A few weeks ago now while placing an order for rosehip oil I ended up in the fragrance oil section on the Fresh Skin website. The fragrance oils are reasonably priced at only £1.99 for a 10ml bottle so I ordered 4 to try my hand at fragrancing my home.
Coconut and Pina Colada smell like the real thing, I adore them both! Chocolate and Vanilla aren't just as nice though which shocked me as usually me and vanilla are best friends but there's just something about it I'm not so fond of.
What you'll need: Fragrance oil of your choice, water, spray bottle.
This has to be the easiest DIY job ever! You can mix more than one scent, it's up to you. You could even swap fragrance oils for essential oils and instead of buying a spray bottle you can reuse one you already have. I saved myself a few pennies and have been using my Beever Daily Revive bottle.
How to: Fill your bottle with water, add your fragrance oil of choice and gradually add more untill you're happy with the scent. I used the coconut fragrance oil and found 60 drops mixed with 150ml of water worked best. 60 drops sounds like a lot but each drop is so tiny that it doesn't even use 1/4 of the 10ml oil. The size of your spray bottle/amount of water you use will depend on how much fragrance oil you need to add. After you've done all that just give your bottle a good shake (do this before every use) and that's it! I've been spraying it in the air, on the sofa, curtains and any other material I can find but make sure the material you're going to be spraying it on isn't so delicate that oil could ruin it. I haven't had any problems though and have even used it on my clothes. Everytime I walk by the sofa I get a gorgeous hit of coconut!
What you'll need: Organza bags, unscented fragrance beads (or cotton wool), fragrance oil, air tight bag/jar.
These fragrance sachets can be placed on radiators, inside drawers or anywhere you want really. Again, this is another easy and cheap way to keep your home smelling lovely.
How to: Place the beads into a bag or jar, pour in some oil but be careful not to use too much as the beads can only soak up a certain amount. Leave them to soak for a few hours or overnight then add them to the organza bags. If you don't have any fragrance beads you can add a few drops of fragrance oil to cotton wool instead but I find the beads work better and the fragrance lasts longer on them.
Both are so easy to make that I probably didn't even need to write up a post but sure, I'm captain obvious. I can't remember what seller I got my organza bags and fragrance beads from but you'll find them cheap on ebay. The fragrance oils were from Fresh Skin, there's so many different scents to choose from but I really recommend coconut and pina colada! :)