I hate the air fresheners you buy in stores. Granted, some smell really good for for like a day, but really all you’re doing is breathing in things you shouldn’t. I’ve read a lot about it because I like candles or anything that keeps a room smelling fresh. I don’t know if that’s all true, and I’m certainly not trying to freak anyone out, but I’m not willing to take chances. That’s why I always make my own.
Today, lemongrass was my scent of choice. It’s made with a few ingredients and you probably have at least one of those in your kitchen right now.
Interested in making your own? Keep reading.
Homemade air freshener supplies
- essential oil
- baking soda
- ribbon (not pictured)
- square piece of fabric (not pictured)
I used an old sampling glass but you can use whatever jar you have available.
Step 1: freshen up with baking soda
Baking soda helps to neutralizing odors so we’re going to use it as the main ingredient in out air freshener.
Pour your baking soda into the glass/jar. I usually fill mine about half way.
Step 2: add the scent
Pour in 5-7 drops of oil and mix it around with a fork. The prongs on the fork help to mash up the oiled baking soda and allow you to disperse the oil more evenly.
Repeat 3-4 times until you’re happy with the smell.
Step 3: cover and fasten
Use your square fabric to cover the top of the glass and tie it shut with a bow.
Place it anywhere you’d like and shake it up when you can’t smell it anymore. You can always add more essential oil, too!
You should change it out every month or so to keep the room smelling fresh.
If you’re interested in more replacements to air fresheners and candles, try some grapefruit wax melts!