Thursday, October 6, 2011

Confession #6 - My House Stinks

Really stinks?  well... yeah sometimes it does.

One time we had a student come over and say, "Wow your house smells like Earthfare!"
I'm not sure if that's good or bad.  She said it was a good smell.  I guess so.

We gave up using scented "stuff."  No scented candles, no scented garbage bags, and definitely no air freshener.  I could buy some natural air freshener from Earthfare, but I don't really like my choices (remember my confessions of pickyness?)

So to make my house more "odorly" inviting, I try to clean with Shaklee cleaners.  They are all natural, lasts forever (well a long time) and have a pleasant smell.

Also I spray tea tree oil in our trash cans to keep them smelling better.

If I want a real pleasant smell, I cook something with cinnamon.  Since I make our granola lightly cinnamon-ed, that helps most weekdays.

So if you want to make your own "scent" for your house, try this:

"Make my House Smell Nice - Naturally"
Inexpensive Spray bottle
Essential oils you find pleasant
My favorite one is 5 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of Bergamot (citrus)
About 1.5 cups of water.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can vary it as much as you like.  I'm also really fond of vanilla but it's not a good house-scent because it makes me want to eat cake.

Is that like a double confession??  Probably!

Love, Carra


My Crafty Home-Life said...

Wonder if it would work on my dog?

Carra said...

Probably! Just be careful to avoid his/her eyes. BTW, I'm enjoying your blog!