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    21 Ways To Make Your House Smell Like Heaven Just In Time For The Holidays

    Make sure your ~house smell~ is actually a good one.

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    1. Simmer coffee beans and cinnamon sticks to make your home smell like the coziest coffee house.

    It'll make your house smell nice and humidify the air. And it's better than refilling a clunky humidifier. See how to do it here.

    2. Or snip some pine needles off your Christmas tree and simmer them with cinnamon and a little oil.

    3. Throw a couple dryer sheets in the bottom of your trash can so it smells less like...trash.


    The dryer sheets will absorb the odors, just like they would in the dryer. Read about it here.

    4. Wrap twine around cinnamon sticks to make your tree smell even better than it already does.

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    See how to do it here.

    5. Nest candle votives in coffee beans to make your home smell like your favorite café.

    6. Dry out slices of orange and grapefruit for a fruity potpourri.

    All you have to do is stick the slices in the oven for a couple of hours. See how to do it here.

    7. String up a lavender garland that looks as good as it smells. / Via

    See how to make it here.

    8. Hang eucalyptus leaves for a pretty-looking and -smelling decoration.

    You could also just put them in a vase. See how to make the wall hanging here.

    9. Wind some yarn into a ball to keep your laundry from tangling in the dryer.

    Dryer balls also help fluff your laundry and reduce static cling. A couple drops of essential oils will make your clothes smell less like burnt toast and more like a field of lavender. See how to do it here.

    10. Or just fill a mason jar with baking soda and essential oils and poke holes in the lid.

    Get the instructions here.

    11. Clear up congestion with these DIY shower gels made of just essential oils + baking soda.

    These are actually super easy to make. See how to make them here.

    12. Grate some Castile soap, add a couple drops of essential oils, and mix it all with laundry soda if you don't want to purchase those expensive pods.

    Plus, you get to choose what you want your clothes to smell like. See how to do it here.

    13. Mix baby oil + essential oil to make a custom air-freshening diffuser.

    All you need to do is fill a vase with oil and essential oils (try baby oil if you want the liquid to be clear), and stick in a few rattan diffuser reeds. The best part is — no open fires! See how to do it here.

    14. Toss one of these vinegar-and-lemon ice cubes in the garbage disposal if it's starting to stink.

    These both sanitize your disposal and make it smell less like processed food. See it here.

    15. Sprinkle baking soda mixed with lavender oil all over your carpet if it's smelling a little stale.

    Vacuum excess powder after 10 minutes. See how to do it here.

    16. Make some soothing bath bombs that smell like milk and honey, then use them for a long soak in a warm bath.

    See how to do it here.

    17. Stick dried tea bags in your shoes or hang them in your closet for a subtle fragrance.

    18. Mix up these fragrant fire-starters, made with cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves, and rosemary (if you're lucky enough to have a fireplace).

    You. Lucky. Dog. See it here.

    19. Spray last year's pinecones with cinnamon and clove essential oils to make them more potent.

    Get the tutorial here.

    20. Or throw sea salt and basil in a grapefruit peel for a fragrant centerpiece.

    We're on a budget, people. See how to do it here.

    21. Soak citrus peels in white vinegar for a naturally-scented cleaning spray.

    This version uses lemon peel and rosemary, but you can pretty much tailor your cleaner to your own preference. See it here.

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