9 DIY Summer Scents for Your Home

You need natural mood creators that smell like a fresh summer morning? Then you should try some of these nine DIY room scents.

How can you neutralize bad odours and give your home a relaxing, summer scent? You can make your place smell great in no time with some simple craft ideas for the home. Prepare your own scented air fresheners, made from easy to find "ingredients" that are available in every garden. Herbs, citrus fruits, flowers are all amazing air purifiers when combined skillfully. These nine fun projects will teach you in no time how to breeze-smell your rooms.

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Mediterranean Citrus-Herbal Mixture

Lemon and rosemary are among the freshest ingredients you can mix together. Their scents are typical of any Italian coast. To add Mediterranean magic to your home, you will need one lemon, five rosemary sprigs and few drops of lavender or rose essential oil. Slice up the lemon and place it in a pot full of water. Add the rosemary sprigs and the essential oil. Boil this exotic mixture on the stove and enjoy the scents that will fill your home.

Essential Oil Sprayer

This easy craft idea is a real citrus bomb of all summer fragrances collected in a bottle. You will need 10 drops of orange essential oil, 15 drops lavender, 10 drops grapefruit, 10 drops lemon. Mix them all together in a sprayer, add distilled water and shake well. Use this blend of scents to neutralize odours, refresh clothes and linen or even as aromatherapy.

Summer Perfume Reed Diffuser

Reed diffusers are wonderful table decoration idea. They will release slowly the fragrance of your favourite summer perfume while you relax in the comfort of imagining being surrounded by waves and water-foam. Take an empty perfume bottle, bamboo skewers, baby oil and few perfume drops. Fill the empty bottle with some baby oil, add few drops of your preferredsummer perfume. Place inside the bamboo skewers and soon your hand crafted air freshener will diffuse the aroma into the room.

Scented Water Freshener

This is the easiest way to make your own natural air freshener. Take some lime peels, fresh peppermint leaves fresh mint or basil and vanilla extract. Soak these summer scented ingredients in some water and let the fresh breeze fill the air.

Aromatic Wood Blocks

You will love these DIY wood blocks, saturated with the aroma of bergamot and jasmine oils. Get a handful of wood blocks and close them overnight in a container full of bergamot and jasmine essential oils. When you are sure that the oils are well absorbed, open the container and enjoy the pleasant aroma. When the blocks start to dry, add more oil to them. With its refreshing, citrus smell, bergamot is the perfect match for the delicate and sweet jasmine. They will rejuvenate your senses and revitalise your home.

Gel Air Freshener

If you wonder how to make air freshener in a form of gel, here is the answer. This craft project is very laborious and it requires more time. However, the final result it's worth every second. Get five gelatin packages, cedarwood and pine essential oils. Add them to a cup of boiling water and pour in the gelatin. If you want to add some colouring to the gel, use a colour additive. Put the ready mixture in small jars and let the gel set for one night. This elegant air freshener will make you feel like you are in a pine wood.

Herb Scented Candles

The answer to the question how to make your own scented candles with herbs is very simple. You need to melt the wax and infuse fresh, strongly scented herbs in it for about forty minutes. Such herbs are lavender, rosemary, thyme, mint, sage. To further embellish the herbal candles, add vanilla beans in the cup with warm wax. When it hardens, light the candles and feel the wonderful scent of a summer herb garden.

Potpourri Scent Idea

Keeping a fragrant mixture of dried flowers with spices in a jar is a brilliant idea. How about drying your own flowers and transform them into amazing natural air freshener? First of all, gather a bouquet form your garden and dry it out for a week. Then position the dried petals and leaves in a bowl and add essential oil mixture from evergreens, eucalyptus and cranberries. Feel free to experiment with more scented ingredients of your choice.

Scent Pouches

Decorate your home with fresh smelling pouches prepared from you. Put them in the wardrobe, under the bed, in the closet or wherever you desire. Sew small rectangular bags from some light weight fabric and fill them with a mixture of dried herbs, spices, aroma therapy cones, cotton balls soaked with a few drops of essential oil.

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