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Natural Ways to Make Your Bedroom Smell Clean and Amazing

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Having a bedroom that smells clean and amazing is something we all want. And we don’t have to use harsh chemicals to get that clean scent. Check out these great natural ways to make your bedroom smell clean and amazing.

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We’ve spent some time cleaning and organizing our bedrooms and now we want them to smell clean and amazing.

A bedroom that smells musty, dusty, or downright stinky isn’t going to be your tranquil space for a good night’s sleep.

So how do you get that fresh and clean bedroom scent without spraying harsh chemicals into the air?

I’ve put together a list of natural ways to make your bedroom smell clean and amazing to help you out.

Natural Ways to Make Your Bedroom Smell Clean

Clean up

Dirty socks, shoes and clothes thrown all over the bedroom are sure not a pleasant smell. If you want a clean smelling room, you can’t have dirty items laying all over the place.

Put dirty clothes and socks in a hamper and wash as soon as possible. For stinky shoes, sprinkle a little baking soda inside and let them sit overnight. Pour the baking soda out in the morning.

Open the windows

The quickest and most natural way to make your bedroom smell clean is to open a window. Opening the windows lets in fresh air and allows the sunlight to come pouring in. Make it a habit to open a window every morning (weather permitting) so your bedroom will smell fresher.

The air outside is a lot cleaner than the air inside your bedroom. That is unless you live near a busy highway or an industrial area. Inside air is full of pollution from cleaning products, mold, pollen, and possible harmful gases such as carbon monoxide. So open a window and let the fresh air in!

Wash the sheets

Bedsheets absorb a lot of sweat, bodily fluids, and shed skin particles every night. And they really start to stink if you wait too long between each wash. Washing your sheets every week will help prevent the stinky smell from lingering in your bedroom.

If you have pets that sleep with you every night or your susceptible to allergies, you might want to change your sheets more often.

Freshen the carpet

Bedroom carpet has it’s positives – it’s comfortable to walk on, it muffles sounds, and it keeps the floor warm. However, it also has it’s negatives. Bedroom carpet can hold on to bacteria, pollen, mold, and whatever your feet have brought in the room.

Another natural way to make your bedroom smell clean is to freshen up your carpet. You can make your own carpet freshener using baking soda. Just sprinkle it on the carpet, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then vacuum as normal. If you want it to smell nice, add some essential oils to the baking soda and mix really well before sprinkling on the carpet. To see my homemade carpet freshener recipe, click here.

Hang a sachet

Sachets can be hung in closets or placed in drawers, or they can hang from shelves or laid on top of bedside tables. Sachets are great natural ways to make your bedroom smell clean since they do not contain any harsh chemicals. You can make your own sachet with essential oils or dried lavender.

To see my handmade drawer sachet, click here. Or for my handmade hanging sachet tutorial, click here.

lavender-scented drawer sachet

Diffuse essential oils

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I love to diffuse essential oils to make my home smell good. Mixing oils together for different scents is a great way to get the scent you’re looking for.

Some scents I recommend for the bedroom are: lavender (for its calming affect), Valerian root (known for its ability to improve the quality of sleep), clary sage (also known for enhancing sleep), and sweet marjoram (which relieves insomnia).

Add fresh flowers and plants

Sitting fresh flowers on your nightstand or on top of your dresser is another great way to add natural scent to your bedroom. Buy some flowers or bring some inside from your own flower garden. Flowers can boost your mood and reduce your stress levels.

Indoor plants are also great to have in your bedroom because they naturally filter air pollutants and improve air quality. They remove dust particles in the air as well as mold spores, bacteria and allergens.

How do you freshen up your bedroom? Do you use any of these natural ways to make your bedroom smell clean?


