Theres’ nothing like walking into your home to a terrific scent. But there’s no reason to spend a ton of money on air fresheners, sprays, and candles. Not when you can easily make these 10 DIY air fresheners yourself.
1. Lemon & Rosemary Simmer
Two of nature’s best scents — rosemary and lemon — blend beautifully together. To take advantage of this amazing pairing, you just need a stock pot or sauce pan, water, rosemary sprigs, lemon, and a little vanilla extract for a little enhancement.
2. Homemade Reed Diffuser
You don’t need many supplies to make your own reed diffuser. If you have a vase, some bamboo skewers or rattan sticks, and some essential oil, you can do this DIY. You can make it look more stylish with ribbon or washi tape.
3. Lemon & Baking Soda
This one is great for absorbing odors and infusing a room with a fresh, citrus scent. Your only ingredients are — you guessed it — baking soda and lemons.
You can make your own customized scent with potpourri. All you need are essential oils, dried herbs, and dried flowers. It’s fun to mix and match different combinations to find one you love.
5. DIY Gel Freshener
Gel air fresheners are effective and popular, but they can contain a lot of chemicals you may not be fond of. Here’s a more natural way to make your own.
6. Basil & Lemon
Here’s that lemon again! This combination of lemon and basil smells totally different than the other lemon fresheners, however. The basil really adds the perfect nudge of savory.
7. Quick & Easy Pomander
8. Remove Cooking Odors
The first essential part of a great-smelling house is one that doesn’t smell bad. Good thing simple vinegar can help you get rid of that dinner smell; you know, the one that smelled a lot better last night than it does today?
9. House Plants
Simply by being around, house plants naturally help eliminate odors. Even better if those house plants smell great themselves. Here are some of the best.
10. Make Your Own “Unstoppable” Spray
You know those scented laundry beads or crystals that make your t-shirts and jeans smell heavenly? You can use the same products to make your own scented spray, and make your whole home smell like that. Oh baby!