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DIY: 10 Natural Air Freshener Recipes For Your Home

Updated on March 28, 2017
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It is possible to make air fresheners or reed diffusers for your house naturally with no artificial ingredients, no aerosols, sprays or candles. Here are ten recipes of diy natural air freshener that you can make with your own hands to create unique heartwarming atmosphere in any room.

Orange Candle

How To Make

  1. Cut an orange in half.
  2. Delicately remove the pulp, omitting white cover inside.
  3. Pour oil into an orange “bowl”.
  4. Light the wick and enjoy the aroma.

Aroma Sticks

How To Make

  1. Pour some essential oil that you like into a jar.
  2. Add some baby oil.
  3. Douse bamboo sticks (wooden spits) into it.
  4. In an hour flip them over and breathe in the aroma of this natural air freshener.

Lemon With Rosemary

How To Make

  1. Fill a 2/3 of a small pot with warm water.
  2. Put chopped lemon and a bit of rosemary in it.
  3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  4. Simmer gently throughout a day, if needed add water. This natural air freshener can last several days.

Cinnamon Candle

How To Make

  1. Take a candle and glue cinnamon sticks around it.
  2. Wait until glue dries up and wrap it with a nice ribbon. You can also use corrugated cardboard as decoration.
  3. It is also possible to put a candle into a glass holder. In this case, you may glue cinnamon sticks to a holder that will be warming up transferring heat to cinnamon,making it exude delicate aroma. (Do not leave unattended).

Aroma Jar

How To Make

  1. Take a small jar with a lid and make holes in it using a nail and a hammer.
  2. Fill a quarter of the pot with baking soda.
  3. Drip several drops of essential oils on soda.
  4. Screw the lid and shake the pot.

Deodorizing Gel

How To Make

  1. Heat 500 ml of water.
  2. Dissolve gelatin and mix it with hot water.
  3. Add one tablespoon of salt and stir the substance.
  4. Drip several drops of essential oil in a pre-positioned vessel, and then add prepared substance.
  5. Let it cool off and enjoy your natural air freshener.

Scented Wood Blocks

How To Make

  1. Choose essential oil up to your liking and pour a little bit of it into a bowl.
  2. With the help of a brush cover blocks with the oil.
  3. Put them into closed container and leave for a night, open in the morning and breath in delicate aroma.

Sachet For Freshness

How To Make

  1. Make a small bag using natural fabrics. It’s possible to use hessian. For this, you will need rectangular patch. Fold it in half and sew together at the bottom and the sides, make a lacing at the top.
  2. Smooth out the sachet with an iron and decorate it, for example, with embroidery or ribbons.
  3. Put into the bag dried fragrant lavender.

Aroma Sprayer

How To Make

  1. Boil 0.5 liter of water in a small pot.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of dried basil and let it brew for several minutes.
  3. In another pot put to a boil ¾ of a glass of water.
  4. Put a funnel into an open sprayerbottle.
  5. Pour the substance through the funnel, use filter to capture basil leaves, after that remove the filter.
  6. Add boiled water and essential oils.
  7. Screw the cap and shake the bottle. Now you can spray your natural air freshener.

Aroma Mixture Pot Pourri

How To Make

  1. Gather flowers with your favorite fragrance.
  2. Lay them out on paper cloth.
  3. Let them dry in a warm oven for about an hour.
  4. Add leaves, spices and mix everything up.
  5. Put this mixture into a jar.
  6. Let it dry for two weeks in a dark place, stirring it from time to time.
  7. Add aroma intensifier and fixing agent.
  8. Put the mixture into a bowl or into a small cloth bag.


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      3 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      Great article! Homemade aromas are much better than store-bought ones where they might contain harmful ingredients to your pets or children. The orange one sounds nice and easy, I'll give it a try. Thanks again.


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