DIY Air Freshener

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

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.

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

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.

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

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.

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

Place the mixture in your choice of container and enjoy a wonderful smelling room.

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

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.

DIY Air Freshener | Get Inspired Everyday!

DIY Air Freshener

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday! - idea from the Burlap Bag
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 room 1x


  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon essential oil, (I used 50/50 lemon and lavender)
  • 1 small decorative container


  1. Mix the baking soda and your choice of essential oils together and place in a decorative container.


7 Comments on “DIY Air Freshener”

  1. I looked at the websites you listed for the oils I do t see the same bottle that you have in your pictures… Can you list those? Pretty please? 😉 I loveeeee this idea!!!

    1. The websites lead you to the same place that I buy my essential oil, they’ve just changed the labels since the last time that I bought any of the really big bottles.
      The bottles in the picture are Aura Cacia brand, lavender and lemon essential oils.

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