It’s been raining , raining , raining, raining here. The good news? Hey we’re almost out of our drought here in California! The not so fun news is, we’re cooped up in the house far more than we normally are. It also tends to mean a slight almost stale smell in the air. Nicer weather means a lot more open windows and fresh air streaming in as the kids dash in and out of the house, and far less muddy shoes and clothes being washed non-stop.
Everyone enjoys a nice refreshing scent in their home, and most people grab a commercial air freshener. Each spray sends several different chemicals into the air, masked by a heavy perfumed scent that fades and then a new smell takes it’s place, a not so nice smell. Some sprays even have an alcohol linger to it masked by a strong fake overlaying scent. No matter what, it’s not pleasant in anyway.
All those plugin’s and quick sprays are leaving far more toxins in the air than anyone should be breathing in, so why keep doing it? DIY Air Freshener sprays are easy to make, you can change up the scents and most of all they are all natural , so no more heavy toxins in the air to breath!
Let’s do this!
Now there’s a basic Air Freshener Spray Formula, the base. You can change up the essential oils to change the scents all you want. I listed a few of my favorites, but feel free to mix up your own essential oils for different creations, you will not be disappointed!
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
One of the essential oil combinations below
Combine in a 8oz Spray bottle and shake.
Citrus Mint Scent
10 drops wild orange essential oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
Flower Garden Scent
8 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops geranium essential oil
Energizing The Day
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
7 drops white fir essential oil
6 drops cedar wood essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
I personally use Doterra Essential Oils as they are high quality, and you can click the link below to head to my Doterra Store. There are oils you can find at some stores, always check the quality and make sure they are high therapeutic grade.
Want to check out more about essential oils? Head over to here , or email me if you’d like to ask some questions! Check back next week for another DIY household cleaner recipe.