I walked in the door of my home last week after being gone for a few days and couldn't believe how smelly the place was. I'm a fresh air freak and during the warmer months you'll find several windows open and often a door as well. The dogs love it since they can come and go as they please. I love it because all the stale house smell goes away. But the winter months are a different story. We love our little dogs, but they can be a little smelly at times and with no open windows to let the air in...well, gross.
One of the things I really love about our home is that it's tucked out of the way about 16 miles from town. But that's also one of the frustrating things about living here. It's 16 miles from shopping and running to town for some air freshener after a 4 hour drive home was not something I was willing to do. Since this blog is all about making do and keeping things simple, I headed over to Hometalk.com and did a quick search for a natural cost effective solution. I LOVE that site. It's one of my go-to sources when I need simple solutions that actually work. And boy, did I find solutions. Great ones using things that I actually had around the house. Perfect!
I mixed up some Essential Oil Spray, threw together a great Lemon Rosemary Simmer for my stove top and before you knew it, the doggie smell was gone and the sweet smell of lemon and rosemary permeated the air. Pure bliss.
There were so many awesome ideas for natural air fresheners that I created a Hometalk board to clip them all. Head over and check it out. Bet your house will smell awesome as well!