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If you have a baby nursery or a kids room in your house, you know there are some funky smells that can arise over time. I have had to deal with them. I have searched under the bed for strange odors or in the shoe bin for shoes that needed to be tossed out or disinfected. There are so many simple, easy, and fast ways to get the odor out of a kids room and replace the room with a smell that will have you swooning.


Opening up her “cupcake” fragrance halo!

There is something blissful about putting on a stylish wax warmer in your house and letting the air get filled with delicious smells. Every once in a while, for a gathering or birthday party, I love to bust out a flameless wax warmer to ensure my house smells awesome. My daughter has also started loving to smell different candles and wax scents.

Below is a list of ideas for making sure a kids room is fresh and smells good, and also a fun gift idea- a child’s very own cute, safe, fragrance system!


1. Check smelly shoes

I try and have my daughter rotate out her shoes so they do not get too stinky. However, she loves certain shoes and will wear them day after day. Typically I will pull out her smelly shoes occasionally and sprinkle them with baking soda or give them a good washing. Here is a good link for washing shoes.

2. Make a no food or drink in the bedroom rule

Our daughter drinks milk often, and I have found a couple of her sippy cups way under her bed with yucky, old milk. Old and moldy milk is so not refreshing! We try and encourage our daughter to never bring food into her room, as we don’t want to attract bugs in there. Yuck! Plus, kids love to get crumbs everywhere and that makes it hard to control the mess.


3. Wash sheets and bedding

It is probably not a bad idea to wash bedding once a week, as oils and sweat accumulate on kids bedding. If it cannot be done once a week, at least  once a month is a great idea.

4. Good diaper pail or trash can

For a nursery, there are many awesome diaper pails out there that keep odor in the room down. It is best to empty the trash as often as possible, obviously, because no diaper pail is perfect. There are also great trash cans for older kids with lids on them to contain odors.


5. Child friendly wax warmer

When I showed Lillian this adorable child-friendly, waxless, AromaBreeze Fragrance System she was so excited! She couldn’t wait to open the package. She immediately wanted to take it to her room. There is an innovative fragrance Halo that ensures continued aroma distribution that is safe for kiddos. It looks super cute on her dresser. It actually uses no heat so it is safe for kids rooms. We keep hers plugged into the wall. Of course, it is still important to pay close attention to instructions and warnings when using a kids-safe fragrance in a child’s room. She wanted the cupcake scent, of course, and it did smell exactly like cupcakes! Her room smelled very delicious and fresh! She loves her carousel fragrance system. 

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6. Fresh cut flowers

Even kids can enjoy some fresh cut flowers in their bedroom. Flowers can brighten the mood and also add a subtle and refreshing smell to kids rooms.

7. Open Windows

There is nothing like opening windows to clear out odors and let the room smell fresh again. I love sunny and warm days that I can air out our home. Same applies for kids rooms!

8. Check under bed

I don’t know why, but kids beds collect the weirdest and grossest things underneath them! Every week, pull everything out that has gotten stuck down there. I hope you don’t find an old bagel. (Yea, it’s happened).


Of course, all these tips could be applied to the rest of the home as well! Kids rooms just get stinkier, quicker, than our other areas. I also got a Scentsationals Warmer for our home, and used it at Lil’s birthday party this past weekend. I loved the Honey Bourbon Frosting waxes- they smelled amazing! I love to freshen up my home naturally, and every once in a while, use a wax warmer to make our home smell delicious.  I’ve shared with you how I plan on using my new AromaBreeze Fragrance System, where in your home would you get the most use?

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  • Reply Jasmine Maria

    I have two boys. So I’m constantly picking up their room and making sure it smells good. I love opening the windows and just getting that fresh breeze in. I wish I could get the wax warmers but I’m so allergic to it bc of my allergies. So we can’t have that at home.

    March 18, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    These are great tips. Kids are great, but they are little stink factories!

    March 18, 2015 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Robin Rue

    My kids room smells just fine, but these are awesome ideas. I love getting fresh air in the house.

    March 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply

    I always use wax warmers and that seems to do the trick because I don’t smell anything funky lol. I do need to check everyone’s shoes though.

