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Some people love the look of a bowl full of dried potpourri as much as they love the smell. This isn't always the case, though, and if you just want the scent of this home fragrancer without the bowl of dried flowers try displaying a bowl of potpourri beads instead. These tiny, pearlized resin beads are infused with fragrance and act just like potpourri. You can set them out in a decorative bowl and they'll act as any home fragrancer, scenting the air around them.
These little beads are also perfect for making your own sachets or car fresheners. Simply take a small organza bag and fill it with the beads. This is a lot less mess than traditional potpourri but with all the same great fragrance.
Sometimes burning a candle or plugging in a tart warmer just isn't feasible. If you're looking for a safe and low tech way to fragrance a room try a simple home air fragrance diffuser.
The home air fragrance diffuser consists of a ceramic or glass jar that contains fragrance oil and a set of long stick-like reeds. By opening the jar and placing the reeds into it, the reeds wick up the scented oil and release it into the room. There's no open flame to worry about and no need for electricity. Just set it somewhere that it won't get tipped over and let this simple little home fragrance product do its job.
This type of home air fragrance item is perfect for the office, retirement homes or dorm rooms where open flames aren't allowed. Also try them in a sun room or gazebo where electricity isn't available. To rejuvenate the scents just reverse the sticks.
One of the more popular home fragrance product lines feature crisp and clean scents, including lemon peels or ocean breeze.
For an instant infusion of home fragrance simply mist a room with your favorite scent before guests arrive, or if you need a quick cover-up from a kitch or pet odor.
A home fragrance diffuser is another alternative to regular room fresheners. The designs diffuse fragrance oil through a clay or metal ring, which heats the fragrance to scent your entire room.
For those who love potpourri, simply fill a decorative glass bowl with some fragranced potpourri.
If you love the smell of fresh baked cakes and pies but hate the work involved, candle makers have found a way to make your nose happy with "baking" candles. These scents are fragranced with the smell of angel food cake, chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies. You get all the fragrance without any of the calories. Light a peach pie candle and feel like you just spent an hour in the kitchen baking but without another hour of clean up to go.
These home fragrancers are perfect when you're selling your house - just plug them in and let the smell of your home frangrancer warm your home.
We love our pets, be they a dog, cat or gerbil, but those cute little critters do have a way of scenting our homes in an unpleasant way. That's where a specially designed home fragrance product can help eliminate those unwanted pet odors.
To rid your home of pet odors on a daily basis try burning a candle specifically for pet odor control. By regularly lighting this type of home fragrance product you can keep any pet odors at bay without a lot of work. For spot odor removal, such as the dog's favorite place on the couch, try an odor eliminating fabric refresher. These are perfect to spritz on your furniture or carpets a couple of times a week or just before company arrives for a quick burst of fresh scent.
For small, contained areas, such as where you store your kitty litter or where your hamster resides, try using a small space deodorizer. Just hang this home fragrance product somewhere out of your pet's reach and it will control litter box or cage odors easily and efficiently.
If you prefer to have constant odor control without having to light a candle try a plug in home fragrance product. This will act like a candle, scenting a room consistently, without having to worry about an open flame. Just be careful not to place one of these in a small space that your pet resides in, such as caged animals, without proper ventilation.
For years people have had one scent choice when trying to keep mosquitoes at bay. While citronella can be effective, it's not often the best smelling candle. Now you can have it both ways; a great smelling candle and some protection from those nasty biting insects. There are now home fragrance candles on the market that have combined the scent and effect of citronella with other great smelling scents. Available in jar candles, pillars, tea lights and tarts, you now have a multitude of choices in your outdoor home fragrance candles. Not only do they help you enjoy the outdoor but they look much better than a plain, yellow candle.
Choose your outdoor home fragrance from such yummy scents as Garden Spice, Garden Green Herb, Garden Sunny Blooms and Garden Wild Berry—all with a hint of citronella. Now doesn't that sound better than old yellow?
Candles and potpourri aren't safe for kids. So how do you freshen up their rooms safely? A product called Monster spray not only acts as a home fragrancer that you can spray on their sheets or carpet but will also get rid of any unwanted monsters in the closet.
If your child is afraid of the dark or swears there's something hairy living under the bed, assure them that you can rid them of any unwanted guests with Monster spray. This lavender scented room spray is safe for any fabrics so it can be sprayed directly on beds, clothes in the closet or on rugs and carpets under the bed. You'll be getting rid of monsters, and the soothing Lavender scent will help your children relax and fall to sleep.
While you will want to supervise the spraying with small children, helping them rid themselves of their monsters can meant a great smelling room and a sleeping child…all with the use of Monster Spray.
Scented sea shells are both decorative and useful. These real, little sea shells are infused with fragrance and act as home fragrance product. To use them try placing them in a decorative bowl or basket. They're perfect for bedrooms or bathrooms where you want a little fragrance but don't always want to be burning a candle. For something really different, sprinkle some on a table during an outdoor patio party. They'll fit right into a summer themed event and will scent the surroundings too.
It's always great when you can do double duty with your home fragrance products. Since everyone has to clean and do laundry, why not scent your home while you're at it? A scented countertop cleaner will gently scent your kitchen or bathroom while you clean, leaving you with a fresh scent instead of a harsh chemical one. A laundry wash added to each load will give your clothes a fresh fragrance that detergents just can't. Just add a little to the water and it'll do the rest.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|