DIY Air Freshener

Fresh scents 04.08.15
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

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  • Cynthia Wooley
    Cynthia Wooley Bath, ME
    i will have to try this
  • Shelley Hier
    Shelley Hier Castleton, VT
    Got to get some citrus scented oil so I can make this! Love, love, love this idea!!!
  • Lindsey C
    Lindsey C Wilmington, NC
    I just posted this tutorial on my blog, but I punched holes in the lid. Love the cheesecloth idea instead!
  • Mary Brown
    Mary Brown Canada
    How long does the freshener last?
  • Catherine S
    Catherine S Oakland, CA
    Well, I got a big bag of baking soda from Costco because it's so useful, and I have a giant lavender bush, and I have cheesecl0th - all I need is essential oil. I guess that's why they call it "essential".
  • 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
  • Bea F
    Bea F Corpus Christi, TX
    I will have to try this. Thank you
  • Emma Pettit
    Emma Pettit North Fort Myers, FL
    I tryed paperwhites inside too. Never again. Some smells just belong outdoors!
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    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
  • 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.
  • Elizabeth Coe
    Elizabeth Coe Talladega, AL
    thanks going to do this and even make some for family... they would love it!!!
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    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

  • Suz
    Suz Oklahoma City, OK
    ...nice for you to leave a "smell" Thanks!!
  • Abaird
    Abaird Braselton, GA
    My teenage grandson says I have a nose like a hound! I love nice fragrances in my home.
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