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A … is for aroma (what does your house smell like?)

 It has begun!

The A to Z Challenge.

Every day through the month of April (except Sundays) we are to blog about a letter of the alphabet.

In order!




A … is for aroma


I was once pulled aside by my son, who wanted to spray air freshener in my home before his girlfriend (now wife) arrived as she didn’t like the smell of my home. Talk about shocked and embarrassed. Something I still freak about to this day. “Does my home have an offense odor?” I have candles, sprays, and plug-ins galore. All in the same smell range so it doesn’t smell odd. I stick with warm scents … like vanilla, pumpkin, and evergreen.


I have heard stories that these aroma’s can be cancer causing. Really? I want my home to smell good and not be offensive so now what do I do? When I researched it … this is what I found.

The two air fresheners that the NRDC found virtually free of phthalates were Febreze Air Effects Air Refresher and Renuzit Subtle Effects.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1664954,00.html#ixzz2PAjdKoJh

That info will help me with finding a better air freshener … but what else can I do?

In the meantime, for those who are concerned about phthalates in air fresheners, there are various ways to make the home smell better, au natural. Solomon keeps the house clean and opens the windows — and makes her husband take out the trash. Other common ways to eliminate odors are to keep fresh coffee grounds on the counter (a trick of many a flight attendant); toss baking soda at the bottom of the trash can; and grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal. “Get at the root of the odor,” says Solomon. “Fresh air will do wonders.”

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1664954,00.html#ixzz2PAlSVrPH

I live in Minnesota … where the windows and doors stay closed from November to March! So coffee grounds it is …

What tips or tricks do you use for your home???

This girl can use some suggestions! And trust me … this is NO April Fools joke!!!