With just 2 ingredients and a decorative container you can make this all natural DIY Air Freshener in just minutes! It’s easy to customize according to different seasons as well when you vary the essential oil you use. I love using fresh smell citrus or floral oils in the summer and spicier oils like cinnamon in the winter months.
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. 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.