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{DIY} Homemade Air Freshener Recipes

Published on June 3rd 2015 by under DIY

Make your own air fresheners. All are easy, quick and simple recipes and ideas, and, of course, inexpensive and non-toxic, safe for both your health and your wallet!

Try out these all-natural air freshener recipes one by one, and you would never again plan to buy the ones sold in the market. The ones you buy from the marts and malls are extremely dangerous to your health for the presence of harmfully potent chemical compounds like the phthalates, etc. It has been claimed that, such chemicals are more harmful than cigarettes, and can even affect our DNA.

Homemade Air Freshener

Homemade Air Freshener

Make these lovely fresheners for yourself and your loved ones that you can easily gift them for a birthday, or for Valentine’s or Christmas. Fill your household with these wonderful aromas…..

Easy DIY Air Freshener Spray


  • Baking Soda – 1 tbsp
  • Essential oil (optional) – 2-3 drops (like lemon, clove, vanilla, mint, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea leaves, lemongrass, etc.)
  • Distilled water
  • Vodka – 1 tbsp (to help mix the oil with water)
  • Spray bottle
Easy DIY Air Freshener Spray

Easy DIY Air Freshener Spray

How to make

Pour the baking soda into a bowl and add the drops of your favorite essential oil (if you would use) and mix well uniformly with a spoon. Now transfer this mixture to the spray bottle and fill the bottle with the distilled water. Shake to mix well. Your quick-and-easy air freshener is ready to use. You can always store the excess in mason jars and refill the spray bottle when the freshener has been used up.


  1. You can spray this safely all around your living room, including carpets, shoes, couches, air conditioners, fixtures and furniture, microwave oven, inside your toilet/bathroom, your car, etc.
  2. You can also customize your freshener with extract of orange peel, ginger or lemon.
  3. Additionally, you can pour one tablespoon of witch hazel in the mixture. Witch hazel works wonderfully helping the essential oils mix effectively with water.
  4. If you would use herbs, you can simmer-boil them first in distilled water for 5-7 minutes, and use the filtered water.

Cinnamon Room Freshener


  • Pillar candle – 1
  • Cinnamon sticks – 20-25 (approx., depending upon the circumference of your candle)
  • Glue (hot)
Cinnamon Room Freshener

Cinnamon Room Freshener

How to make

Cut whole cinnamon sticks according to the height of the candle. Now run hot glue along the cinnamon sticks on a plate, and start gluing the cinnamons one by one vertically along the side of the candle. Keep sticking until the sticks are glued from all around. Your candle is ready to be lit up! Now enjoy the marvelous scent of the precious spice as you light up your candle.


  • Be careful. Do not heat up your glue too much so as to melt the wax.


Alternately, you can also light the candles placing them on a hanging stand.

Gel Room Freshener (without essential oil)


  • Unflavored gelatin – 1 (1-oz box)
  • A few drops of room fragrance
  • Food coloring – Quantity depends upon how much coloration you want
  • Salt
  • Small jars
Gel Room Freshener Without Essential Oil

Gel Room Freshener Without Essential Oil


Boil a cup of water and stir the gelatin so that it dissolves in the water completely. Turn off the fire and mix a cup of cold water.

Add the fragrance drops and mix. To this, add a few drops of food coloring and salt (to avoid growth of mold) and stir well.

Pour the mixture into the small jars and set aside at room temperature overnight (or else inside your refrigerator) to allow the gel to set.

When done, place the small jars in different corners of your house and enjoy the fragrance all around.

Video: How to make DIY Room Freshener

General Tips

Here are a few more easily-available ingredients that you can directly use to freshen up all your rooms:

Vinegar: Both the white and the apple cider vinegars can make great air fresheners. Simply place a bowl of vinegar in any room and leave it aside for a few hours. Within a few hours, the odor of the vinegar will vanish taking away with it other odors like cigarette smoke, pet odors, etc.

Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets: Throw a few of these in your dirty clothes hamper to get rid of any possible stench/odor. You can also tuck them in between your clothes in the closet to let that just-washed smell last longer.

Coffee Beans: Keep a handful in a small bowl in the corner of your living room, kitchen (or anywhere). Coffee is a good smell-neutralizer.

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