Simple, natural air fresheners you can make at home

You don’t need to pay for expensive electronically operated oil burners or air fresheners. You can make some simple cost-effective room fragrances at home with just a few ingredients.

You don’t need to pay for expensive electronically operated oil burners or air fresheners. You can make some simple cost-effective room fragrances at home with just a few ingredients. Here’s how:

Lemon-rosemary simmer pot

All you need is a small pot, some water, fresh rosemary, one lemon and some vanilla extract. Fill the pot about two-thirds full with water. Add one lemon (sliced) and a few sprigs of rosemary. Then add half a teaspoon of vanilla.
Simmer the mixture slowly all day. It will fill your rooms with a beautiful scent. You can use the same mixture for about two days before making a fresh batch.

Scented wood blocks

Cut some small wood blocks and grab scented oil or perfume and a small paint brush. Cover the wood blocks in the oil/perfume. Put the blocks into a closed container with extra oil. Shake it up to make sure they are coated. Let it sit in the oil overnight for maximum absorption. Put them in a small bowl and refresh them over time by simply adding more oil.

Reed diffusers

Oil diffusers are a simple solution to scenting your home without using heat or an open flame. All you’ll need are a vase, baby oil, essential oil, bamboo skewers, or rattan diffusing sticks for better scent, and washi tape. Fill your vase with essential oil – as much as you want – and then fill the remainder with baby oil. Place skewers in the vase and tie washi tape around the outside for a decorative finish (optional).

Baking soda air freshener

Baking soda has so many good uses and here’s another. Grab half a cup of baking soda, essential oil of your preference (8-12 drops), a mason jar, scrapbook paper, a reasonable-sized needle, scissors and pen. Take the scrapbook paper and trace out the inner lid of the mason jar (not the screwable ring) and cut out that piece of paper. Then pierce it with the needle, making holes so a scent can waft through. Pour the baking soda into the mason jar and add the essential oil of your choice. Place the scrapbook paper inside the mason jar ring and tighten it onto the jar. Gently shake up the baking soda/essential oil mixture.

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