As most of you know, I absolutely love to cook.
But almost as much as I love to cook is how strongly I absolutely detest the smell in the house after the meal is done.
Seriously - I can't bear it at all. Gross.
Weird, huh? Yeah, I know.
So, I use various methods to scent my home to keep the air sweet.
Let's face it, isn't' it much nicer to walk into a home that smells like apples or cinnamon than a home that smells like stale bacon grease and stinky dogs?
Yup, I think so, too!
In addition to regularly cleaning my house using my favorite cleaning products, I use the following products regularly to sweetly scent my little house.
By the way, this is not a sponsored post, and these are not affiliate links. I just like and use these products!
First off, I have a plug in air freshener - a Wallflower from Bath & Body Works - right inside the kitchen door. The scent of Farmstand Apples greets me as I come in the door.
The Wallflower refills last about a month, and I change out the fragrance with the seasons....or my mood. When I refreshed my living room this weekend, Apple seemed a good choice....perhaps as a nod to the season ahead, or to the fresh red pillows scattered about the room.
Next up - candles. I LOVE candles and I have them all over my home. I don't light them every single day, but on evenings when I am cooking up a feast and we are snuggling in for a relaxing evening, you better believe they are lit! And when I'm entertaining it's like a candle-palooza in here, not kidding!
I buy my candles from many different places - Yankee Candle, Home Goods, and Kringle Candle being the top three.
And, of course, only when I get a great deal! Never pay full price!
I stock up during the best sales and keep a cabinet in the lower level of my house stocked with seasonal scents.
I may or may not be obsessed with candles. I'm not saying.
I also use spray air fresheners in my home. The one I am currently obsessed with is by The Honest Company, in the Orange Cypress Scent.
Unfortunately, the Honest Company no longer carries this product, but I did locate it online at Buy Buy Baby. Needless to say, I stocked up!
I mist my soft surfaces with this freshener every morning when I tidy my house, and also right before company comes. I just love the all natural ingredients and pure essential oils used in this freshener, and the scent is just heavenly!
In the bathrooms, I keep two products - first, a can of Febreze Air Effects, of course in a seasonal scent. What else.
I do love me some Febreze! Do you know that this season they have both Fresh Pressed Apple and Fresh Fall Pumpkin? Needless to say, I have both ready to go once those leaves really start putting on a show!
In addition to the Febreze, I keep a bottle of Poo-Pourri in both my bathroom and the guest bathroom.
I kid you not, real life here, folks! This stuff really works!
What else? Oh yes, in my bedroom I have a reed diffuser on my dresser, right inside the door.
I had one by Morgan & Grace Australia, that I had picked up in Home Goods in the spring, and it was fabulous. The scent was Jasmine & Gardenia, and I absolutely loved it. I saved the bottle so I can look for another one, but I can't even find it online! If you are in Home Goods and you see this product, grab it! The only one I can find online is on eBay, in a different scent, and it's selling for a fortune!
Until I can find another
one ten of the Morgan & Grace diffusers to hoard buy, I have a Yankee Candle Aromatherapy Spa Stress Relief diffuser in my bedroom. I can smell the subtle scent of cinnamon and frankincense as soon as I open my door. Peaceful, for sure!
I'm also a fan of incense, and always have been. There's just something about the scent that brings me back to another time and place.
I love this brand, and I stock up on it whenever I'm in my favorite shop in the infamous village of Woodstock. My daughters and I love to take an odd day and ramble over to Woodstock, checking out all the funky shops and grabbing lunch. Girls' day out!
Incense is fantastic to rid the house of cooking smells, and often I will burn it on a weekend, after I've cooked off the bacon for the week.
What, you don't cook off a whole pound of bacon on a Saturday morning and put it in the freezer for bacon emergencies? Come on, fess up! We're talking BACON here, folks!
I'm curious - how do you keep your home smelling sweet?