Studies clearly show that scent has a strong association with emotion and memory. When it comes to selling your house, you’ll want the aroma having buyers thinking about positive memories to help instill the all-important first impression. Oftentimes, life’s circumstances can create some unpleasant odors. For instance, a not-so-well trained puppy or cat or perhaps the spouse went overboard in the kitchen with a fish fry. In any case, this means covering up or eliminating the less pleasant odors while not being overzealous with adding new and fresher scents.


For example, every room doesn’t need to have its own air freshener. This can be an especially painful whiff if the fragrances don’t coordinate in the home. Beware of over-scenting and try to find a balance. Rather than setting off an air freshener bomb in your abode, try a more natural approach.

Here is a simple DIY tip to give your house the “welcoming” smell without your real estate agent leaving with a “Spring-Mist-Lavender” cloud attached.


Create Your Own Air Freshener

  1. First, select an essential oil with a homey aroma such as cinnamon or vanilla.
  2. Fill a mason jar halfway with baking soda, add a few drops of oil, then shake it up to mix.
  3. Cover the jar and poke a few small holes in the lid.


Voila, you have a homemade, gentle air freshener that will bring a smile to a potential buyer. Set one on the kitchen counter and another in the bathroom or your child’s bedroom. Your homemade air fresheners will have homebuyers leaving your house with a warm glow and positive thoughts about making it their future home.