It’s that time of year where you’ll probably be getting lots of guests over to visit for the festive season.
These people will probably include some of your more judgy relatives and friends so you’ll probably want to make sure there is nothing for them to complain about (although they’ll probably find something).
So besides having the house spic and span and the food all set out, you also want your house to smell good. Why? 'Cause a house that smells good immediately looks good. I don’t know what it is, but it works.
Here are a few ways to make that happen:
Simmer different ingredients in a pot
Helloglow suggests 3 different recipes: Spiced coffee, cranapple spice and citrus juniper. Our favourite is the spiced coffee - who doesn’t want their house to smell like a little café? Get the how to's here.
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Make a great DIY air freshener
All you need is a mason jar, some baking soda and a few drops of essential oil like lavender. Poke a few holes in the lid and use in your preferred room of the house. Get more info here.
Make a natural carpet deodoriser
If you have carpets, they might be susceptible to funky smells, especially if you have pets or your flat gets a lot of foot traffic. One Good Thing shows you how to make a great deodoriser that you let sit for about 20 minutes and then vacuum up. Simple.
Make your own gel air freshener
All you need is essential oil, gelatin, water and a mason jar! It’s simple to make and you can make it look really pretty. See how here.
A DIY room diffuser
Get a few wooden skewers, a small jar or glass, water and a great smelling cleaner product. See how to do it here.