Who does not prefer a nice and pleasant scent? Our homes have distinctive smell, but since we live there, we can not feel it.
Shops sell different air fresheners, sprays, scented candles, and some have fresh, pleasant scent, while others have strong and deep aroma. In addition to this, they are not cheap at all.
But the good news is that you can make an air freshener at home -- it is easy, costs less and you can use your fantasy.
1. Air freshener In A Jar
- Fruit, herbs and spices
Put chopped fruit in a jar and add water. Add the herbs and spices you have chosen. Store the jar in a refrigerator or a freezer for maximum 2 weeks.
Before using it, put the mixture in a saucepan and let it boil. After it boils, turn the heat down to a medium low and let is simmer for a while. The scent will spread all over your home.
You can prepare several different jars and keep them in the fridge for a further use whenever you wish to bring freshness in your home. After using it, you can bring all ingredients and the water as well in a jar and re-use it 2 or 3 more times.
The water will be a little blurred, but you can smell it before re-using it, and if it is fine, use the mixture again. Add some water if necessary in order not to get the contrary effect -- burning smell.
You can use: orange, lemon, lime, pineapple, peppermint, rosemary, coconut extract, cinnamon sticks, ginger, vanilla, almond extract, cloves, mint, thyme.
2. Air Freshener Spray
- 1 clean spray bottle
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 500 ml distilled water
- Essential oil of your choice (10 drops)
Preparation: Using a fork mix baking soda and essential oil in a bowl. Pour the mixture in the bottle and fill it with distilled water. Shake the bottle before every use.
These homemade air fresheners are an excellent way to keep your home smelling nice and fresh, and not only they are cheap, but you would most certainly avoid spraying all those dangerous chemical substances in your home.