Having a home that is well pleasing to my family and friends is very important to me. I want people to feel a sense of peace and pleasure when they enter my home, not only by what they see, hear and taste, but also what they smell. I think of all the senses this is one of the most important because it is usually the first impression guests will have when they enter your home. When you think about it, doesn't every home have it's own "scent?" If I were blindfolded and walked into various friends and families' homes I am sure I could tell you which home I was in just by using my sense of smell.
It is my fondest wish that people will always think of my home in a pleasing manner. Our home is also home to three cats, so consequently we have a very "active" litter box;o) YUCK! As much as I love my kitties I detest the "scent" they leave behind. Believe me when I tell you, that is the LAST thing I want people to think of when they think of visiting my home. In a different season in my life I also had dirty diapers to contend with, dirty little boys, dirty dogs, etc..... you get the picture! Can any of you relate?? No matter what season we are in we all have different challenges plus we all want to have a lovely scented home! All this got me to thinking about the ways in which I try to bring pleasant scents in to our home. The following were just a few ideas I have incorporated in our "place called home."
My favorite way of having a clean smelling home is to open up my windows and let the fresh air flow through. Unfortunately, with temperatures hovering near the century mark right now that is not going to be happening around here ;o)
I love using cleaning products that have "fresh" smelling scents such as lemon and orange. They not only clean your home but also make it smell fresh, too!
I always like to have a candle burning on our entry table ~ it is the first "scent" impression guests will have when they enter my home.
Fresh flowers not only look lovely, but smell lovely, as well!
In the kitchen I like to have a bowl of citrus fruit ~ oranges and lemons smell so clean and fresh!
There is nothing like the smell of bread baking or . . .
yummy treats awaiting to be eaten!
In the bathroom a small candle and delicate potpourri are wonderful ways to freshen up the room.
My laundry room is where the litter box is so this room needs special attention. I love using the Mrs. Meyers lavender dryer sheets because it makes the whole room smell lovely.
A tea cup filled with dried rose petals leaves a delicate scent in my bedroom.
A tart warmer is an excellent way to scent almost your whole house. It isn't as dangerous as burning a candle and it is more effective in scenting a room, in my opinion. I am displaying my two favorite scents here ~ buttercream and macintosh. Mmmmm!!
I hope that some of these ideas will help you to have a "scentsational" day in your "place called home!"