How To Make Your Home Smell Better With 12 Genius Inventions

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I grew up in a house filled with a million candles. My mom would frequently come home with several candles each month to help our living room nicely scented at all times. But these days, there are so many genius ways make your home smell better — not to mention more inviting to visitors — besides a wall plugin or a candle.

My mother placed candles all over the place (and still does to this day) and our home would be filled with several different aromas that would blend together to smell phenomenally. While candles will always be my go-to form of fragrance for the home, you can now use reed diffusers, aromatherapy machines, air fresheners, and even air purifiers that do double duty to ensure your quarters are fresh and

With so many options, I envision using a different invention in each one of my rooms (in my make-believe house that I totally own), to make them smell amazing. I would absolutely place an eccentric aromatherapy humidifier in my room, so I would always feel relaxed. There would be an odor eliminator in my kitchen, and a satchel filled with potpourri in my closet or drawer. I'd keep candles in my bathroom, and a reed diffuser in my living room. And then of course I'd choose amazing fragrances that work together to create the most wonderful smelling home. A home that none of my friends would ever want to leave because of how inviting it smells.

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Create A Relaxing Environment With An Aroma Therapy Humidifier


VicTising Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, $33, Amazon

I'm all about multifunctional items and this aroma therapy oil diffuser will fill your room with an amazing scent while acting as a humidifier. It has an adjustable LED light that changes to seven different colors. You can put it on a timer for a few hours and then it will automatically shut off. But, if you'd like to run it all night, it will work for 10 hours. The best part about it: it's super quiet so you wont even notice it's on.

...And Fill It With Essential Oils For Every Mood


Aromatherapy Top Six Essential Oils, $16, Amazon

Now that you have your aromatherapy humidifier, you need essential oils to fill it with. Choose from Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemongrass, or Sweet Orange depending on your mood. Lavender is perfect for relaxing or right before bed, while Eucalyptus is great if you're suffering from a cold. And if you have trouble waking up in the morning, pour in some Sweet Orange to make you feel instantly refreshed.

Gel Beads To Neutralize Unpleasant Odors


Smells BeGone Odor Neutralizer Gel Beads - Cotton Scent, $26, Amazon

These gel bead odor neutralizers are really great for dorm rooms or small apartments. My roommate and I kept one of these on top of our fridge during our freshman year and our room was always filled with a fresh scent. We would often make food in our microwave, but because of the gel beads, the smell would never linger (which is really great when you live in a tiny dorm room).

A Pretty Disguised Sachet To Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh


BloemBox Organic Rose & Lavender Sachet, $20, Amazon

This adorable looking sachet was included on Oprah's Favorite Things list. It's made of organic materials, smells amazing, and repels moths from eating your clothes. You can get the flower sachet in six different colors (that have adorable names like Bella Rouge, Cerise Queen, Coral Beauty, Summer Blush, Golden Sun, and Moonstone) so you can easily find one that fits into your decor.

Fill Your Room With The Scent Of Berries With A Luxurious Room Spray


Diptyque Baies Room Spray, $65, Amazon

Diptyque is a popular and luxurious French fragrance brand. They make beautifully smelling candles, room sprays, and perfumes. I bought myself a room spray and a candle when I lived in Paris and the scents are some of the best I've ever experienced. They are long lasting, and smell delicious. Fill your room with the scent of berries with this wonderful spray — just remember, a little goes a long way.

A Beautiful Smelling Candle In A Pretty Little Tin


Capri Blue Aspen Bay Jar Candle, $24, Amazon

I love a good candle. But what makes a candle a good one is an amazing smell and cute packaging. You're probably going to place the candle somewhere where everyone can see it, so it should look nice. This one smells like tropical fruits: oranges, lemons, and limes and it's in a really pretty bright orange jar.

Burn Japanese Incense Made Out Of Jinkoh


Nippon Kodo Jinkoh Juzan Aloeswood Incense (150), $58, Amazon

This beautifully packed incense set is made from ancient wood from Japan. It's called Jinkoh or Aloeswood and it forms during a mysterious process over hundreds of years. So every time you burn these incense, you'll be reminded of how incredible life is.

An Air Purifier To Get Rid Of Allergens And Odors


GermGuardian 3-in-1 HEPA Air Purifier System, $60, Amazon

This 3-in-1 machine does so much for your environment and your health. The HEPA filter captures 99 percent of pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, and allergens while the charcoal filter gets rid of odors from cooking, smoking, and pets. Plus it has a special UV-C light technology that kills harmful bacterias, germs, and viruses. This all basically means that you should put this in your home and it will help you avoid feeling sick and will stop odors from lingering.

Use Charcoal To Eliminate Odors And Prevent Mold And Bacteria From Forming


Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, $10, Amazon

Charcoal is one of the best natural purifiers. It is fragrance free, chemical free, and non toxic. It prevents mold and bacteria from forming and eliminates odors, allergens, and harmful pollutants that may make their way into your home. The best part about this bag of charcoal is that you can reuse it for up to two years. All you have to do is place it in the sun for an hour once a month and it'll be just like new.

An All Natural, Non Aerosol Air Freshening Spray


Fresh Wave All Natural Odor Neutralizing Spray, $10, Amazon

A non-aerosol spray is a great thing to have around your home. You can use it all around the house. Eliminate odors in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, and more. Plus, you can use the spray on furniture to give it a fresh scent. The spray is nontoxic and made with soy, lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedar wood.

A Pretty Reed Diffuser Doubles As A Decorative Piece


NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser, $42, Amazon

Reed diffusers can be pretty additions to your home decor. They usually come in pretty glass bottles and this NEST one is no different. It's designed for their holiday line and features gold stripes. It smells like the holidays: pomegranate, mandarin oranges, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and amber. Sounds wonderful to me.

Scented Drawer Liners To Keep Your Drawers Smelling Clean


English Lavender Scented Drawer Liners, $20, Amazon

Before spotting these, I had heard of drawer liners, but never scented ones. The whole concept is brilliant: line the bottom of your drawers in this scented paper and your clothes will smell like lavender. The paper also acts as insect repellent so you wont have to worry about your clothes getting holes in them. If you don't like lavender you can try the liners in French Essence, Fresh Linen, and Sandalwood.

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