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7 Ways To Make Your House Smell Great That Won't Give You A Headache

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A good smell is easily one of the most important aspects to maintaining a happy home, and there are literally hundreds of options available for anyone who's trying to freshen their place up.

However, plenty of people (like yours truly) are often very susceptible to headaches, and severe, artificial scents can often trigger some really unpleasant pain in people who are more sensitive to them. Fear not, my friends, for there are plenty of options that even you can use to make sure your place smells wonderful!

Fresh Lavender

Notice how pretty much every kind of cosmetic product comes in lavender at some point or another? That's because it's a simple, pleasant smell that just about everybody can get behind.

Of course, like with most scented things, fresh is always better, so head to your local market and see if you can find some bundles of the good stuff that you can place around your house and keep it smelling great!

Citrus Peels

Tired of your garbage disposal smelling up the place? While you can always treat that with chemicals (but who wants to do that), peel yourself an orange or grind up the rind of a lemon, and use that to mask the smell. Citrus is so, SO much better than garbage in terms of smells.

Essential Oil Diffusers

This obviously requires a bit more spending than some of the other entries on this list, but it has the benefit of giving you lots of options. Natural oils exist in all sorts of scents (I'm personally partial to grapefruit oil myself), and they last a heck of a long time, making them a great choice to get your house smelling great. Be warned though, diffused oils can be dangerous to pets, so be sure to do your research before exposing your fur babies to something toxic.

Vanilla (The Good Kind)

Vanilla-scented things can often be overwhelming thanks to how artificial it can be. NATURAL vanilla, on the other hand, is mild and happens to smell so good you'll practically want to eat it. Heat up some vanilla oil in a pot and put it near a fan to get your house smelling sweet as a pastry. They even do this at Disneyland to entice you into going into shops (seriously, look it up).

Open The Windows

It's easy to forget just how quickly a room can start to amass a "lived-in" smell that's kind of musky and cloying, and even easier to forget the simplest solution to this. So long as it's not awful outside, even keeping your windows open for a few hours can rejuvenate your house!


If you really wanna get fancy with keeping your house smelling great, what better way than one of the classics? Potpourri's great because it lets you make a combination of smells yourself, and it does a great job of getting the smell through the entire house!

Coffee Beans

If you're anything like me, the smell of fresh coffee is one of the best ways to wake up the morning. Well, turns out you don't even need to make a pot! Just fill little jars with the beans and place them around your house for that awesome coffee smell.

What do you use to get your house smelling great?