You can recreate the scent of the ocean, tropical paradise, and other summer scents. What is the “scent of summer” to you?
What does the scent of summer mean to you? Is it the scent of the ocean, a tropical paradise, freshly cut grass, etc?
The scents of the past can bring back happy memories. We also associate certain smells with specific times of the year.
1. Essential Oils
Your essential oil diffuser is a great way to bring summer smells into your home.
Add some water to the mixture and add a few drops of your favorite summer essential oils. Enjoy!
These are some of the top essential oils for summer:
- Lime. * Sandalwood
- Lemon. * Basil
- Orange. * Geranium
- Grapefruit. * Peppermint
2. Diffusers for reeds
Reed diffusers can be set up and forgotten to keep your home smelling great.
These reed diffusers will make your home smell like summer.
- Sea Salt & Sage
- Energize Sparkling Citrus
- Citrus Sun Tea
- White Tea and Ginger
- Eucalyptus & Sage
3. Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers are great for a fresh, summery smell.
They brighten up any room and add a cheerful touch of color.
4. Simmer Pot
Another natural way to freshen up your home is with a stove-top simmer pot
Add the chopped fresh fruits and herbs to 2 quarts of water in a saucepan on your stove. Allow it to simmer for a day, and then you can enjoy the fresh summer aroma filling up your home.
These are some great summer simmer pot recipes:
- Lemon and rosemary
- Strawberries, lemons, and coconut
- Lime, mint, and ginger are all great options.
- Grapefruit, lemon, lime
- Vanilla, lime, and rosemary
- Grapefruit and mint
- Lemon, lavender, and rosemary
5. Shelf and drawer liners
A scented drawer and shelf liners are another great way to diffuse good fragrance throughout your home.
They transform the interiors of your drawers and cupboards into a beautiful space.
Sparkling Lime & Coconut really smells like summer!
6. DIY Mason-jar Air Fresheners
You can make all-natural, air fresheners from baking soda and essential oils in a jar.
- Put about 1/2 cup baking soda and 10-12 drops of your preferred essential oil in a small container.
- For a beautiful look, you could cover the top of your jar with a pretty piece of breathable fabric and secure it with ribbon or a band.
- Another option is to make holes in the lids of mason jars so the air freshener can breathe. You can fill your home with the sweet scent of summer by using any of the seasonal essential oil blends.
- To activate the jar, shake it regularly. You can add another 4-5 drops of essential oil if the aroma starts to fade.
7. Scented Sachets
Use scented sachets to keep your small spaces, such as drawers and closets, smelling fresh.
Place them anywhere you like and let the aroma fill your home.
These Watermark sachets smell and look like summer!
8. Create a kitchen herb garden
A herb garden can be a great hobby and an excellent way to add summer flavor to your kitchen.
These herbs are great for your kitchen:
The Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit includes everything you need to start your own little garden.
9. Hand soaps
There are many great-smelling hand soaps on the market. The foaming soap from Bath & Body Works is my favorite.
You can make your hands smell like summer by using a hand soap scented with lemon or other fresh scents.
10. The windows can be opened
Open the windows to create a summer-like atmosphere in your home.
Even better if your neighbor has just mowed his lawn!
The windows can be opened to let in the fresh air that has built up over winter.
You might even hear the kids playing by the ice cream truck. Enjoy both the smells and sounds of summer.
11. Summer Candles
No matter what summer scent you like, there is a candle that will work for it.
Everything, from Summer Storm to Coconut Beach and Lemon Lavender.
This year, try different summer candles. Let me know which ones you like best!
12. Citrus Scented Cleaners
Mrs. Meyer’s Lemon Verbena cleaning product will make your home smell like summer.
I love lime-scented dish soap for kitchen refreshment.
There is nothing better than the fresh scent of a freshly-cleaned home.
13. Cleanse with a lemon
What? What? It’s true! You may prefer natural scents in your home, so use a lemon-scented cleaner instead.
Simply cut the lemon in half, or in quarters, and then use the sponge or the juice to make a spray bottle with water.
You can clean and wipe some things with lemon juice or lemon oil. These include; microwaves, toilet bowls, faucets, and glass.
Are you ready to make your home smell like the ocean?
These tips and tricks are sure to make your home smell like summer. I find that my home is more enjoyable when it smells clean and fresh for the season. It is the little things that make your life more enjoyable.