Homemade Air Freshener

Homemade Air Freshener

Ever tried making a homemade air freshener? Here are some inexpensive recipes of the same which can be used to freshen up your house and car, as well.
Commercial air fresheners are expensive and at times have a strong fragrance that many of you might be allergic to. But, using an air freshener is essential to have a pleasant smell in the room and give it a fresh feel. You can make one at home that will have a soft fragrance and be an inexpensive option. Here are some easy-to-make recipes that you can try to prepare.

Method #1

Ingredients
  • 3½ cups of hot water
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
Preparation
To prepare the spray, start by dissolving the baking soda in the hot water. Now, add the lemon juice to this mixture and stir well. Pour it into a spray bottle and your lemon freshener is ready for use.

Method #2

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of water
  • 20 drops of lavender oil
  • 4 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tsp. of salt
Preparation
Pour 1 cup of the water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Now, add the gelatin to it and stir well until it dissolves completely. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the remaining water into it and the oil. Next, add the salt, give it a quick stir, and then transfer the contents into spray bottles.

Method #3

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 4 tbsp. lemongrass essential oil
  • ⅔ cup of boiling water
  • 4 drops of red food coloring
Preparation
Mix the salt and flour together. Now, add the water, food coloring, and essential oil to it. Knead the dough, divide and roll them into small balls, and keep them aside to dry. Different colors can be used to make the balls. Once they dry, place them together in a mesh bag tied with ribbon or place them in an open glass bowl. This will freshen up a room, instantly. You can also place them on your car's dashboard.

Method #4

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 tsp. of cloves
  • 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract
Preparation
In a saucepan, pour the water and add all the other ingredients to it. Now, place the pan over medium heat and allow it to come to a boil. Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the flame and simmer it for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down. Strain the cloves and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Shake well before you squirt it.

The aforementioned air fresheners aren't hard to make. Just try making them and get ready to surprise your family members with their amazing fragrance.
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