Our farmhouse, circa 1897, is full of old house charm from successive additions, two sets of stairs, little porches, and renovations that have been added-on over the years. We have a shower in the laundry room and a little guest bath tucked under the eaves, for example–added by my Grandfather for very practical reasons at the time. Making an old house enjoyable for our times is a challenge on many fronts!
When it rains for days on end, as it has this summer, we develop a musty smell. If we close the house for a few weeks, we return to an ‘old house” smell. The kitchen and bath are vented only by windows! Air conditioning helps but it’s a challenge to make the house a fragrant home continually. You can always tell when we smell “musty” because visitors crinkle up their noses when they enter the house or we come inside and sniff after lots of fresh air. Add a pet into the mix and it’s even more of a challenge!
“Layers” of natural fragrance can help create a healthy, non-toxic and fragrant home which is a delight to us who live there and to everyone who visits. My experience suggests that “layering” lavender fragrance throughout the house is our best solution to common household odors. Layering fragrance for this old house is a lot like layering fragrance on the body. We start with a fragrant bath, soothe our skin with lotion and add a spritz of cologne or perfume. Viola!
Each room of the house has it’s own natural scents and smells so we’ll share our techniques for achieving a lavender scented home, room by room in future posts. To shop now, visit the Your Home department of our online store
The Holidays are just around the corner with lots of guests expected so it’s not too soon to get started. Stay tuned for future posts and how to’s for each room of your home.
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