3 Beautifully Scented Plants for the Kitchen

3 Beautifully Scented Plants for the  Kitchen

3 Beautifully Scented Plants for the Kitchen

Plants are a great addition to the home and there is no exception when it comes to the kitchen. You get the traditional benefits of a plant including pure air quality and beautifying your kitchen. One understated benefit of having your plant is the scent it brings to the impact area. Different plants produce different scents and each one can add a pleasant atmosphere to your kitchen. With the kind of activities you carry out in the kitchen, having a scented candle may be a good idea. You can cook and eat to the wonderful scent of plants. Choosing a plant for your kitchen is something that only you can do, based on your preferences. There are, however, certain plants that are most trusted for the scent they bring to your home. With that being said, let’s take a look at some plants that are scented and perfect for your kitchen.


So popular a choice that the name has even been used for children. Adding this plant to your kitchen not only gives it a nice scent but adds a regality to your kitchen. If it was possible to taste the scent of the jasmine plant, it would likely be sweet. This is why most people consider jasmine to be a sweet-smelling plant. For those who look to the spiritual aspect of plants, Jasmine is used for depicting motherhood, purity, and love. While it isn’t typically an indoor plant, some species of jasmine can grow indoors. You will likely have to place it close to the window or somewhere with adequate light exposure as jasmines need a lot of light. 

In the event you don’t have access to a natural light source, you can make do with an artificial one. LED grow lights are a popular choice when it comes to artificial light sources. With LED grow lights, your plants will get adequate light, enabling them to grow properly and healthy. The best part of grow lights is that you can control the light intensity to match the plant’s needs. Whatever your reason for picking the jasmine, it would undoubtedly be a great addition to your kitchen. 


When you want to have multiple color options in your kitchen, then orchids are the way to go. They come in a wide variety of colors, so you are sure to have a couple that you would like. On the plus side, each different variety comes with its unique scent. When you add in the fact that they don’t require much care, then you have a winner. You only need to water them about once a week, ensuring you water them for about 30minutes. Some people even choose to mix varieties, causing the fragrances to mix and create a wonderful scent. Orchids are a great addition to your kitchen and are even considered by some to be the perfect addition. 


Who says a plant can’t smell nice and still be used in cooking? Herbs are great additions to your kitchen as they look great, smell great, and taste great. You get the trifecta from herbs. Several herbs can be grown in your kitchen for their fragrance including but not limited to:

  • Basil: If you frequently eat pizza or make salads, then you will love to have basil in the kitchen. On the plus side, it adds an amazing scent to your kitchen and doesn’t require much effort to grow or maintain. 
  • Mint: If you’ve ever heard the expression ‘minty fresh’, then you have an idea of what mint smells like. In addition to smelling amazing, it tastes great too, making it a great addition to many dishes. Chocolate ice cream is one of the most paired dishes with mint. 
  • Rosemary: The most impressive thing about rosemary is how easy it is to maintain. When you add in the fact that it has a great smell, it becomes an impressive addition to your kitchen. It is also an excellent addition to meals, especially when roasting chicken or a turkey.

Final thoughts

Adding plants to your kitchen for their scent is a great idea. The best part about this practice is that you can add many of these plants to your meals. You will simply have to make sure the conditions in your kitchen are right for the plant and enjoy the great scents they produce.