Looking for a natural air freshener? Summer, winter or in between, there are plenty of reasons that creepy smells can linger on in the house anytime.
One common solution we all know is having an air freshener, but who knows what your freshener may contain. Most over the counter-air fresheners contain harmful chemicals that give out toxins in the garb of pleasant smells.
And even if you do come across room fresheners made from natural ingredients, they would probably burn a hole in your pocket. Instead, why not dig your heels into some amazing DIY projects and make yourself some cool and fresh scents?
For your convenience, here are some quick and easy recipes for your lovely homemade air freshener.
DIY Natural Air Freshener Recipes:
1. Cool Lavender Homemade Air Freshener
Lavender has a soft fragrance that’s quite popular and available in a number of air freshener brands.
And you can make a lavender scent air freshener at home. Here’s a complete list of the ingredients you’ll need:
- Some reeds or bamboo skewers
- Reed diffuser bottle
- Two tablespoon vodka
- Lavender essential oil
- Water, as per diffuser bottle capacity
Once you have all the items from the list above, all you need to do is mix Lavender essential oil, water, and vodka.
Just be sure to add 10-12 drops of Lavender essential oil for every one-fourth cup of water. Also, you’ll have to reverse the reeds once a week.
And refill whenever you run out of the stock. As a tip, you can place some real lavender branches in the diffuser, to make it an aesthetic showpiece.
2. Baking Soda DIY Air Freshener
You must have heard of baking soda or used it in your kitchen at some point. But did you know that it can help you concoct some awesome fragrances too? Well, now you know!
Baking soda works as a great base for holding the fragrances of essential oils. Together, these can double up as great room deodorizer. You will need the following items to get started:
- One tablespoon baking soda
- Your favorite essential oil
- Spray bottle
Begin by adding five to six drops of essential oil in baking soda and stir well until they thoroughly mix.
Then transfer the contents into a spray bottle with water, and again stir well until no particles are visible: viola! Your natural air freshener is ready. It’s that simple!
3. Lemon Basil Natural Air Freshener Spray
Purity lies in simplicity. And this natural air freshener spray using just lemon and basil proves it aptly.
It is simple yet super effective to freshen up any room or corner of your home. And it is ideal for soft and cool fresh scents around you.
The citrusy lemon rejuvenates the air while basil is known for its soothing therapy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- One cup of water
- 5 leaves of basil or 4 tablespoons dried basil powder
- 4-5 drops lemon essential oil
- One tablespoon vodka
- Spray bottle (could be an old perfume bottle)
- Coffee filter or sieve
This DIY air freshener is super easy. Boil half a cup of water in a pot. Once done, switch off the flame and place the basil powder or leaves in the hot water with the lid on.
Meanwhile, take another pan and boil the rest of the water. Now drain out the water leaving the basil leaves, and mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Voila! You have your air freshening spray ready.
4. Scented Wood Block Air Fresheners
Another cool way of creating a natural air freshener, wood blocks are great absorbers and dispersers of fresh scent.
You can place these in a jar, bottle or whatever great container you may get your grasp on. You will need:
- Small wooden cubes or blocks
- Scented or essential oils
One of the easiest tricks to equip yourself with a natural air freshener. You just have to place the essential oil or scented oil in a closed container.
Next, you have to immerse the blocks in the oil, preferably overnight. Next morning, you can take out the blocks and place them in a jar or some fancy bowl. Your room deodorizer is ready for use!
Whenever you feel like your blocks have stopped giving off the scent, just dip them back in the oil and they’ll be recharged to work their shift.
5. Essential Oil Room Freshener
An all-encompassing room freshener could be yours if you know this trick. You can create a range of room fresheners or have a fresh scent every other time your last one runs out.
You can choose from a number of essential oils available in the market. Or best, you can mix and match and create your own signature scents. And there are just five things that you’ll need:
- Essential Oil(s)
- Reed diffuser jar
- 2 teaspoon vodka or rubbing alcohol
Now once you are stocked up with the required stuff, you just have to add some water as a base in the diffuser container.
Instead of water, you can also use some light oils like almond oils that will last longer than water. Second, you’ll have to add 10-15 drops of essential oils for every one-fourth cup of the base.
Next comes the vodka or rubbing alcohol, which you have to add to the mixture. And your homemade air freshener is ready.
While you pick the essentials for your DIY air freshener, make sure to pick your favorite. And as I might have mentioned before, you can also mix up two or more essential oils to come up with a new and unique fresh scent.
Additionally, be careful not to spray these natural air fresheners anywhere and everywhere, as some ingredients may leave stains on fabrics. Besides, go for quality ingredients for a better quality essence.
So its time to make your own natural room deodorizer. Just go to the nearest store or order online for making your natural air fresheners. Good luck!