5 DIY Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh by Alexa Posted on May 15, 2014 DIY & Crafts With some thought and research I was able to come up with 5 DIY solutions for natural ways to make you home smell fresh. 1. If the garbage disposal is still giving off the smell of last night’s dinner, run some lemon, lime or orange peels through it to eliminate the odor. 2. Turn your favorite essential oils into a DIY reed diffuser 3. For a sweet nights sleep take a cotton ball and dip in lavender, or chamomile and slip into your pillow case. 4. Cheapest coffee candle. All you need is some tealight candles, coffee beans and a nice little pot to put them. (image: noshon.it) 5. Put a dab of vanilla extract on light bulbs when the lights are off. Once the lights are turned on, the bulb will heat up the extract and emit a delicious smell.