If weather permits, be sure to open up windows to let some truly fresh air circulate.
Scented extracts (such as vanilla and almond, etc.) can also provide a pleasant scent when soaked on cotton balls and left in central locations in the home.
Many herbs and spices (such as cinnamon and clove) can make great air fresheners when steeped in hot water on the stove for a couple hours.
Baking soda absorbs odors. Placing a few open boxes throughout the home and sprinkling the powder in trash cans can make a big difference in air quality.
Although you want your home environment to smell fresh and clean, you may not like the idea of breathing in all the chemicals that are often found in commercial air fresheners. There are some creative ways to pleasantly scent the air in your home without the chemicals. In fact, you can find a wide assortment of natural air fresheners hiding in your kitchen cabinets.
Here are some simple and effective homemade air fresheners that you might want to try: