Natural fragrances are aromatic products to perfume your home that will provide comfort and an air of freshness to all areas of your home and each one represents and can cause different emotions.

Different natural fragrances for the home

There are many ways to get natural fragrances , from nature’s own flowers, herbs, some of them medicinal or for aromatherapy use, extracts and spices, among many other natural aromas that can give more life to the home, and that you can do yourself.

Natural citrus fragrances

You can also try other fruits. Some of them smell good at first, but won’t hold up for more than one use. Citrus fruits are more resistant and long-lasting, and they give freshness and smell to these recipes. Lemons and oranges are very fragrant and have the best staying power in these scented waters.

Natural fragrances in herbs

Any herb can be used to make a room perfume, but those that are more resistant and in woody branches hold up better. Some very good to perfume the room are rosemary and thyme.

Pine or cedar branches and their fragrances

There may be other fragrant trees that are worked with as well, pine and cedar are two that have an attractive and fresh fragrance.


A touch of vanilla or almond extract enhances fragrance blends and makes them stronger. The peppermint extract has a fresh and pleasant smell.


You can use powdered or whole spices. Whole ones look prettier if the scented water is to be in a place where it can be seen. I have found that whole cinnamon and cloves have more lingering power. Cinnamon sticks can be rinsed and reused multiple times. They keep working.

Citrus natural fragrances


Oranges, cinnamon and cloves (pepper and anise are optional). This is my favorite, both for its wonderful aroma and for its staying power. This can be reheated to perfume your rooms for several days.

Orange, ginger (fresh or powdered), and almond extract. It is a sweet and delicious aroma.


Lemon, rosemary, and vanilla. It has a lovely freshness and can cause a feeling of calm in the home, but in addition to the fragrant effects of lemon, it can also be used as a natural insect repellent .


Lime, thyme, mint and vanilla extract. This combination has a fresh and pleasant aroma. At first I did without the peppermint extract, but this essence really enhances the scent.

Natural pine and cedar fragrances

Pine or cedar twigs (or other fragrant twigs), bay leaves, and nutmeg. These scents combine for a complex scent and one of the most comforting natural fragrances. If you have all the nutmeg, grate the outside surface – this will let you know the smell. Add the whole piece of nutmeg along with what you grated.

How to make your own natural fragrances

To begin with the preparation of our natural fragrances we must heat over low heat on the stove, adding more water while it evaporates.

Your kitchen will immediately start to smell and spread to other rooms with these natural fragrances . How far the fragrance will spread depends on the size and layout of your home. A simmer cooker like this makes every room in our primer smell good. The only downside to this method is that you have to keep a close eye on the water level. If the mixture dries out, it will smell like burnt citrus rather than sweet, fragrant citrus.

Note: For a stronger aroma, simply double or triple the recipe in a larger container on the stove.

As a next step, add the mixture and heat in a slow cooker, fondue container, or something similar to keep the mixture warm. Pre-heat the water to a boil (in the microwave or on the stove) before placing it in these containers. As the water evaporates, always add hot water to keep the temperature as high as possible. Very high heat = more fragrance.

Slow cooking pot

Fondue container
Cup heating method
Candle heating method
Candle tea heating method

Each mix can be reused 2 to 3 times. After these have been simmered for a while, the water turns cloudy (as can be seen in the jars below), and some of the components lose their vibrant color.

Even though it doesn’t look that pretty, they still smell good. Usually it can be reheated and simmered 2-3 times. Place the mixture in glass jars and refrigerate between uses. Open the jar and give it the smell test – if it still smells good, heat it up and use it again. Add more water if necessary.

If you have managed to do it the right way, now you will have at your disposal natural fragrances that will give life to your home and a perfumed space without equal.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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