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!
32 thoughts on “DIY Essential Oils Air Freshener with Baking Soda”
This is a great idea!!! I’m going to make one of these with Lavender Oil to put next to my bed 😴
Perfect! I’d love to hear how you like it. If you can’t smell it, use thinner fabric for the cover. 👍
Thanks for the idea.
Of course! Let me know how you like it
So cool! Will definitly have to try this!
Let me know how it goes!
Great idea! I have asthma and avoid chemical fresheners, I will be trying this, thank you for sharing x
Absolutely! Let me know how you like it and what scent you pick!
I hate air fresheners too… your are 100%
i’ll try to do it. thank you
Let me know what you think if you try it!
Great idea! On the wax melts, do you make those? Maybe I missed a link. I have been reading up a lot on the toxicity of most of those melts–eek!
Yes I worry about that too. There’s a link to the melts tutorial in the sentence right before the picture of the melts at the end of the post. Hope you like them!
This is great, thanks 🙂
Glad you like it!
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Another essential oil craft to try ! ☺ Great alternative to chemical filled air fresheners.
Agreed! No one needs that junk fuming up the house 🙂
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Thanks for sharing 🙂
My students aren’t keen on the Hawaiian Febreeze I spritz and we can no longer plug in air freshener scents, so this is a possibility. Thanks.
Oh, that’s no fun. Perfect timing for this craft though! Those water beads hold the scent for a while so you shouldn’t have to refill too often. I’d love to hear what you think!
Maybe this long weekend I’ll get to it. Water beads might be hard too find as we only have a middling Walmart in town. I do have baking soda.
Baking soda works too, just doesn’t hold the scent as well
I will scout for beads next trip to Michaels in the big city.
They color all different colors!
Found water beads at the local Dollar Store!
Nice! Lucky, our Dollar Store didnt have them. I had to go with ecommerce to make that happen.
I should mention that my Michael’s doesnt have the water beads. I bought mine on Amazon.
Thanks for the heads up.
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