Home-made Air Fresheners

The woodlands, real estate, buyer, selling, seller, courtney buieMaking your home smell cozy and inviting for a showing or open house is one of the best tricks in the business. There are so many ways to create authentic, amazing scents that draw in buyers more than the uwrap-and-plug-in smells. I’ve collected the best scents I could find to use when showing a house, having guests, cleaning, or simply enjoying your own space.

  • Combine allspice, cloves, orange peel, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and fresh ginger in a small pot of water and simmer slowly on the stove.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar in a pie tin and leave over a low temperature on the stove.
  • In the winter, leave your fireplace on and throw in some orange peels and pinecones.
  • To ensure a homey scent in every room, fill the end of panty hose with spices or potpourri and place it just inside your air vents.
  • At Christmas time, simmer these together for instant cheer: evergreen or pine needles, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, bay leaves, orange rind, and lemon rind. Add a dash of nutmeg if you’re feeling jolly.
  • Fill a glass bowl with flower petals (which you can buy at the local florist). These smell great and also look beautiful!
  • Mix a few drops of lemon and cedar essential oils with water in a spray bottle and spritz your home before you leave.

There’s always scented candles or spray fresheners, but these home-made aromas add a personal touch that buyers notice. Scents are one of the strongest senses tied to memory, and an atmosphere that makes a buyer feel right at home will surely make an impact.

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  1. Sallie Ben Attar says

    Hey I love these ideas!!! I make home made things all of the time like cleaning supplies but this is a really good idea. Thanks!

  2. Courtney Buie says

    Thank you! When you have a chance to try one, let me know how it works out!

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