Whether you realize it or not, your house has its very own unique smell. Your guests probably notice it more than you do. It can range from a light, fresh scent to a potent fruit or animal smell.

The reason that you might not notice it is there is that you get used to it. This smell lingers in your home all day, and this constant exposure has you forgetting it is there.

This smell might make your guests feel happy and calm inside your home, but it could also have them ready to leave before the party even starts.

So what does your home’s smell say about you?

Many of the people you know have signature scents. Inside a home is a little different though; the scent of a home can literally imprint into your mind, almost like a signature on paper.  Unless you do something drastic to change this scent, you have no control over it. You might consider this your scent signature.

If you are looking to change the scent signature in your home, consider these natural home scent recipes:

  • Fall Wonderland: 1 sliced orange, 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves
  • Orange Amaretto: 1 sliced orange, 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • Sweet Mint: 2 sliced limes, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Gingerbread: 5 1/4 inch slices of ginger, 1 tablespoon almond extract, 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange Creamsicle: 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 sliced orange
  • Cordon Bleu: 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract, 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • Italian Backyard: 1 lemon, 1 tsp black peppercorns, handful of basil
  • Forest: Cedar twigs, by themselves. I love cedar.
  • Regal Cream: Bergamot tea (Earl Grey), 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Blueberry Tea: Bergamot tea, 1 sliced orange, 1 tsp almond extract
  • Coconut Bay: 1 tablespoon coconut extract, 1 sliced lime

To create your own natural deodorizer you will need the following:

  • An old jar of some sort, like a mason jar or an old tomato sauce jar
  • Pot for stovetop
  • Water
  • Any of the above ingredients

Now that you have everything you need, you can get started on creating a wonderful smell that can keep your guests coming back to your home.

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