How to Make Homemade Air Fresheners
Scent sprays with the aroma of rose petals, morning freshness, and sea breeze are a staple in many homes. However, few people know what damage these seemingly harmless air fresheners cause. The lovely scent may contain many toxic chemicals such as phenol, formaldehyde, and phthalates. Indoors, all these carcinogens easily penetrate the body through the lungs and skin.
To protect yourself, you can create a natural scent. It will only take a few minutes, but the benefits will be invaluable. After all, not only will a handmade air freshener fill the apartment or the car’s passenger compartment with a fragrant smell, but it will also help to neutralize various unpleasant odors and protect clothes from moths. Most importantly — it will not harm your health!
DIY Air Fresheners
You can successfully use beautiful but unnecessary jars as containers for homemade air fresheners with soda. Why soda? The fact is that it can retain various odors for a sufficiently long time, making it an excellent air freshener base.
- 1–2 small beautiful jars with lids;
- baking soda;
- essential oil or a mixture of essential oils.
- Fill the bottom of the jar with a half-inch layer of baking soda.
- Add 7–12 drops of essential oil.
- Tightly close the jar with a lid or a piece of foil and shake the contents well.
- Make several small holes in the lid using, for example, a nail and a hammer.
- Close the jar with the lid with holes. The air freshener with soda and essential oil is done!
If you want, you can place a tealight on the bottom of the jar instead of covering it with a lid. The candle will heat the air in the jar and enhance the aroma.
Coffee Air Freshener
Do you like the smell of coffee? Then this coffee air freshener will make your home even cozier, filling it with an incredibly delicious coffee aroma.
You can make it in a matter of minutes. To do this, fill beautiful saucers, small boxes or vases with roasted coffee beans and arrange them throughout the house.
Orange Air Freshener
Oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits also make a great air freshener base. Not only will they tastefully adorn the interior, but they will also provide an excellent anti-inflammatory effect.
- 1 orange;
- 3 drops orange essential oil;
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon;
- 2 clove buds.
- Use a sharp knife to cut off the top of the orange.
- Using a teaspoon, carefully remove all the flesh.
- Sprinkle cinnamon inside the orange, put in the cloves, add a few drops of orange essential oil, and place the finished air freshener in the room.
Natural homemade air fresheners created with your own hands will help to create a unique atmosphere in your space. Of the many aromas, choose the most suitable and pleasant — for you and your home.