DIY Air Freshener

Cleaners 09.13.15

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My kids tease me about my sense of smell. They say I am hypersensitive in this area. I will tell them to take out the trash because it reeks and they tell me they don't smell anything! Ditto for cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, rinsing out dishrags. As I type this I am stringing things together and getting the feeling they have a selective sense of smell to go with selective hearing. Teenagers! Have you ever had a phantom smell in your house? Come on, admit it, I won't tell. You know what I mean. It is when you can smell something is funky somewhere in the house, but you can't find it. That is when you need me for a friend. I can find it.
Time: 5 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Absorbs icky odors and smells good!
  • Just baking soda, essential oil, a mason jar and cheesecloth.
  • Fill jar with about an inch of baking soda.
  • Add 8-10 drops of scented oil.
  • Cut cheesecloth to fit. Screw on letting the cheescloth rotate loosely.
  • Place in the room you want and enjoy the lovely smell. Works well with floral, citrus scents, anything you like.

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  • Abaird
    Abaird Braselton, GA
    My teenage grandson says I have a nose like a hound! I love nice fragrances in my home.
  • Suz
    Suz Oklahoma City, OK
    ...nice for you to leave a "smell" Thanks!!
  • Made From Pinterest
    Made From Pinterest El Dorado Hills, CA
    Karen, good to meet another super sniffer. We would make a great FBI team.

    Elizabeth, I just refreshed mine the other day. Glad you like the idea. I think you family will enjoy

  • Elizabeth Coe
    Elizabeth Coe Talladega, AL
    thanks going to do this and even make some for family... they would love it!!!
  • Karen Burdette Dady
    Karen Burdette Dady Zanesville, OH
    This is so funny! My husband & teen say the exact thing to me. My husband says the FBI could use me to be their super sniffer. Ha-ha!!
    • Suz
      Suz Oklahoma City, OK
      Karen Burdette Dady ...Karen we must of taken the same 101 course and our families much have the same genes on not being able to smell--lol.
  • Made From Pinterest
    Made From Pinterest El Dorado Hills, CA
    Love all the feedback! It makes me happy to read them. Thanks all so much for your comments. Sherri
  • Emma Pettit
    Emma Pettit North Fort Myers, FL
    I tryed paperwhites inside too. Never again. Some smells just belong outdoors!
  • Bea F
    Bea F Corpus Christi, TX
    I will have to try this. Thank you
  • Linda K
    Fragrances all bother me, but I found the one I can tolerate is grapefruit essential oil. I put a small amount in a tiny mister bottle of water and shake it good before I use it to spray a few spritz in the air for a fresh smell. I also placed my
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