How to Make a House Smell Like Lemons and Citrus

Written by tiffany ameh
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Citrus scents are pleasant, and they've also been shown to serve as a natural mood enhancer. Due to the popularity of natural scents, many devices and methods have become popular for diffusing, or spreading, the scent of natural oils throughout a home or office. One such device is a reed diffuser. Compared to electronic and candle diffusers, reed diffusers are a safe, inexpensive way to scent your home with the clean, fresh scent of citrus. They can be purchased at home furnishing stores.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Orange, lemon or citrus reed diffuser oil
  • Citrus essential oil and fragrance grade dipropylene glycol (optional)
  • 10 diffuser reeds
  • Glass bottle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase citrus-scented essential oil or create your own diffuser oil by combining three parts citrus essential oil with seven parts fragrance-grade dipropylene glycol, which is available at most perfume suppliers. Combine in a plastic container and store in a dark, UV-resistant bottle. Add more essential oil if you would like a stronger scent, but be sure not to add more essential oil than dipropylene glycol.

  2. 2

    Fill a glass bottle halfway with citrus-scented oil.

  3. 3

    Insert fresh reeds into bottle. It's important to use fresh, unused reeds so that they can effectively draw the oil up through their pores and diffuse the scent.

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