I saw this idea floating around the internet a while ago, but… like most things that I pin, I forgot about it until recently. I just made one small change to the original idea: I put mine in a decorative container because I wasn’t crazy about seeing a bowl of baking soda hanging out in my living room.
This air freshener is perfect because it’s cheap and easy, check out The Burlap Bag for the original post. I like that it’s so easy to change your scents with the seasons, or from one room to another. I used a votive sized candle holder that I already had for my container. Since I’m not burning a lot of candles in the middle of the summer, I figured it would be perfect. Candle holders make and ideal container for your scented mixture because they have higher sides to hide the baking soda.
The preparation is really simple: just mix together baking soda with your choice of essential oils. I’ve been loving the lemon – lavender combination for the summertime.
I like a light scent in the room, but if you’re going for something stronger I would double the amount of essential oil called for in the recipe.
Place the mixture in your choice of container and enjoy a wonderful smelling room.
The air freshener in my living room sits in a sunny window and it makes the scent a little stronger in this room.
Tip: Every week or two, stir your air freshener to ‘re-awaken’ the smell. I noticed that mine lasted for about a month before I needed to add more essential oils.Print
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon essential oil, (I used 50/50 lemon and lavender)
- 1 small decorative container
- Mix the baking soda and your choice of essential oils together and place in a decorative container.