Making Your Own Air Freshener


Supplies Needed to Make Homemade Air Freshener

  • Jar (any size)
  • Baking Soda
  • essential oil (Balance, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, etc.)
  • nail and hammer

How to make Homemade Air Freshener:

  1. Put about 1/2 cup baking soda into the jar. Add 6-12 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  2. Put the lid on top of the Mason jar and seal it tight with the band. Take your hammer and nail and punch small holes in the top
  3. Just place the jar in an area you would like to keep smelling fresh. Shake the jar often to activate the fresh scent. If the scent starts to fade, simply add 2-3 more drops of essential oil into the jar.

Additional Natural Air Fresheners

1. Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the most effective and inexpensive air fresheners around. Pour the vinegar in a bowl and then place it in any areas where the smell is a problem. Let it sit for a few hours, as the vinegar evaporates, the overpowering vinegar smell will dissipate along with any of the offensive odors.

2. Fresh Flowers and Plants

Place fresh cut flowers around the house, along with plants that are natural air purifiers.  This list of plants helps to remove the three main household toxins; benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.

  • Aloe Vera
  • Areca Palm
  • Baby Rubber Plant
  • Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm
  • Boton Fern
  • English Ivy
  • Ficus alii
  • Gerber Daisy

3. Ground Coffee

Put coffee grounds in a bowl or wrap in an old stocking that you’ll place in an area that you want to freshen. When using coffee grounds as an air freshener, make sure that they are dry so that you avoid mold.

4. Potpourri

Check the video below for how to make your own ‘Green’ Potpourri. All you need is a brown bag, dried flowers (passion, hibiscus), orris root, orange peel, juniper berries, sandalwood, and orange-scented essential oil. There are plenty of other natural recipes out there though if you want to change it up.

5. Citrus and Spices

Bring a pot of orange or lemon rinds and peels to a boil, add in a few cinnamon sticks and/or cloves, and enjoy the fresh, festive fall-like scent it sends through your home. While this freshener will begin to work immediately from the stove, there’s no reason you can’t bottle it for later use.


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