Tips and Guides

4 Tips on Creating Home Fragrances

Keep your home smelling fresh and clean with these ideas

Photography: Jun Pinzon (Main Photo)

What is the simplest way to add a relaxing, spa-like vibe at home? Some of us prefer to add scented candles, others make use of scent diffusers, while there are those who love to place vases filled with fresh flowers in the different areas of the house. Aside from buying these must-haves, you can also try to learn how to create your own natural fragrances!

During a fun-filled and enriching workshop at this year's Real Living Space, Anna Niguidula of Bodyfood All-Natural gave tips on how to create home scents. She even guided participants on the step-by-step process using essential oils. If you're ready to experiment, here are tips that may just come in handy:

Use essential oils

Want an eco-friendly home? You can go all-natural with your home fragrances. Anna suggests using essential oils as these are derived directly from plants. The scents from these oils also last longer. 

Work with tested solutions

Working with essential oils means being a hundred percent sure with your mixtures. “Don’t be too excited by mixing [different] scents all at once! Even if these are essential oils, when you put the wrong combination, it won’t smell nice,” sharesAnna.

RL Tip: Use cinnamon and peppermint leaves for your kitchen or living room to create a cozy and Christmas-like scent. 

Create potpourri

Got extra herbs in the garden or kitchen? You can dry these up and use it as potpourri. “You can even use ingredients that you use in the kitchen. I save orange rinds then toast them so that I can preserve and use it for home fragrances,” says Anna. When grinding herbs or orange rinds, use your trusty mortar and pestle! “You can’t grind it perfectly kasi makunat siya. Just be sure that you grind it in such a way that the oils are released.”

Pick scents that make you happy

Home scents should liven up your home. Stick with fragrances that uplift your mood and invigorate your senses. Once you've finished concocting your own home scent, place it in a stylish bottle or recycled jar.

To learn more about Bodyfood All-Natural and Anna's future workshops, follow their Facebook page.

Photos from BodyFood All-Natural's Facebook page.

More on

Soothing Fragrances

Deodorizing Scents for the Home

5 Fragrances to Help You Sleep Better


Latest Stories

These Photos Will Make You Want A Golden Christmas This Year

Time to make your house sparkle for the holidays!

21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

A list of lovely plants and accessories from below P100, P500, and up!

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!