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AirWick: The Best Way to Keep your Kitchen Smelling Beautiful?

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Kitchen cooking smells can be a big issue in some houses, especially those that are open plan and don't have an extractor fan. Even worse, if you live in a flat with limited air flow, smells can linger for hours! Likewise, bedrooms bathrooms and any other room can sometimes smell if they don't receive regular cleaning and attention! This blog post will review whether AirWick is the best method to have your home smelling beautiful.

Generally speaking,nthere are 6 different types of Airwick products that will make your home smelling beautiful: 1) Plug-Ins 2) Essential Mist 3) Automatic Sprays 4) Reed Diffusers 5) Aerosols and 6) Candles. We will, of course, explore each one inturn.

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1) Plug-Ins

Plug-ins are probably what most people think of when someone says AirWick. They are essentially a small plug which clicks into your power outlet. On the plug you have a power setting of 1 to 5, which controls how powerful / frequent the smell is released. Essential oil refills are then inserted to the plug.

One of the best perks about plug-ins is that they are universal, so any refill fragrance will fit, whether it's from the AirWick range or the Botanica range. The other advantage to plug-ins is that they provide a consistent long lasting solution to fragrance, with most of them lasting months! These are probably your cheapest option! On the market now there are so many different fragrances. Our ultimate favourite fragrance is the "Island Rose & African Geranium" from the Botanica range.

2) Essential Mist

A similar concept, but instead of being a small plug in, it's a medium sized essential oil mist diffuser. The machine uses clever "piezo technology" which basically means it vibrates and radiates out fragrance. Unlike other 'cheap' essential oil diffusers, this does not use water, and is therefore a strong version of the essential oil. These machines are definitely stronger, but don't last as long (perhaps a month maximum).

Our favourite refill fragrance is Peony and Jasmine. The notes are a calming but sweet smell which radiates a relaxing aroma in our kitchen! We found these mists to be stronger than plug-ins too.

3) Automatic Sprays

AirWick's 'freshmatic' range are essentially an automatic spray which runs off battery power. Similar to the mist diffuser, this portable device can be placed anywhere and allows 2 months worth of continuous fragrance (even at night and when you're away at work). A perfect preventative measure for odours.

Again, like others, this product requires refills, and there are so many to choose from. Our favourite though, is their 'purple lavender meadow'. We use this in our bedroom, and every time I walk in, I am hit with a beautifully lingering lavender scent, which definitely helps with sleeping.

4) Reed Diffusers

Oil Reed Diffusers are a very traditional way of making your home smell beautiful. They don't require batteries or plugs, and simply expel scents 24/7. However, they can be more expensive than other options.

Our favourite from AirWick is actually their new Botanica Moroccan Mint and Pink Grapefruit. This diffuser produces a beautiful smell which lasted a few weeks.

5) Aerosols

However, we've recently switched to their 'Botanica' range, which are responsibly sourced! These candles are better for the planet, and we think the best one is "Caribbean Vetiver & Sandalwood". only downside to this product is that it's not automated and you have to do it. So, it could become a chore for some people. We especially use this in the dog's room and in the kitchen after cooking.

Our favourite, and Amazon's favourite too, is the Mediterranean Sun spray. This bottle is 250ml, so depending on usage, can last 2-3 months. This specific scent is a very warm summery spray, which doesn't come out wet like some competitors. These cans are so strong, so don't spray too much!

6) Candles

A very traditional approach, candles. We have reviewed a lot of candles over the time, and we always gravitate towards AirWick candles. Candles obviously have great perks, such as strong consistent smells, however, fire can be a massive downside if you have children, live in a flat, or elderly!

Nevertheless, AirWick make amazing candles which are so strong (compared to other competitors). Our favourite from AirWick is their Pink Sweet Pea, which is perfect for any kitchen!

However, we've recently switched to their 'Botanica' range, which are responsible sourced! These candles are better for the planet, and we think the best one is "Caribbean Vetiver & Sandalwood".

Our Verdict

One of the best things about AirWick, regardless of the product, is that you can experiment with scents. All products have a wide variety of fragrances available, so you can either mix or match them all up. For consistent fragrance, we would recommend their automatic sprays (Freshmatic), but for a quick fix solution then the room sprays are for you. Alternatively, if you want something nice to look at, nothing beats a burning candle.

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