Homemade Air Spray Freshener by Abby

By Abby F.

We all know the power of smells and scents. Aromatherapy is one of the best ways to relieve stress, for example, but nice smells can bring up many emotions and feelings in a person. And of course we all love the natural smells, such as freshly cut grass, cherry blossoms, roses, lilac, the forest after the rain, etc. That is why we all buy air fresheners for our homes, to make our homes smell that good and fresh, and also to cover up other smells, like cooking fumes.

The sad part about all of it though, is that the air fresheners we are used to buying from the stores are full with chemicals. And even if they fulfill their purpose and make our homes smell amazing, sometimes they come with the price of our health. Because they release a lot of chemicals in the air we breathe.

If you are an air spray freshener aficionado and wish your home would always smell great, but you do not want to keep breathing chemicals, this article will give you an alternative. Here you can find out how you can get your home to smell fantastic, with no dangerous chemicals being released in your home, and without even having to spend a ton of money.

Here are some recipes for a homemade air spray freshener that you can quickly make and enjoy. Of course if you have more time and desire, you can make yourself other ones – candles, gels, etc, but for me sprays are easier and quicker, and just as efficient as the other ones.

For a homemade air spray freshener all you are going to need is – rubbing alcohol, water, essential oils, fruits, herbs. Of course you do not have to use all of them for one air freshener, you can mix and match scents. 

The easiest recipe is to mix equal parts water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and add 15-20 drops of essential oil of your choice (or more if you want a stronger smell), shake well and spray. And voila! You have yourself a natural homemade air spray  freshener – quickly, easy and cheap. 
If you do not want to spend money on essential oils, even though they are still much cheaper than store bought air fresheners, you can use fruits and herbs. This is a suggestion by the professional cleaners from CarpetCleaners Clapham. You can soak orange, lemon, grapefruit, and other peels in water overnight. Then mix the water with backing soda, shake well and you are good to go. 

You can use herbs and spices, even extracts. You can mix smells of your own choice. You can make yourself different scented air fresheners for every room, depending on the feelings and moods associated with each room and smell. For example lavender is associated with calmness – you can use a mixture of water, baking soda and lavender essential oil for your bathroom. So that it relaxes you while taking a nice hot shower. Or a citrus one, or a mixture of spices for your kitchen – like orange and cinnamon, or vanilla, almond or ginger. This is the beauty of homemade air spray fresheners – that you can make any scent you want!

Many store bought air fresheners have the same smell, there is not a big variety in scents, and the even worst part is that it can say that it smells like jasmine, for example, but it actually does not. If you make your own air fresheners, at least you know they will smell the way you want it to, and will smell any way you want to. And of course it will be much more budget friendly, eco friendly and health friendly. 

Bio: Abby is a small business owner who loves to do homemade recipes and was kind enough to share this post with us!


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