February 29, 2024

Learn how to plant lemon in a cup and your house will always smell good

Just as we feel a certain embarrassment when we find ourselves in the presence of bad smells, it is undeniable that having a home that smells good increases our good mood and contributes to our feeling of well-being. And since we all want to feel good when we are at home, here’s how to bring a touch of freshness to your interior. Learn how to grow small lemon trees by sprouting and planting lemon seeds.

Lemon is a plant that has the particularity of giving off a very pleasant and refreshing aroma and perfuming the surrounding space, and is also very aesthetic. By growing it indoors, you will not only benefit from a pleasant smell, but you will also beautify your interior.

Also, why not swap the usual flower pot for a lemon tree?

How to grow lemon in a pot?

Before you get started, here’s what you’ll need:

  • few fresh and preferably organic lemons
  • topsoil
  • a vase of flowers or a cup
  • small pebbles
  • some water
  • paper napkin

Now here’s how to do it:

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Step 1

Cut or juice the lemons and collect the seeds. Rinse them, then soak them for a few hours in water.

“Soak the seeds for a few hours in water”

Step 2

Let the seeds dry on a paper towel, then gently peel off the skin.

“Peel the skin from the seeds”

Step 3 

Soak the seeds in water again and wait a day or two until they germinate.

“Soak the seeds in water until they sprout”

Step 4

Fill the pot or cup with potting soil and press the seeds in half

“Fill a pot with soil and plant the seeds in it”

Step 5

Then cover the soil and sprouted seeds with small pebbles, and place the pot in a sunny place, making sure the soil remains moist.

“Cover the soil and seeds with pebbles, place the pot in the sun and water lightly”

Step 6

The little lemon trees should grow soon! Place your cup wherever you want and let yourself be enchanted by this beautiful plant and its delicious scent.

“Wait for your plant to grow and find a good location for it”

For a home that always smells good

1. Ventilation

Ventilation is very important. You can leave some windows a third open all night because the air is cleaner there and leave them slightly ajar for most of the day.

2. Make sure all linens are clean 

All fabrics and clothing, whether in closets or not, need to be cleaned. Don’t store semi-dirty clothes in wardrobes. Instead of that:

  • put them off, in which case you can leave them on a chair or coat rack waiting, but not for long
  • rinse them on the delicate/light cycle

Even dirty laundry, wherever it is, should not stagnate.

Finally, it is important to change your bedding regularly, for example once a week. All clothes and fabrics in general must have a clean smell. If not, consider rinsing them.

3. Clean

Deep clean your home at least once a week.

4. Eliminate objects with unpleasant odors

∙ Keep your shoes as far apart as possible

Find a solution for removing your shoes or cleaning them inside and out, including scrubbing the soles. 

Don’t dirty the floor by walking on it with dirty shoes, but wear indoor slippers, obviously clean and washed regularly.

∙ Eliminates food odors

Don’t leave smelly food, dirty dishes or organic waste lying around.

Always close the kitchen door when cooking. Ventilate the kitchen well before reopening it. If you have an open-plan kitchen, don’t forget to turn on the hood when you cook. 

∙ Also remove any other objects with an unpleasant odor

Such as old, deteriorated, dirty or dusty things that you cannot wash or clean.

5. Have items that smell good

Like flowers, a lemon tree… 

6. Be clean

Take a regular shower and wash your hair before it becomes visibly greasy, and wear perfume.