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Homemade air freshner

It's been a busy week so I haven't been able to post much. We were getting ready for a friend's wedding and I did make a project for that which I'll share later. 

Since we've been cooking more, I've noticed that the house has more strange odors. I'm not a huge fan of scented candles because of the toxins, so I decided to make my own air freshner. I was inspired by Tidy Mom and The Sensible Mom. I made one for the kitchen and a smaller one for our bedroom.

I used cheese shaker from the Dollar Tree and a small Ball jar for the second one. I decided to jazz up the large one with some scrapbook paper, ribbon, and flower. The flower is a little over the top, but I like it. It's a fun piece.  To make the smaller one, I traced the lid on a piece of scrapbook paper, stuck it over the regular lid, then punched holes in both.

The formula? - baking soda and 9-10 drops of essential oil. I used orange scented essential oil.  Now the house is a little fresher.

Did you know you could make carpet freshener/cleaner with the same two ingredients? Check it out here.

I'll be sharing this here:



  1. Thanks for the simple recipe! I love the Dollar Tree shaker! I'll be picking up some of those asap ~ saw ya on the I should be Mopping the Floor party. PINNED =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

  2. Fonda
    What a great idea! I love the pretty flower, too. I'm visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  3. I do something similar but use coffee grounds.

  4. Awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  5. Thank you for the recipe! I'll be trying this. Have a great day :)


  6. Thanks for sharing this great idea! I have all the ingredients at home.I will definitely try it.


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