9 Best DIY Air Fresheners

If you’ve been working hard to spring clean your home but are worried about keeping things smelling fresh, you’ve come to the right place! Here are ten of the best DIY air fresheners you can make in minutes, with just a few ingredients. All are natural and non-toxic…and as easy on the wallet as they are to actually create. Make your home smell as good as it looks!

1. DIY Simple & Natural Orange Air Freshening Spray.

Making your home smell good really doesn’t get any easier than this. You’ll need: water, baking soda, orange-scented essential oil (or any scent of your choice), and an empty spray bottle. Pour 1 Tbsp baking soda into a bowl, then add 30-35 drops of your oil. Mix together, than funnel it into your clean, empty spray bottle. Add water to the top, shake it up, and start spraying to freshen up your home. So easy, yet so yummy-smelling.{found on creeklinehouse}.

2. DIY Lavender Soy Candles.

To make these lovely smelling custom candles, you’ll need: mason jars (small, pint- or cup-sized ones work great) soy wax, soy wicks, glue, a double boiler (or microwave-safe container), thermometer, and fragrance of your choice. In double boiler, melt wax to 160-180 degrees F while you glue your wick to the bottom of your mason jar with hot glue. Remove wax from heat and let cool to 125 degrees, then add scent (such as 2-3 drops vanilla fragrance and lavender). Pour scented wax into mason jar, carefully positioning wick straight and center. Allow wax to harden overnight, then trim wick to 1/4” or 1/2”. Mmmmm…{found on apumpkinandaprincess}.

3. DIY Air Freshening Flower Vase.

Want to disguise your air freshener into your springtime fresh-cut flower décor? You’ll need: a mason jar (any size), freshly cut flowers, ground coffee (to look like soil and neutralize/freshen air), flower tubes or small sandwich bags and rubber bands. Put the stems of freshly cut flowers into flower tubes (or a sandwich bag, secured with elastic band). Place flowers in a mason jar, then fill the jar with coffee grounds. That’s it! Your room will smell amazing, and your flowers will look beautiful to boot.{found on rethinksimple}.

4. DIY Reed Diffuser.


For an inexpensive, customized way to freshen your home’s air, all you’ll need are some bamboo skewers cut to various lengths, essential oil in the scent of your choice, a clean spice jar, and some warm water. Fill the jar with water, and add about 10 drops of oil (more if you want the scent stronger). Put the lid on the spice jar and arrange the bamboo skewers through the shaker holes. Set it where the scent can diffuse perfectly into your room.{found on brownthumbmama}.

5. DIY Carpet Deodorizer.

With just two simple and natural ingredients – baking soda and essential oil in the scent of your choice – you can create your very own carpet and room deodorizer for much less than commercial deodorizers, plus it’s natural and safe! Fill some small jars about 1/3 to 1/2 full with baking soda (any jar that can sprinkle powder through the lid is fine, such as mason jars with holes punched in the lids, or hole-cut cardboard lids sized to fit the mason jar), then add 5-10 drops of your favorite scented essential oil. Stir, then top the jar with the lid. As a room freshener, the jar can simply sit in the room; give it a shake when the scent starts to fade. As a carpet deodorizer, you can sprinkle directly onto your carpets, let sit for 5-10 minutes, then vacuum up to enjoy the new, fresh smell. {found on naturesnurtureblog}.

6. DIY Natural Febreeze.


As you work on keeping your home spring-clean fresh, don’t forget to freshen the air! You can do this by making your own non-toxic, natural, and perfectly safe version of homemade odor eliminating spray. You’ll need: a clean, empty spray bottle, 1 Tbsp baking soda, 2 cups distilled water, and 10 drops of essential oil (a single scent works well, or combine two or more scents for fantastic aromatic customization!). Mix baking soda and essential oils with a fork, then use a funnel to pour mixture into spray bottle. Fill with two cups distilled water, give the bottle a shake, spray around your room, and breathe easy. {found on brownthumbmama}.

7. DIY Crock Pot Air Freshener.

As with most crock pot experiences, it doesn’t get much easier – and more effective – than this. To your crock pot, add 4-5 cups of water, baking soda (1 heaping Tbsp per cup of water), and then ONE of the following for scent: 2-3 tsp vanilla extract, ground cinnamon/cloves, a cinnamon stick, sliced lemon or bottled lemon juice, or a few drops essential oil. Take crock pot lid off and turn to low, letting it sit all day to absorb unwanted odors and replace with your delicious-smelling fragrance.

8. DIY Fresh Potpourri.

Simply eat a couple of oranges, then let the peels dry out for a day (or speed up the process by drying them out in the microwave for a couple minutes). Grab some cloves, cinnamon, and fresh rosemary, then mix them with the orange peels into a pile. Place the whole thing on a nice plate or in a bowl, and it looks pretty enough to sit out and make your whole room smell heavenly.{found on the2seasons}.

9. DIY Grapefruit & Cinnamon Home Humidifier.

Place a large saucepan of water on the stove, and turn on low heat. Add in a stick of cinnamon, a peel or two of grapefruit, and a shake of nutmeg or allspice. Let it simmer all day, adding water when needed. The steam will release moisture into the air all day; putting a fan next to the stove will circulate the moisture throughout the house, just like a humidifier. But this one smells divine!{found on hellonatural}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 8th, 2011


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