Coming home to a clean-smelling house is great. And it is something we can all do. What is the best air freshener that will fill you home with a pleasant fragrance?
Well, we cannot decide for only one. What we can do is give you a couple of ideas for homemade and DIY air fresheners.
This will come as a surprise, but you already have most of the ingredients at home. The trick is to utilize and use homemade ingredients for different purpose than their original.
1. Rice Essential Oil Air Freshener
Essential oils are great for adding scent and smell to your home. But not all of us have a diffuser for essential oils at home. If that is the case, you can easily use rice. Yes, the same rice you cook for lunch or dinner.
Rice is an easy, quick, and affordable way to get some scent into the air. Your home will smell nice, and it will take you only a couple of minutes to make it.
2. All Natural Wax Melts
Candles, wax, bars, or tarts. When scented candles melt, they emit scents associated with luxury and romance. But the problem with store-bought wax and candles is they contain paraffin wax. We will not go into the problems of paraffin wax, but you need something natural.
So, we have some scented wax ideas you can make at home. They are good for your health, but also for your wallet.
3. Scented Wooden Blocks
This project not only smells great, but also looks beautiful. You can use it as a decorative element in your home. All you need are some wooden blocks. Place them in a bowl or box anywhere in the home.
To prepare the wooden blocks, add a little mandarin oil. Follow the recipe for how to prepare them. Your home will look bright and fresh afterward.
4. Teabag Air Freshener
High humidity contributes to stuffy smells. To combat this, you need something that absorbs humidity. Well, what is something that smells pleasant and absorbs moisture? It is a common household item, a teabag. And you can find them in different flavors. Go with the one you like. Our pick is black tea with vanilla.
5. Gel Air Freshener
The problem with commercial air fresheners is they contain toxins. These might not be problematic for most people, but toxins are something you should know about. And that is where homemade DIY air fresheners excel. They leave your home smelling great naturally.
You can customize your fresheners depending on the season. This air freshener with essential oils is great. And you can prepare it in minutes.
6. Natural Home Humidifier
Extra moisture in the air is great for the house and for your skin. This DIY humidifier and air freshener will help you get through the dry weather in winter. You need some cinnamon, peel of grapefruit, and some nutmeg.
7. Simple Air Freshener
We love two-ingredient recipes. They are simple and easy to make. And in this case, extremely cheap. The best part here is that the scent is wonderful and long lasting. And you have all the ingredients in your home already.
Think about it. You need only baking soda and fabric softener. This long-lasting freshener is ready to provide extra freshness in your home.
8. Homemade Potpourri
A potpourri is a mixture of dried and naturally fragrant plant materials. They provide a gentle natural scent for your home. What you put inside is your choice. But today, we want to give you a great idea. For this recipe, you need natural apples, orange slices, and cinnamon stick. Perfect for a fall and Christmas season.
The potpourri will bring a warm and cozy feel to your home.
9. Scented Stones
Some companies often put scented stones in packages to provide a bit of scent to gift boxes. Scented boxes are great for linen cupboards to give linens a fresh scent. You can also use them around the house as a decorative item.
Today, we want to give you a guide how to make scented stones. They are easy to make. And you can make for your home, or as a gift for a special someone.
10. Reed Diffuser
We love recipes that help you reuse and recycle something into a practical idea. And the best part about this diffuser is you do not have to be really crafty. Rather than letting your bottles gather dust on a shelf, you can reuse them.
You can add the bottles in the bathroom to reduce the effect of chemicals and synthetic fragrances.
11. Homemade Air Freshener
There are many situations when you need a quick air freshener in your home. For example, if you have pets in your home, you definitely need a regular air freshener. Buying commercial products can cost a lot. Not to mention they contain harmful chemicals.
So, with that in mind, we give you an idea for a natural and homemade freshener. It works great for a quick fix after a burned popcorn as well.
12. Odor Neutralizer
Mason jars are some of the most underrated items. They are so versatile. You can make a couple of things with them. In the spirit of refreshing your home, we have a couple of ideas for mason jars. For example, you can use them to remove unwanted odors. Or you can add natural scent to your home.
13. Toilet Paper Roll Air Freshener
Who would know that toilet paper can clean your home in more than one ways. Jokes aside, toilet paper is a great ingredient for DIY air fresheners. And these look pretty too. Follow the guide for how to make them.
14. Springtime Air Freshener
We had a potpourri with dried fruits. Now, we have a recipe for simmering potpourri. You can try it in the crockpot or on the stove. You can set it on low in the crockpot and will last for a long time. With lime, rosemary, and vanilla, you get a refreshing spring scent in your home.
15. Essential Oil Air Freshener
We said it before. Essential oils are the best thing you can add for scent in your home. In this case, we mix them with some baking soda for a more lasting scent.
16. Air Vent Air Freshener
This project can help you add a nice fresh scent to your bathroom. This is a room we take for granted. And one that needs fresh air and scent. These magnetic air fresheners work great in a small sized room. And they are simple to make.
17. BONUS: Homemade Activated Carbon Air Filter
Activated carbon is actually activated charcoal. It is a form of carbon processed to have small and low-volume pores that increase the surface area for adsorption. We know activated charcoal absorbs all toxins. It is what makes it a great detoxifying facial mask.
Well, now we have instructions how to make an air purifier that will filter pollutants in the air. Use it against tobacco smoke, fumes, and other organic materials in the air.