Room Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Posted by on 1/26/2017 to DIY Ideas with Essential Oils
Room Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Pet odors, days-old trash, dirty diapers, cooking, the list goes on. There are a number of ways to remove all of these nasty odors from your home. 

Store bought room air fresheners, are among the most commonly used odor eliminators. But do you know the ingredients in that traditional air freshener you may pick up at your local department store? Quite frankly, it’s not pretty to think of all the chemicals that are in these bottles, and to think when you hit that spray lever, you’re ingesting them straight into your body.

Essential oils are the natural, chemical-free, aroma fresheners

Maybe you’ve heard of essential oils. Maybe not. Either way, essential oils provide many more benefits than most people expect. It’s a misconception that these all natural products are designed to simply “smell nice.”

Sure, essential oils certainly work well as natural fragrances, but they do far more. The versatility of blending your own recipes often becomes a hobby in itself.

In terms of fighting off stinky odors, there are a number of oils to try out. Generally, the more citrusy oils work the best. Lemon, in particular, is the most common essential oil for eliminating bad odors. It’s especially popular among dog and other pet owners. Not only is lemon effective at eliminating undesirable odors, it also delivers a host of therapeutic benefits.

Room Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Mix oils together in a glass spray bottle and use as needed to make your home smell fresh and clean. 

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Works as a powerful antioxidant and disinfectant

  • Supports both the nervous and sympathetic nervous system
  • Works great as a sanitizer, often used for homemade cleaning products.
  • Provides healthy soothing benefits that increase energy levels
  • Frequently added to food to increase flavor of both main dishes and desserts
  • Offers health benefits for things like indigestion, throat irritation, and respiratory issues

Benefits of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Extracted from the bark of a tropical tree, cinnamon bark essential oil is fragrant, flavorful, and filled with many beneficial compounds. Cinnamon Bark oil contains cleansing properties that can help clean household surfaces. 

10 More Homemade Air Freshener Recipes

1. CITRUS MINT AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 10 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 8 drops peppermint essential oil

2. SWEET LAVENDER AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Use 2 tablespoons real vanilla extract in place of the 2 tablespoons of vodka.

3. SUMMER CITRUS AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops lime essential oil
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil

4. COZY HOLIDAY AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 6 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cassia essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil

5. FLOWER GARDEN AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil

6. HAPPY HOMESTEAD AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil

7. DEODORIZING AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 4 drops melaleuca essential oil (aka tea tree oil)
  • 8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil

8. SPICY CHAI AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 4 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 3 drops cassia essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil

9. WOODSY AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

  • 7 drops white fir essential oil
  • 6 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil

10. GET FOCUSED AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

(Ideal for when you’re sitting at your desk and need to concentrate)

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8 drops rosemary essential oil

NOTES:

  • These recipes are for small batches. Feel free to double or triple if you find a mix you really like.
  • These homemade air freshener concoctions make fabulous gifts, or check out my big fat list of other essential oil gift ideas.
  • You can use whatever type of water you have available- I just use our plain tap water.
  • Can you store these air fresheners in a plastic bottle? I do. At least sometimes. Because some essential oils have the tendency to break down plastic, if I am going to consume a blend, I always, always keep it in a glass container. However, since I won’t be drinking any of these mixes, I don’t have a problem sticking them in a plastic spray bottle if I’m running low on my glass spritzers.
  • However, I like these 8oz glass spray bottles (affiliate link) the best for my homemade sprays (like my homemade hand cleanser, after-sun spray, or laundry spot remover).
  • If you don’t have one of the oils called for in a certain recipe, feel free to play around and substitute something else, or leave it out all together.
  • Give your spritzers a good shake before you spray to make sure the oils are mixed into the water. 

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Editor’s Note/Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Diffuser World, Inc.; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

Source: https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/06/homemade-air-fresheners.html 

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