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5 DIY Air Fresheners

 

After a long day, coming home to a pleasant smelling house is almost as important as coming home to a comfortable one. Surprisingly, scents have been proven to have positive effects on both mood and work performance. Imagine coming home to the scent of cinnamon or the smell of your favorite dessert baking in the oven. Wouldn’t that give you a cozy, relaxed feeling? Breathe easy with our DIY air fresheners!

 

1.      Lemon – Rosemary Simmer Pot

What you need:

Small Stockpot

Water

Lemon

Vanilla Extract

 

You will want to begin by filling your pot ⅔ of the way with water. Next, add a whole slice of lemon and a few sprigs of rosemary. Then, add ½ tsp of vanilla extract and set the stove to simmer. Within a few minutes, the heavenly scent should be dispersed throughout your house. The simmering pot should be good for about two days before it will need to be changed.

 

2.      Gel Air Freshener

What you need:

Heat-proof Jar

4 packages of unflavored gelatin

Food Coloring

Salt

Essential Oils

 

First, bring one cup of water to boil. While waiting for your water, clean and dry your jars. Add a couple of drops of food coloring, and about 30 drops of your chosen essential oil. You can do more or less depending on how strong you would like the scent to be. Once your water is boiling, whisk in gelatin packet until completely dissolved. Next, pour in one cup of cold water and one tablespoon of salt. Pour your gelatin mixture into your jar and stir. Let it sit overnight and voila!

 

3.      Cinnamon Stick Candles

What you need:

Pillar Candle ( 3 inch diameter)

Cinnamon Sticks

Floral Shears

Hot Glue Gun

Dish or Coaster

 

First, cut cinnamon sticks to fit the height of the candle. Using your hot glue gun, glue the cinnamon sticks vertically around the candle. Let dry then place in a decorative dish or coaster, and you’re done!

 

4.      Pouch Air Freshener

What you need:

Cloth Pouches

Makeup Pads or Cotton Balls

Scented oils, spices, herbs

Decoration (Stamps, Paint, Dried flowers)

Ribbon

 

Start off by decorating your pouch to your preference. If using glue or paint, let it dry before adding contents. To add fragrance, add in herbs, spices, and your cotton products applied with essential oil. Using your ribbon, tie the tip of the pouch, and you’re done. Place these under your car seats, in cabinets, or around your bedroom to enhance the aroma of the area.

 

5.      Custom Potpourri

What you need:

Dried Flowers

Essential Oil

Herbs/ Spices (Your choice)

 

Before you make your potpourri, you need to dry your flowers. Tie your bouquet at the ends of the stems and hang them upside down for a couple of weeks. Next, remove stems and put the flowering ends into a bowl. Apply around 30 drops of essential oil, or until you get the strength of fragrance you want. Using your hands, mix the flowers in the bowl. Close or cover container and set aside for one to a couple of weeks. After the setting period, empty the flowers into a decorative bowl and add in your dried herbs and spices.