Looking for more natural cleaning tips? I recommend these great posts:
12 Ways to Use a Toothbrush for Cleaning
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Lemons
Amazing Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
Baking Soda Benefits for Health and Household


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71 Comments

  1. Michelle, I have enjoyed reading all of your bedroom organizing and cleaning posts. You have given some great tips!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed reading them. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. We use the window trick often! Especially when family visits to help air out any germs. I need to do better with the sheets! What I really need to do is buy another pair or two and then it will be a simple task πŸ™‚

    1. That’s a great idea to air out the germs after family leaves. πŸ™‚ I always try to make sure I have at least 2 pair of sheets for every bed. That way I can take the sheets off, throw them in the laundry basket, and put the new pair on. Then I can wash them all right away and not have to worry about it later. πŸ™‚

      1. Yes! That’s what I need to do, but sheets are never on my list when I go to the store. It’s kind of like buying a can-opener. I know I need them, but I never remember until I want to use them! Haha πŸ™‚

        1. I know exactly what you mean!!! haha!!!

  3. Love your ideas as always. I do love the diffused air fresheners. I use one by AirWick. love the clean smells and I do love an open window.

    1. Thank you so much! I haven’t tried the AirWick diffusers, yet. I think it’s time I get one! πŸ˜€

      1. We have them at work and they just make my day. I have the plug-ins that I use in all the rooms…I buy a lot! I have been meaning to learn how to make them and save some cash…hmm a blog idea.
        Thank you for all your great shares. Have a great day.

  4. I love the smell of lavender so I should make some room scenters

    1. Me, too! It’s so relaxing. πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely tips! Thanks so much for sharing! ❀️

    1. Thank you so much!!

  6. I use an essential oil diffuser.

    1. They are so nice!!

  7. It always feels good to sleep in freshly laundered sheets and it always smells better when I wash the dogs bedding as well. LOL. If it’s warm enough out I’m opening windows!!!

    1. I agree! And thanks for reminding me that it’s time to wash the dog’s bedding, too. And the cats’ since they sleep in the dog’s bed. LOL

  8. This is such a wonderful post I like it continue to inspire us Michelle

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. Do you write books?

        1. No, I don’t, but I’ve thought about writing one often. I just don’t seem to have the time.

          1. Ok I understand. I was nominated for Authors Recognition Award which is for blogger who wrote books and potential book writers I wanted to nominate you.

            1. Congratulations! And thank you for thinking of me! πŸ™‚

              1. You are welcome Michelle

  9. I’ve been thinking lately of getting a diffuser I think you helped me to make up my mind, I love the scent of lavander and citrus, when I get a diffuser I’ll try the scents you recommend. All great ideas here thank you, have a wonderful Mother’s day.

    1. I love my diffuser! Lavender and citrus are my favorite scents, too. Sometimes I mix lavender, peppermint, and lemon together. It really lifts my mood and makes me feel so much better during the day! If you get one, I know you’ll love it! πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

      1. I never tried peppermint in anything I didn’t think I would like it, but I’m going to give it a try. Thank you xo

  10. Love this post, especially right now. Anything we can do to promote good quality sleep, I’m all for, particularly when it’s in such short supply! I definitely have used lavender spray before in my bedroom. I’m a big fan of room sprays and essential oils.

    1. Thank you! Me, too. I need a good night’s sleep or my people aren’t going to like me very much. πŸ˜‚ I love lavender room sprays and spraying some on my pillow before bed.

      1. Oh I know what you mean! πŸ˜‰

  11. As I am a student, I need to establish a cozy studying environment. It is essential that students clean up their bedroom while staying at home so that they can study effectively.
    These tips are useful for cleaning up my bedroom and improving my study efficiency. Thanks for sharing so much and stay safe!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you’re doing well and staying safe!

  12. This post makes me feel excited about spring cleaning, so refreshing! I always love all of your helpful tips!!

    1. Thank you so much! I love when my room is clean, and even better when it smells good! πŸ™‚

      1. Absolutely!! I always make it a priority to make my bed and open my curtains in my bedroom everyday πŸ™‚

  13. I love the way the bedroom smells clean when I strip and wash everything on the bed from the mattress cover to the spread.

    1. I agree. There’s nothing like nice clean sheets and a clean mattress! πŸ™‚

  14. This is really nice. I loved your ideas on it. I like leaving the windows open and air freshener comes in handy too. 😊

    1. Thank you so much! I love letting the fresh air in. The past few days it has been really cold so I haven’t been able to do that. I’ll be glad when it warms back up again! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome. πŸ€—
        Yay. Nice. βœ‹
        Smiles. Okay. πŸ™‚
        It is rainy over here but hot too. So I get to open the windows a lot – actually it is always open. πŸ˜€πŸ™ˆ

  15. aimsysantics says:

    Great tips! I try and keep my window open on the latch as much as I can, just for the fresh air to filter through. You can definitely tell when the window has been closed all day!
    It might not be a natural way, but I like having a few wax melts going for an added bit of scent. You can even smell them when they are not melting which is great!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    1. Thank you! I love having some wax melts in my warmer, too. They do make a room smell great! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks Michelle! I would like to try the diffuser with the oils.

