Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

5 materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy
It's time for a good old-fashioned Home Hack. I like to make Homemade products when I can because it is safer for the environment and lighter on my wallet. This Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer recipe is both. The key to making these items at home is to know what to expect from the final product. Most store-bought products have artificial colors and fragrances that are enhanced to last longer and smell stronger. Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Recipe
1 8 oz or smaller jar with canning lid
Burlap to fit lid (Can use decorative paper and poke lots of holes)
1/2 - 3/4 cup baking soda
1 tbsp Lavender dried
5 - 15 drops essential oil depending on scent strength
Scissors
Pencil
Step 1
Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda.
Baking soda absorbs and helps to eliminate unwanted odors.
Step 2
Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance.
Step 3
Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only.
Step 4
Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.
Step 5
Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside.
Step 6
Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out.
If you do not have burlap you can use a piece of decorative paper and poke holes in it to let the scent through.
Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal.
Step 7
Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up.
Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.

Suggested materials:

  • Jar
  • Baking Soda
  • Lavendar
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