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How to Keep Your Home Smelling Like Summer All Year Long

by Laureen Ramsey 03/11/2019

If summer is your favorite season of the year, then you probably wouldn't mind having your home smell like summer all through the year, seeing as most people wait all year to breathe in summer's scent. Follow simple tips to keep your home smelling fresh and summery all through the year.

  1. Make a Gel Freshener Yourself. Making a gel freshener isn't hard at all. All you need are a couple essential oils like citrus and grapeseed, depending on the exact scent you want to reproduce, and some other natural ingredients in your kitchen such as gelatin, salt, and lemons; mix them, and you have an excellent freshener for your home. Check the internet for more detailed instructions and proportions.
  2. Secret Jars. It is simple to do, and the results last for even longer. Pick up some stone jars and fill them up with a mixture of baking soda and any essential oils you have around. Put them up in different corners of your house and watch the walls of your home begin to give out the scents by themselves seemingly. However, you might need to keep the jars out of sight, as they are not the most perfect decorative accessories.
  3. Use Cleaning Products with Natural Ingredients and Flavors. Don't just buy any cleaning liquid. You should go for the ones that incorporate natural elements into their contents. Many cleaning products are plant-based and infused with the scents of ingredients like citrus, cedar, and lavender. Constant use of such products for cleaning the floors, windows and even clothes will all add up to give every room in the house a distinct pleasant fruity smell.
  4. Scent of Potpourri. Add any food items with pleasant smells onto a pan. You can use apple cider, lemons, vanilla extract, etc.; they all work perfectly. Add a few cups of water to the pan and then heat very slowly over the cooker. The hot mixture will begin to give off a warm and welcoming scent for anyone that comes into the home. These work best at night as they're sure to make dinner look enticing.
  5. DIY Lavender Air Freshener. Add dried lavender leaves and baking soda into a small jar and shake the mixture thoroughly. Add drops of lavender oil too and seal, then punch a few holes into the jar cover so the scent can escape into the house.

Try out all these ideas and watch your home smell like summer all day, every day. If you need more options for essential oils, visit any apothecary shop that is close to you.

About the Author

Author
Laureen Ramsey

With over two decades of active experience in the Brevard County real estate market, Laureen began her local career as a Construction Manager with Lennar Homes. She was quickly promoted to Director of Construction, where she built over 3,500 homes for the company. From 2005 through 2007 Laureen served as the Division President of the Space Coast Division of Lennar, where she was responsible for building, marketing, and selling in excess of 500 homes yearly. When the market turned and the local division was closed, Laureen served as Lennar's Director of Sales and Marketing for Brevard, Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola counties, supervising a team of over 30 new home consultants. In addition to her real estate expertise, Laureen has a degree in finance from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Since moving into general real estate, Laureen has consistently been a top performer with Remax, recognized yearly as being a member of their 100% Club.

When selecting a Realtor you want the best representation possible. Put Laureen's wealth of experience, knowledge, and contacts to use on your behalf. Whether you’re selling to downsize, moving up, buying your very first home, or relocating to Brevard, call Laureen and she will help you find the home that best fits your lifestyle and budget.