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How to Make a House Smell Like Lemons and Citrus

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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.

Fill a glass bottle halfway with citrus-scented oil.

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.

Things You'll 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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Tiffany Ameh has been writing articles since 2009. She attended California Baptist University in 2004 and is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in holistic nutrition at El Camino College.