Prepare Your Chemical-Free Air Freshener
Believe it or not, scents do affect your mood. In order to make sure that you will be in a good mood when you go home, you should make a homemade air freshener. If you do it right, this can smell just as nice as the fresheners you can buy at your local store. However, the major difference is that it is chemical-free and most probably it will cost you a lot less. Think about ingredients with a great smell and use them for your air freshener. Don't forget about lemon, cinnamon, lavender, rosemary, and so on. For sure you will find a scent you like.
Homemade Air Freshener
1. Lemon and rosemary pot
2. Orange peel candle
3. Scented wooden blocks
4. Reed diffuser
5. Gel air fresheners
6. Baking soda
7. Cinnamon stick candle
How to Make Air Freshener at Home That Does Not Contain Any Chemicals or Other Potentially Harmful Ingredients
Try all our natural air freshener ideas and find those that work best for your home. Remember that each home has a personality and the scent has to fit its personality.
1. Lemon and rosemary simmer pot
To create this simple air freshener, all you need is a small stockpot, vanilla extract, a lemon, rosemary, and some water. Fill the pot with water, slice the lemon and add it to the water along with the rosemary. Add about half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Place the pot over heat and let it simmer for a while for the smell to fill your entire home. You can use the same pot a couple of times as room deodorizer, but you will have to change it after that because it will get a foul smell.
2. Orange peel candles
There is more you can do with orange than just eat it. To make an air freshner, you just need an orange and some canola oil. Cut the orange in half and run the knife along the edges of one half. Then use a fork to scrape the fruit out of its peel. Make sure you don't remove the stem. Once the fruit is out, you should fill the orange peel with canola oil. Let it sit in the peel for about 45 minutes. This step is important because during this time the stem will absorb the oil. After this time you can try to light the stem. Use a candle lighter with this room freshener. Don't worry if you can't light it the first time around. Try to dry the stem and then relight it.
3. Scented wood blocks
If you would like to have custom air fresheners, think about scented wood blocks. For this you will only need the blocks and perfume or scented oil. You can either spray or paint the oil or perfume on the blocks. If you choose oil, you could let the wood blocks set in some oil for a short while in a closed container, just make sure they are fully coated. It might be best to let them set overnight for the wood to absorb the oil. You are ready to you the wood blocks. Although the scent will last for long periods of time, you can always refresh it by adding some more oil to them.
4. Reed diffusers
This is something you will find at the supermarket as well, but why not make them DIY style? This air freshener for home is easy to make if you have a vase, essential oil, baby oil, bamboo skewers (or rattan diffusing sticks), and some washi tape. Fill the vase with the essential oil to about 2/3 and fill the rest with baby oil. Add some washi tape to the ends of the skewers and fold them over. This only has a decorative purpose. In the end just add the skewers to the vase and you are done. The scent of the oil will be diffused around your home through the skewers. As long as there is some oil left in the vase, you won't have to worry about this one of the air freshners.
5. Gel air freshener
In case you would like a nice scent in your home, but don't want to have an open flame, gel air fresheners might be the best choice for you. When asking how to make air freshener, you should have at hand heat proof jars, unflavored gelatin, food coloring, essential oil, and some salt. Clean the jars and add to them some food coloring and about 30 drops of essential oil. Prepare the gelatin by pouring water into a pot, placing it over heat and adding the gelatin to it. Make sure to constantly whisk the gelatin. Once the gelatin seems to be ready, add a cup of cold water and some salt. In the end pour the gelatin into the jars and let them sit overnight. You are done with the natural room freshener and all there is left for you to do is to decorate the jar.
6. Baking soda air freshener
To make this one of the safe air fresheners, you will need half a cup of baking soda, essential oil, a mason jar, tapestry needle, scrapbook paper, a pair of scissors, and a pen. Use the scrapbook paper to trace the inner lid of the jar and cut out that piece of paper. Pierce the paper with the tapestry needle. The scent will get through these small holes. Add half a cup of baking soda to the jar and 8-12 drops of essential oil. The amount you need depends on how large the room is. Add the paper to the mason jar ring and secure it to the jar. Gently shake the baking soda mixture. The best thing about the freshener is that it is flameless.
7. Cinnamon stick candle
This may be the best home air freshener. To make the candle you will need a pillar candle, cinnamon sticks, hot-glue gun, floral shears, and a dish or coaster. Measure the height of the candle and cut the cinnamon sticks to that size using the shears. Use the hot-glue gun to glue the cinnamon sticks to the side of the candle so that it will be covered. Place the candle on a dish or coaster. Although you could use any candle, vanilla scented ones might work the best.