    March 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply michele d

    Boy! I could use a few of those right now. My boys rooms are plain smelly. Teenage boys I’d tell ya. 🙂

    March 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Lisa @Bitesforbabies

    My kids room generally don’t smell (except for my daughter’s in the morning after she’s pooped in her diaper, lol!). These are great ideas!

    March 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Hopefully my babies room won’t smell after changing a few diapers, but I will be taking them out to the trash immediately so this won’t happen. I absolutely love that carousal!

    March 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Roselynn787

    I don’t have any actual kids myself. These are some great tips for my future little stinkers lol.

    March 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Echo (The Mad Mommy)

    These are good tips. I need to do something about my son’s room. It’s a hot mess!

    March 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Alyssa Santos

    This cracked me up! And so true– kids can be smelly. After twenty years of motherhood, I have smelled (most of) it all! And I have dealt with the worst and weirdest odors because I have teenage boys. This latest stink was an unidentifiable rotten something or other that we could find no evidence of other than the stink. I steam cleaned 3 times and the room/carpet in a vague area just smelled. Finally, I put vinegar in a spray bottle, soaked the carpet and sprinkled a box of baking soda, waited a day then vacuumed. Amazingly, the odor was gone — thank goodness. So, young mama’s keep the vinegar and soda handy…you never know.

    March 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    Kids can certainly get messy in their rooms. It’s good to take measure to eliminate their strange scents!

    March 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Momma Told Me

    Boo to moldy milk but hooray for that adorable carousel AromaBreeze warmer! I love that these are kid safe! #client

    March 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Kori

    It’s really nice when there are kid friendly options. We’ve started to use essential oils in diffusers lately and it’s leaving the house with a very calming, pleasing aroma.

    March 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    nieces have strict no-food-in-the-room rule! It works for them. Their rooms are
    always clean!

    March 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Chrissy Hme

    The no food and drink rule is so important. I can’t even begin to tell you the nasty things I have found in my son’s room. Now, we don’t have that problem anymore.

    March 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    These would be great in my kids rooms! We don’t let food or drink except for water bottles in the kids rooms

    March 19, 2015 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Beth

    I love using different scents throughout our apartment. Havent heard of this brand though!

    March 19, 2015 at 8:42 am
  • Reply chubskulit

    Love love love those decorative wall hangers, so cute! You’ve done a fabulous job!

    March 19, 2015 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Shanéy Vijendranath

    Love your tips! My biggest problem is with smelly shoes, my daughter is quiet active at school and those closed shoes…Eeek.

    March 19, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Felecia Efriann

    Such a cute design for a air freshener. It looks like it could double for a night light too. Which is cool.

    March 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia

    This is such a cute wax warmer. I love all the great wax scents you can get now.

    March 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply courtneyLynne

    Hehehe these are some great tips!!! My daughter had a smelly room for afew days once and we couldn’t figure it out… Eventually we found a sippy she a hidden that was filled with milk that had gone rotten lol… Grossest thing ever! No more Food I her room ever lol

    March 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply mail4rosey

    I just did the checking under the bed thing. There’s one kid’s room I wish I wouldn’t have, hahaha. he’s in there cleaning it up as we speak. 🙂

    March 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply victoria

    Kid rooms can really smell awful. Love these tips and will look for these waxes!

    March 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I love how that Wax Warmer looks and I want to get one for my daughter’s room! It’s so cute.

    March 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Pilgrim

    Oh my goodness! I checked out the Scentsationals site and they have the cutest warmers I have ever seen. New customer over here!!

    March 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack

    I need to get some of these. My boys’ room just smell like teenage boy, which is not a good smell at all.

    March 23, 2015 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Camesha

    Fresh cut flowers is a favorite for me. I love them throughout the house. Would be a nice touch to a kids room too.

    March 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Mommy Talk

    Great tips, although I cant imagine your cutie pie daughter would have stinky feet haha 🙂 But yes, I love the flowers in the room too. Always makes it feel brighter and fresh!

    March 24, 2015 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Natalie H.

    I just recently got more scentsy waxes for my warmer in the livingroom, I need to get plugin warmer for the kids room and my room.

    March 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply April Decheine

    Great tips, my boys played hockey, the smell was so terrible, I tried everything to freshen their rooms!

    March 28, 2015 at 6:18 am
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