3 Ways To Make Your Apartment Smell Good

Stale air is so…uninviting. Thankfully it’s easy to remedy.

You could spray a room freshener, but they’re often pricey and artificial smelling. Instead, try these three DIY home scents.

Simmering Scents simmeringscent
You Will Need:
mint leaves
cinnamon sticks

Just put everything you want to use in a saucepan, add a good amount of water, and simmer on the lowest heat.

The only thing you need to do is keep an eye on the water level to make sure it doesn’t evaporate and result in a burned mess.

And in less than an hour, your apartment will smell delicious. If you’ve got an open floor plan (like the loft-style layouts at The Lofts in Morgantown, West Virginia), even better!

Essential Oil Reed Diffuser reeddiffuser
You Will Need:
glass container with a narrow opening (check thrift stores)
4-5 reed diffuser sticks or bamboo skewers
¼ cup carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, safflower oil
20-25 drops of essential oil(s)

Mix the essential oils and carrier oil together in the glass container.

Place the diffuser sticks in the container. It will take a while for the oil to travel up the sticks, so speed up the process by flipping the sticks after several hours.

Continue to flip the sticks every few days to refresh the scent.

Olive Oil Candles oliveoilcandle
You Will Need:
wide mouth jar
olive oil
wire or paper clip
#24 ply braided wick or ¼ inch lantern wick

Cut the wick a couple inches long. Wrap part of the wire or paper clip wire around one end of the wick. Wrap it tight enough that the wick can’t fall down but no so tight that you can’t move the wick up when you need to.

Bend the wire so it hooks onto the side of the jar.

Add olive oil and that’s it! Mix in your favorite essential oils or dried herbs to add scent.

Got any other tips for making your apartment smell good? Leave them in the comments!

Images courtesy of The Pioneer Woman, The Prairie Homestead, and Little House Living.

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