* The best alternatives to standard air fresheners
* Add a delicious new fragrance to your home
* Diffusers, indoor plants, carpet cleaners, and scented candles
Air fresheners can add a odor-camouflaging scent to your home, but most of the generic options on the market all smell the same and are anything but aromatic. However, there are plenty of other home fragrance options that sometimes don’t get considered – and sometimes do a better job than standard air fresheners. Here are four elevated alternatives to air fresheners that will give your home a delicious new scent.
1. URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffusers fill rooms with a scented mist that quickly and effectively overhauls the room’s smell. This one from Urpower is very highly rated because it’s controlled from your phone, and does a great job of making a whole room more comfortable.
2. Nest Grapefruit Reed Diffuser
Reed diffusers like this best-selling one by Nest Home Fragrances are meant to be scattered around your home, and will continue to exude fragrance for up to 90 days. It continuously releases a faint but high-quality fragrance, and looks great displayed on your shelf, mantle, or coffee table.
3. Nest Moroccan Amber Votive Candle
Scented candles are one of the oldest and best ways to make your home smell better and add a unique fragrance to your home. High quality examples like this Moroccan Amber Candle by Nest will immediately release a sweet, natural-smelling scent while also creating a warm ambiance.
4. Homesick Scented Candle, New York
Homesick Candles is doing something pretty brilliant with scented candles. They’re making nostalgic fragrances that transport you back to your home. The Homesick Candle reminds native New Yorkers of autumn with a fragrance of apple orchards, pumpkins, hay, and the river.
Upholstery & Carpet Shampoos
5. Puracy Natural Carpet Detergent
The culprit of a foul-smelling home is often the carpet or furniture upholstery. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of shampoos for getting that stench (whatever it may be) out of your carpet and furniture. We like this shampoo from Puracy because it’s all natural, and leaves a fresh citrus scent.
6. Bissell Deep Clean Pro
If your carpet has a stench that just won’t seem to go away, try using this professional-grade deep cleaner from Bissell. It boasts 2x the cleaning agents of most carpet cleaners, and also protects your carpet after your use it.
7. Costa Farms Indoor Snake Plant
One of the best ways to naturally freshen up your home’s scent is with a little bit of nature. Indoor snake plants like this one not only get rid of odors by absorbing them (and purifying your air), but they also score some serious decor points too.
8. Emeritus Gardens Clean Air Plants
This collection of plants from Emeritus Gardens is designed to clean your home’s air by adding fresh oxygen and getting rid of toxins. For a very reasonable price, you get a parlor palm, a golden pothos, a mother in law’s tongue, and a flowering peace lily delivered right to your door.