10 Tips to Make Your Home Smell Like Summer

Our floral candles have been put away, but it’s not time for apple cinnamon yet. Summer can be a hard smell to smell. Most of the smells associated with this warm season are freshly cut grass, salty breezes and sunscreen, smells that are impossible to recreate or just plain undesirable. Then we turn to fresh scents like citrus and eucalyptus. Whether it’s fresh oranges on the counter or a DIY using essential oils, you can turn your home into a summer-scented place with ease! Take a look at these 10 tips to really make your home smell like summer.

1. DIY gel freshener

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There are days when it’s so hot outside that you definitely don’t want to light a cozy candle inside. That’s where these gel fresheners come in. You will need essential oils and a few ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. Just mix together and let their fragrances fill your home. Plus, adding food coloring makes for pretty decorations. (via Hello Of Course)

2nd bathroom eucalyptus

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While everyone suggests hanging fresh eucalyptus on your showerhead in the winter for its antibacterial properties, I think you should have something in your shower year-round! The scent alone has a relaxing, rejuvenating and summery effect. Every shower becomes a trip to the spa. (via Free People)

3. DIY Citronella Orange Candles

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Outdoor parties in summer have their own scents, including these citronella candles that keep the mosquitoes away. And did you know you can make your own that will get the job done? and do you provide a fantastic table decoration? It’s win-wins like this that make your party an unforgettable experience. (via Popsugar)

4. DIY scented wooden blocks

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If you have young children, you should be careful about leaving a lit candle or full air diffuser within their reach. Make these blocks that can bring just as much fragrance into a room as a lit candle, but be sure little fingers can reach them. They are also very easy to refill the fragrance. (via Northstory)

5. Citrus simmer pot

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In case you were wondering, there really is a simmer pot recipe for every season. Steam this pot of citrus slices on your stovetop for a few hours and your home will be filled with the scent of lemons, oranges and limes. If you’re looking for some aromatherapy, add some essential oils for a bang. (via Krazy Coupon Lady)

6. DIY Bath Bombs

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Doesn’t it sound nice to slip into a warm bath scented with coconut or green tea after a long day in the garden? These homemade bath bombs are easy to make and have four suggested scents, although you can use any scent that happens to be your favorite. Peppermint Lemon Bath? Yes, please! (via Idle Wife)

7. DIY soy candles

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Candle making is not as difficult as you might think. So make it a summer party for you and your BFFs and create one-of-a-kind soy candles that contain all the summer scents you love. (via Paper and Stitch)

8. Summer perfume

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Choosing a summer fragrance doesn’t have to be for your home because like I said before, what you smell like is what you’ll be smelling all season long. So pick a perfume that smells like orange blossom and a salty breeze, and you’ll be transported straight to the beach every time you take a sprit. (via Anthropology)

9. DIY baking soda discs

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Everyone knows that baking soda is a natural air freshener. So when you add herbs and essential oils to these discs, they will replace the unwanted smells with delicious smells. Place them in your cupboards and drawers, in your pantry and in your mud room to fill your home with the fragrance of your choice. (via Reading My Tea Leaves)

10. DIY wax melts

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Sure, you can buy wax melts anywhere they sell candles. But why buy a second-rate scent when you can make one yourself that has exactly the scent you’re looking for? Indulge in citrus notes with hints of rose petals or lavender for a summer scent you’ll want to revive next year. (via Savvy Naturalista)

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