Eco Air Freshener Spray Using Baking Soda

4 Materials
5 Minutes
I love saving money and I hate unnecessary chemicals in my house, especially with a dog and young ones running around. The one eco-product I haven't been able to find a good substitute for is Febreeze. I love that fresh scent, but I couldn't figure out a way to replicate it on my own! After a lot of trial and error (more error than trial), I’ve finally found a recipe for the best homemade air freshener spray. I love it even more than the store bought variety, because I can mix in my own scents.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I used bottled water, essential oil, 1 Tbsp of baking soda and a spray bottle. Step 2: Pour Baking Soda into a Bowl
I poured 1 tablespoon of baking soda into a glass bowl to start off my mix. The baking soda helps the oil stay suspended in the water. Step 3: Add Essential Oil
I added at least 14 drops of essential oil to the baking soda. You can add more or less if you want a stronger or weaker scent, though this worked very well. One of the oils I used was citronella -- I love the way it smells (it reminds me of camping as a kid), and it keeps bugs away. Step 4: Mix Well
Mix the essential oil really well into the baking soda, so that they are fully blended. A thorough blend with help keep the oil mixed into the water. Step 5: Add the Mixture to a Spray Bottle
I used the mixing spoon to get the clumpy mixture into the bottle. This process can be a little messy, so take your time and spoon delicately, or use a funnel to speed the process up. Step 6: Add Water
I filled the rest of the spray bottle with water and mixed it around by giving it a good strong shake (once the cap was on). Step 7: Shake and Spray
I give my spray bottle a good shake before every use to mix any settles ingredients, and then I spray it over anywhere and anything!
MMMMMmmm smells great! It works in the air and on fabrics. It also works as the best car air freshener ever.
Suggested materials:
  • 14 drops Essential oil   (Grocery Store)
  • 1 Tbls Baking soda   (Grocery Store)
  • 1 Bottle water   (Grocery Store)
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  • Lai Kheng Boey Lai Kheng Boey on Jul 31, 2016
    Does the baking soda show up as white stains on fabrics that you spray on??

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 27, 2017
    Could you boil tap water instead of using bottled water?

  • Markita Larsen Markita Larsen on Jul 05, 2017
    I've tried this and my sprayer got clogged. Any tips?

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