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Natural, DIY Tricks To Make Your House Smell Amazing

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Just about every commercially available air freshener these days is riddled with harsh chemicals. And who wants those floating into their lungs? Doesn't exactly seem “fresh,” does it?

So, what's a homeowner to do? Well, it turns out there are all-natural and less expensive ways to get your home smelling great. Best of all, most of them use household supplies you probably already have on hand!

Don't believe me? Read on to find out how you can make your home smell awesome the natural (and cheap!) way.

smudge squareAll-Natural Incense

Lighting incense is a great way to give a room some energy — whether it's peaceful, lively, delicate or something in between! Did you know you can actually make a smudge stick — a.k.a. incense bundle — yourself using your favorite herbs and flowers? A few great options are herbs like sage and rosemary, or other fragrant plants like lavender, rose petals, juniper and lemongrass. Tie the base of the herbs together using natural cotton string, and then wrap the bundle tightly, working upwards and around. Hang to dry for 2-4 weeks. Once fully dried, light one end and walk around the house to spread the good vibes.

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Plants are nature's air purifier, so why not let them do the work for you? Filling your rooms with houseplants is a great way to not only remove impurities from the air, but to add beauty and improve feng shui. Peace lilies, palms, aloe plants and ferns are excellent, low-maintenance options. Why not put one in every room?

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