DIY Natural Air Freshener With Essential Oils
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I have three kids, two dogs, and two cats.  I also have autism therapists in my home several times a week.  I'm a little paranoid about smells, especially from the litter boxes.  Unfortunately, the litter box is just off the dining room in a hall way, and we homeschool and do therapy in the dining room.  Miss Chloe, the princess, needs her own box, which is in our already tiny bathroom just off of the dining room.

And thus the need for a natural air freshener with essential oils.  This air freshener would also be perfect for the car because it will fit right in a cup holder.  

I don't like the artificial scent of air fresheners.  Besides that, my son has asthma, so they are a definitely no no in my house.

I like making my own air fresheners because I can choose the scents.  I can also change them as needed.


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For this recipe, I used Happiness from Crafty Bubbles.  It's a blend of:
  • Patchouli
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Ylang ylang
  • Amyris
  • Cassia
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Magnolia
  • Lemon
  • Myrhh
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Rose
It's a light, fun scent, and I really like the smell.

You can use any scent that you'd like.  Some good essential oils to use for your air freshener are:

  • wild orange and  peppermint
  • lavender and chamomile
  • orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit
  • orange, cassia and clove
  • nutmeg, cinnamon and orange
  • lemon and rosemary
  • peppermint and rosemary
You can adjust the amount of each essential oil to fit your taste.  Just use the same amount of essential oils that the recipe calls for.  

The baking soda in this recipe naturally absorbs odors, but it can take several days for this to happen.

If you have an unidentified odor, like maybe a mouse died in the wall or food got left out, I highly recommend the Breathe Easy essential oil blend.  It has tea tree oil to kill germs.  I used it in an abandoned house, and the smell was gone in just a few days!




Put 1/2 cup baking soda in a 4 ounce mason jar or other container. 


Add up to 25 drops of essential oils.  Stir well.  You can always add more oil if it's not strong enough.


Top with an insert and ring.  Set someplace that it won't get knocked over because it will spill.  

STEP #4 

When it starts to lose it's scent, stir it up a little to refresh the scent.  You can also add more essential oils as needed.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.