09/25/2012 03:43 pm ET

Make Your Home Smell Good And Freshen The House With Herbs

From Networx's Sayward Rebhal:

Our sense of smell is one of the strongest ways we connect to our memories. Pine needles conjure up the holiday season, this or that soap takes you right back to Grandma’s house, wet earth for spring and pumpkin spice for autumn; it goes on and on.

Surrounding ourselves with pleasing scents is an easy, effective way to provoke feelings of comfort and calm. Commercial air fresheners exist, but they’re chock full of chemicals – some potentially carcinogenic, some certainly toxic, and many that are known allergens. Using fresh or dried herbs instead is a natural way to fill your space with the scents that you love the most. Here are 7 simple ways to get your groovy fragrance on.

Are there any other ways you like to use herbs to spruce up your living space? Please share in the comments!

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How To Use Herbs To Freshen Your House