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How to make your home smell amazing without using any chemicals!

Some of us have stinky houses, and let’s be honest; it isn’t like we do it on purpose! There’s kids, pets, cooking, and general house stench that we’ve become nose blind to…until the guests come by and make us aware.

So how do we combat these smelly problems? With a DIY, of course! This post has been put together to help all of you who want a nice smelling home without having to fork out on chemicals and overpriced branded products, so let’s get to it!

How easy are these recipes to make?

The recipes that we have collated are so easy to make, it’s as easy as choosing your ingredients, chopping them up (if necessary) and popping them in a simmering pan of hot water.

Are there any chemicals involved?

Not one! All of these DIY scents are created using all-natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about inviting unwanted chemicals into your home.

Our favorite chemical-free scent recipes!

Lavender and Lemongrass Pet Odour Busting DIY Air Freshener

Lavender and Lemongrass Pet Odour Busting DIY Air Freshener

As found on Diy Passion

I’m starting strong here with a simple DIY to help eradicate those ungodly pet smells. This DIY will show you how to make your own air freshener using:

  • a mason jar
  • wax paper
  • baking soda
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Lemongrass essential oil

This DIY is so easy to make and can last between 2 – 4 weeks.

Rosemary, Lemon and Vanilla Simmering Pot


As found on One More Moore

This simple stovetop concoction is so divine and can be created with easy ingredients you might already have on hand! I enjoy the fresh smell that these three ingredients create when combined, and although it only lasts for two days, it’s worth it for the ten minutes it takes to create.

Orange and Ginger Stovetop Potpourri


As found on The Happier Homemaker

This one is for my mother, who is an avid lover of citrus and ginger! You can simmer this recipe on a low to medium heat all day long, replenishing the water as you go, and then secure it in an airtight container to use for the next three days!

You can also package the dry ingredients in a cute mason jar and gift it to someone who will love it!

Cranberry, Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Scent


As found on Half Baked Harvest

I personally love Half Baked Harvest, so I was super thrilled when I stumbled across this beautiful stovetop recipe for making your home smell like Christmas!

When it comes to Christmas, I like to make my home smell beautiful by warming up mince pies and then demolishing them all, but you know, it’s a little unhealthy and hard on the wallet, so stovetop potpourri is the next best thing.

This simple recipe not only smells incredible but looks beautiful too, and I’m so stoked for trying it this year.

Festive Holiday Crockpot Simmer

Festive Holiday Crockpot Simmer

As found on One Good Thing

This crockpot potpourri is full of Christmas ingredients such as cranberries, oranges, cloves, and nutmeg, and it does smell incredible.

I love the smell of Christmas, it makes me so ready for it, even in September and again, it is ridiculously easy to make!

Replica Williams Sonoma Signature Scent


As found on Rachel Schultz

This recipe shows you how to replicate the famous, amazing smell of the Williams Sonoma store, and it is so so easy using only three essential ingredients – whoop!

This fresh smell is perfect for livening up your home at any time of the year, and one batch can last up to three days.


Everybody loves an easy and safe alternative to making their home smell incredible, and we have found a handful of charming scents that we will be rotating throughout the seasons.

But what about you? Do you think you’ll be trying any of these stovetop potpourri recipes out any time soon? And do you have a favorite potpourri recipe you would like to share? Let us know below!

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