DIY All Natural Air Freshener

5 Materials
10 Minutes

If you enjoy having a nice fresh smelling home without all of the chemicals found in many commercial air fresheners these cute little DIY air fresheners are the perfect solution.

I love making these up and placing them all around my home, specifically in the bathrooms and linen closets (I even keep one in the car). They are very effective at neutralizing odors and keeping the air smelling fresh and clean. The beauty of these air fresheners is that they are all natural, the scents are completely customizable and you can dress the jars up to suit just about any decor style.

Read below to find out how to put together your very own air freshener in under 10 minutes!

All you need to make these DIY air fresheners is a mason jar, a small piece of fabric, baking soda and essential oils of your choice. I also like to add in a few sprigs of fresh herbs, but this is completely optional.

Begin by filling up the mason jar with baking soda 3/4 of the way full. Baking soda is an excellent deodorizer so it is perfect to use in this air freshener to help absorb any unwanted lingering odors.

Now to make the room smell great add in your favorite essential oils. My go to combination is always a lavender citrus blend. I added 10 drops lavender oil and 10 drops orange to the baking soda.

If you chose to add in fresh herbs you can pop those into the jar too. Then all you do is place the piece of fabric over the jar opening and secure it on with the ring used to keep the lid in place. If you don’t have the metal jar ring you could always use a rubber band or a piece of twine. I cut the piece of fabric into a circle to give the jar a neater appearance.

And there you have your completed air freshener. If you want to decorate the jar some more you can do so at this point. I opted to tie a simple ribbon around the metal ring to dress it up a little.

I love the look of these little air fresheners and they really are effective at keeping things smelling fresh and clean! I like to add a few extra drops of the essential to the baking soda once a week to keep the scent stronger, and I completely replace the baking soda once a month. If you are frugal like I am, you can use the “old” baking soda to clean your toilet or scrub your tub, making this project very eco friendly and completely zero waste!

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