It's always nice to walk into a home with a "fresh" scent. Studies have shown that fragrant aromas can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and even assist with cognitive function. Furthermore, pleasing fragrances will make your home more enjoyable, and that alone should be reason enough to include them. So, consider the following ways to make your home smell nice.
One of the easiest ways to create a nice-smelling home is to use scented candles. As you may already know, these are traditional soy or wax paraffin candles filled with fragrant oils and compounds. When burned, scented candles release a fragrant aroma into the atmosphere. Burning just a single scented candle should create a pleasing aroma that fills the air. When choosing scented candles for your home, though, you should consider their "burn time." Some will literally burn for days, while others burn for just a few hours.
If you aren't fond of scented candles, or if you're worried about the fire hazard they pose, perhaps should use an oil-filled diffuser in your home instead. Basically, an oil-filled diffuser is a small humidifier that releases oil-filled water vapor into the air. You can use them with plain water to improve the humidity in your home, or you can fill them with a combination of water and scented oil for a fragrant aroma. Popular oil scents include peppermint, lavender, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and cinnamon.
Of course, another solution to create a nice-smelling home is to add one or more fragrant houseplants. Houseplants are beneficial in the home for several reasons: they filter dust while improving air quality; add new colors to the decor; and they can create fragrant aromas. Some fragrant varieties of houseplants to consider include jasmine, gardenia, geraniums, tea rose, orchids and lavender. Remember, though, you'll need to water and maintain your houseplants on a regular basis if you want them to thrive (and you should!).
Clean Garbage Disposal
Assuming you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you should clean it to prevent bad odors from forming. Garbage disposals often contain food debris, which settles at the bottom of the pipes where it creates foul odors. Cleaning your garbage disposal with vinegar and baking soda is a quick and easy solution to prevent this from occurring.