    1. I really love my diffuser. I hope you get to try it! You’ll love it! πŸ™‚

  17. I love the idea of opening the window in your bedroom for some fresh air. I like to use essential oils in a diffuser in the bedroom too.

    1. I love to let the fresh air in, too. Unfortunately, we’ve been having some really cold days lately and I haven’t been able to do that. So I can’t wait until it warms back up! πŸ™‚

  18. I have a lot of plants in my bedroom and I love knowing that they clean the air! I am guilty of leaving my bed sheets a bit too long between washes though.

    1. That’s a great idea to keep the plants in your bedroom for the clean air! πŸ™‚

  19. Open windows and let the stale air out πŸ™‚ I am also a big fan of baking soda on the floors. I might put a few of my seed starting projects in the bedrooms to add a bit of greenery before they go out in the garden! Terrific list, Michelle!

    1. Putting the seeds in the bedroom for a touch of greenery is a really good idea! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  20. The house plants one is my favorite! I keep houseplants all over to clean the air!

    1. That’s a great idea to keep the plants all over! πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading!

  21. Now, if I could only smell the natural scents of apple blossom and lilac while wearing my facmask!

    1. That would be so nice! I think we need to figure out how to make scented masks. πŸ™‚

  22. I keep an oil diffuser by my bed and it’s the first thing I smell when I wake up on a morning, such a lovely little touch. And nothing beats the smell of fresh sheets! These are all great tips x

    Sophie

    1. Keeping the diffuser by your bed is a great idea! I love the smell of fresh sheets, too. And the way they feel when they’re clean. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  23. I love adding plants to my bedroom! It’s so cheery!

    1. Me, too! I think it makes the whole room feel better. πŸ™‚

  24. thank you for taking so much time to research, to match. What wonderful aesthetics you have!
    excellent

    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! πŸ™‚

  25. gardenexpertdesigncom says:

    Very useful and good tips! I really liked the advice about the carpet and its freshness!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you found them helpful!

  26. Another very useful artilce, Michelle. One of the reasons we don’t use an AC in our bedroom is that my husband and I can’t stand the idea of everything being completely sealed. Since it’s really hot in summer here, we use an air cooler instead and a ceiling fan. We wash our sheets every week, and I also burn incense sticks (we call them agarbhatti in India) every day to freshen the room.

    1. Thank you! Being completely sealed into a room is scary, especially if there is ever a fire. Great point! I love the smell of incense. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  27. Very useful. Just opening your windows can make a whole difference. Cleaning carpets and changing sets are very important as well. I like my space airy and I think I have mild OCD so cleaning calms me down.
    Thanks for the post!
    ooomaye.com

    1. Thank you! I agree with you about opening the windows. It’s so helpful. Cleaning makes me feel so much better, too! πŸ™‚

  28. Very insightful post

    1. Thank you so much!

  29. I absolutely love these ideas, Michelle! β™₯ One of the best feelings in the world is to walk into a clean, fresh bedroom. Something about that experience just lights the mind up with happiness, doesn’t it?

    Clean sheets are hard to beat too! You can also spray them with some all-natural linen spray to make them even more inviting. πŸ™‚ I’d never really considered how not freshening the sheets weekly could cause lingering odors. Very true!

    Baking soda is brilliant for so many things. I love your recipe for jazzing up the soda mix with some essential oils. The oils you mentioned under the “diffuse essential oils” heading are perfect!

    Another amazing post from you! One of these days I’ll get caught up on my reading, responding and sharing. 😁 So sorry about that!

    1. Thank you! I agree! I love it when my bedroom is clean and smells fresh. It makes me never want to leave the room! πŸ˜€
      The linen spray is such a great idea for sheets. Thanks for the reminder that I need to make some of that. πŸ™‚
      I’m behind on blog reading, too, with everything going on right now, so I completely understand!! No worries at all. πŸ™‚ HUGS!!

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