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Fancy DIY Air Refreshener for a fresher home
by Ellie Price
Do you wish to find a way you can make your entire home smell better and more fresh? If you do, but you do not want to spend your hard earned money on the store bought air fresheners that smell like chemicals instead of fresh fragrances, here you will find some ways you can make your own air fresheners, with natural ingredients and with very pleasant and fresh smells.
There are very simple ways to make your home smell nice with a DIY spray air freshener. But, if you pride yourself on being classy, and a spray air freshener is not in your taste, there are a few other fancier air fresheners that you can do. That way you will not only have your home smell fantastic, but you will be able to add a few nice touches into your home décor.
Here are some varieties of more fancy air fresheners that you can DIY:
Oil diffuser – this one is very simple, cheap, efficient and beautiful to make. If one of your goals is to be frugal and quick in your creating process, this is the air freshener for you. To make yourself an oil diffuser all you are going to need is: a small vase or a glass bottle. Bamboo skewers, a base oil and an essential oil. For base oil you can use olive oil, Macadamia oil, cocoa butter oil, or any other.
Mix ¼ cup of the base oil and 20-30 drops of your essential oil in the vase or bottle. Stir them with a skewer and add the rest of the skewers. The more skewers you add, the stronger the smell will be. But of course, do not use more than 10. Within a few hours you will notice the smell. You can make a few of these and put different scented ones in each room.
Air freshener gel – this air freshener takes a bit longer to make, and requires a few more ingredients to make, but I promise it will be worth it. You will need a few small jars (like the bigger baby food jars), essential oils, food colouring, salt, gelatine and water.
Boil a cup of water and add 4 packets of gelatine to the boiling water, whisk until they dissolve. Then add another cup of water and one tablespoon of salt to the pan and whisk again.
Put a few drops of food colouring into your jars. DeepCleaners Chiswick are advising you to use different colours, to match the essential oils scents, if you use different ones. Then add one or two teaspoons of your essential oils into each jar. When the gelatine is ready pour it in the jars. And then all you have to do is wait 24 hours for the gel to solidify.
And voilà! A pretty and fresh smelling jar with gel, appealing to the eyes and the nose!
*editor note: we use candle wicks in our gel air fresheners to help “refresh” the essential oil fragrance when needed.
Potpourri – if you have not attempted doing one on your own before, you can try it now. Potpourri looks great and smells great. It is another great way that you can make a DIY natural air freshener and have it complete your interior. To make it, all you are going to need are some dry flowers, and herbs, and essential oil of your choice.
Gather a bouquet of flowers and leave it to dry for two weeks. You can use a mason jar to put them in. You can also add some stones, or any other trinket you might have laying around. Arrange your dried flowers and herbs in the jar, add a few drops of the essential oil, close the that and leave it for a week, so that the flowers can soak up the smell.
When it is done, you can tie a pretty ribbon around your glass jar and you will have a nice looking and smelling jar of potpourri.
And here, those were my ideas for fancy DIY air fresheners for your home. You can make as many as you want, and as different as you want. They will help you turn your home into a home of nice smells, and will also make it look pretty.