of essential oil and you’re good to go! Let the electric diffuser do all the work for you. Electric diffusers release a scented vapor that is said to clear the air from toxic pollutants. If you use an oil with antibacterial properties (like tea tree oil), that could help to eliminate the toxic scents, too.

Electric Diffuser for the Home
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Wax melts

Anyone have one of those little lamps for scented wax cubes? They’re a great way to fill your home with the scent of your choice, and you don’t have to worry about having an open flame somewhere.

Pro tip: You can save yourself a lot of money on those scented wax cubes by making your own! It’s surprisingly easy, and you have full control to create a scent that is uniquely you.

Banish Toxic Scents, Say Hello To a Great-Smelling Home
Toxic-Free Wax Melts
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Do you have other great ideas to make your home smell amazing? Let us know so we can try them out, too, and banish toxic scents for good!

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