10 Tips to Make Your Home Smell Like Summer

Our floral candles are put away but it’s not time to go for apple cinnamon yet. Summer can be a difficult scent to catch. Most smells associated with this warm season are freshly cut grass, salty breezes and sun lotion, smells that can be impossible to recreate or just plain undesirable. That’s when we turn to fresh scents like citrus and eucalyptus. Wether it’s fresh oranges on the counter or a DIY with essential oils, you can make your home a summery scented place with ease! Take a look at these 10 tips for making your home really smell like summertime.

1. DIY Gel Fresheners

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There are days when it’s so hot outside, the last thing you want to do is light a cozy candle indoors. That’s where these gel fresheners come into play. They require essential oils and a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. Just mix together and let their scents fill your home. Plus, when you add food coloring, they make for pretty decorations. (via Hello Natural)

2. Bathroom Eucalyptus

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While everyone suggests hanging fresh eucalyptus from your shower head during the winter because of it’s antibacterial properties, I think you should keep some in your shower all year round! Just the smell alone is relaxing, rejuvenating and summery. Every shower will become a trip to the spa. (via Free People)

3. DIY Citronella Orange Candles

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Outdoor parties during summer come with their own scents, including those citronella candles that keep the mosquitos away. And did you know that you can make your own that will do the job and provide some fantastic table decor? It’s win wins like that that make your party one to remember. (via Popsugar)

4. DIY Scented Wooden Blocks

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If you’ve got little kids then you might be wary of leaving out a lighted candle or a full air diffuser within their reach. Make these blocks which can produce just as much scent into a room as a lit candle but be safe for little fingers to get ahold of. They’re also very easy to replenish the scent. (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. Keep this pot of citrus slices steaming on your stove for a few hours and your house will fill with scents of lemons and 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 that smells like coconut or green tea after a long day of working in the garden? These homemade bath bombs are simple to make and have four suggested scents, though you can use whatever scent 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 hard as you might think. So make it a summertime party for you and your BFFs and create unique soy candles that hold all the summertime scents you love. (via Paper and Stitch)

8. Summery Perfume

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Choosing a summer scent doesn’t have to be for your home because as I’ve said before, whatever you smell like is what you’ll be smelling all season long. So pick a perfume that smells like orange blossoms and salty breezes and you’ll be transported straight to the beach each time you take a sprits. (via Anthropologie)

9. DIY Baking Soda Disks

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Everybody knows that baking soda is a natural air deodorizer. So when you add herbs and essential oils to these disks, they will replace the unwanted smells with delicious smells. Put them in your closets and drawers and pantry and mud room to fill your home with the scent of your choice. (via Reading My Tea Leaves)

10. DIY Wax Melts

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Sure, you can buy wax melts at any place they sell candles. But why buy a second rate smell when you can make one yourself that’s exactly the scent you’re looking for? Go citrus-y with a hint of rose petals or lavender for a summer smell that you’ll want to recreate again next year. (via Savvy Naturalista)