Freshen up your home naturally with these simple gel fresheners. They’re easy to make with a few simple ingredients. You can customize them with any scent and color you prefer. Plus, they’re fun to look at! The process is so simple, you can easily make a bunch of air fresheners in just a few minutes. Make one for every room in your home.
Time: 30 MinutesCost: $5Difficulty: Easy
Many home air fresheners (especially plug-in gel fresheners) are packed with toxic chemicals. We set out to make our own version using only natural ingredients and one that can be customized with any scent or color you like.
Pick the aroma you want and choose an essential oil based on that. For a bathroom, a zesty lemon oil might work well, for a living area a mellow lavender might work, and for a home office an uplifting grapefruit oil might work well. You can see a number of scent combinations you can try - including "Pure Joy", "A Walk In The Woods" and "Pumpkin Pie" - towards the end of this article.
Bring your water to the boil, add the gelatin packet and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat, allow to cool to room temperature and add the vodka.
Pour the mixture into a mason jar, add a drop of food coloring and 1-15 drops of your chosen essential oil. Take a look at this article to see our 12 favorite essential oils and what you can use them for.
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