Before making the switch to greener cleaning options, I must admit that I was a little bit obsessed with air fresheners. I'd have an air freshener in all bathrooms, along with sprays in every room that I would spray as necessary- often on a daily basis! Looking back now, I am appalled at the sheer amount of chemicals I was bringing into my home... but at the time I just didn't want to a stinky house! And I still don't! Thankfully, I have found many great ways to keep my home smelling fresh- naturally! Today, I am excited to share the easiest homemade air freshener you will ever make. It takes just two ingredients!!
To make your own, here's what you'll do:
DIY Essential Oil Air Freshener
- Baking Soda
- Essential Oil of Choice
- First up, find a small glass bowl or jar. Pour in some baking soda (I used approximately 1/4 cup, but really this will just depend on the size of your container).
- Now, choose you essential oil. I love using citruses like lemon or orange or a blend like Purification, but you really can't go wrong with whatever you choose!
- Add a few drops to the baking soda. Again, the amount will depend on how much baking soda you use as well as how strong you want it to be- but I've found a little usually goes a long way. Mix well.
- Place the bowl wherever you need extra freshening- bathroom counters, kitchen windows, etc. When you need a little scent boost, give it another stir!
That's it, super easy! For a liquid spray, you could add some of this baking soda mixture to water in a spray bottle as well, but be certain to shake well before each use. You could also use this powder mixture in stinky shoes- sprinkle it in, let sit and vacuum it out! The baking soda is great for drawing out odors while the essential oils give it a little extra scent boost!
Will you be making your own air freshener? What scents will you be using? What other natural options have you found for a great smelling home?