Our dearly loved and lived in homes can accumulate dust, dirt and an unpleasant odour over time, particularly during the warm summer months. Keep your house feeling, looking and smelling fresh this summer with a weekly, fortnightly or monthly professional cleaning service. A great way to prolong the feeling of cleanliness in your house is to use your favourite scents. We’ve put together a few ideas for summer inspired aromas so that you can fill your house with the smell of summer all year long!
Nothing says summer like the fresh ocean air! Fill your home with this fresh summer fragrance by using beach-associated candle scents. Ingredients to look for use either focus on salty, sandy or grassy bases. The core scent might be developed with hints of sweet banana for example, or even a fresh and floral layer for an extra lift. We recommend picking an ocean candle smell that reminds you of your favourite beach – it’s up to you whether you pick a beach in sunny Australia or chilly Scotland!
Fresh and fruity
Another popular candle scent for summer focuses on fruity smells such as pineapple and mango, or orange and lemon. These fresh and fruity smells will circulate your home, giving it a Hawaiian feel. Coconut is a nice addition, as it conjures up images of tropical palm trees, but don’t overdo it as you could risk making your house smell overly sweet. Summer scents are all about being fresh, vibrant and nostalgic – they should make you think of days spent having picnics outdoors, lounging on the beach, or staying up late with loved ones.
A clever flower arrangement is one of the easiest and most natural ways to fill your house with a fresh and summery aroma. Pick some fragrant and in season flowers from your garden or ask your local florist for their current recommendation, as it will vary depending on your location and the exact time of year. Be strategic about where you place your flower vase. Placing your flowers somewhere in the hallway or an open-plan living area will diffuse the smell and circulate it around the house whereas an enclosed bathroom will add a more powerful smell.
Get creative with essential oils
Another way to naturally perfume your home is by blending essential oils. This is a fun and creative way to recreate a summer smell, without using any harsh chemicals. Experiment with a variety of fragrances and combinations to come up with your home’s own unique scent. Peppermint or eucalyptus will pack a punch, whereas lavender or jasmine will create a relaxing ambience. You can turn your scent into a room spray by combining water, alcohol and your essential oils of choice – just spritz around the desired areas and you’ve got a fresh and fabulous home!
Another way to put your essential oils to good use is by creating your very own gel air fresheners. Pick your favourite summer scent, choose a bright and vibrant colour and add some seasonal flowers or beach shells to complete the look. All you need is a packet of gelatin, ¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of vodka, essential oil and a tiny amount of food colouring (blue works really well and creates an ocean feel!) The best part is, it is so easy to make your gel air freshener! First, bring the water to boil, then add and dissolve the gelatin. Put the mixture aside to cool. Then, pour into a jar of your choice, add the vodka, oils, colouring and desired decoration. Stir it up, put it in the fridge, then wait for it to set. Voila! Your very own natural summer-scented air freshener. Place your pretty little jars anywhere around the house that requires some colour and a burst of freshness.
Last but not least
All of these suggestions are fantastic ways to boost your home’s scent while creating a fresh and fun summer atmosphere. But there’s only one way to really make your home smell and feel good, which is by making sure your it is fresh and sparkling clean. When you contact with a professional cleaning service, you don’t have to worry about the build-up of nasty odours and dirt. Instead, you can focus on picking fresh flowers from the garden or making your own essential oil blends – now that’s more like it!