Use the Radiator to Scent your Whole House with These Tricks

It is getting closer and closer to the time when you feel the need to find refreshment and solace from the bitter cold. That’s why we are already starting to figure out how to clean and turn on radiators in order to heat the whole room and keep the chilly air from seeping into the house. But did you know that in addition to heating, radiators are also valuable for spreading a good scent in the house? Well yes, today I will tell you how to use it with some quick and easy tricks!

Scented dehumidifier

The first method I recommend to spread a good smell in the house with the radiator is to prepare a scented dehumidifier! Very often, ceramic dehumidifiers filled with water are attached to the radiator to reduce the humidity level, so why not take advantage of it to scent? All you have to do is put 5 or 6 drops of essential oil of your choice into the dehumidifier and you will immediately smell great! Alternatively, you can put orange or lemon juice or a pinch of cinnamon and you will see what a result!

Jar or Cup Method

Another very interesting trick is the jar method, which is also great for dehumidifying the air! You can prepare it in no time by filling a glass jar with water (or even a cup) and placing dried citrus peels inside and a few drops of lemon or orange essential oil to intensify the smell. In case you don’t like the smell of citrus, put in mint leaves, eucalyptus leaves or dried lavender flowers or even a handful of cinnamon! All these ingredients will first need to boil in a small pot with water, and then you will need to transfer the mixture to the jar. The heat from the radiator will help to keep it warm at all times and consequently have the smell.


Now instead we will look at the pouch method of spreading a good scent at no cost and taking advantage of the radiators! What you will need to do in this case is to put a handful of coarse salt in a bowl and add half a teaspoon of essential oils (adjust according to the intensity you want). Mix the salt granules together so that the oil can penetrate well inside and then transfer to one or more large mesh breathable bags. Stick them to the sides of the radiator and you will see that the heat will do the rest!

Scented leaves

You know those plants with fragrant leaves that are good for you just to smell? Well, if you have any in your house, I would immediately recommend you go get them allow them on your radiator, the result will be fantastic. The ones I recommend most are bay leaves, mint leaves, eucalyptus leaves and whatever else, they will freshen the whole air! Arrange them in a row on the radiator and change them as needed.

Citrus peels

Finally, let’s also look at citrus peels, valuable items that should never be thrown away! To make the best use of them, all you have to do is remove almost all of the white part underneath them and place them on the radiator. With heat and the passage of time they will dry out and release a fantastic scent! Again, I recommend that you change them when you no longer smell them so as not to reduce the effect.


Do not use the ingredients listed if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity.

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