How to make air freshener at home

Simple Recipes How to Prepare Lasting Air Fresheners at Home  and to Avoid Unpleasant Odours

If you are wondering how to freshen up your home very easily and quickly, we want to offer you to try these small fresheners. Mix essential oils, citruses, herbs and ingredients that you prefer and make your own homemade air freshener and give your home a unique atmosphere.

Homemade Aromatic Bars

In a bowl, mix 10-11oz of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), 7oz of water and 15-20 drops of lavender oil (or another flavour of your choice). Stir until you get a homogeneous and thick mixture. Divide the mixture into silicone forms for cookies or muffins and leave them at room temperature until the mixture gets hard, it approximately takes between 24 and 48 hours, depending on the airflow of the room. In addition to the rooms, you can put the aromatic blocks in the toilet, bathroom or between the clothes in your wardrobe. If you have made more aromatic bars then you will use, you can store them in a glass jar and keep their aroma longer.

Magic with a Citrus Flavour

Autumn and winter are the seasons in which more often we eat citrus fruits. Besides their fleshy part peels also have their application in the home and care for the skin. We will share a few aromatic reasons not to throw fresh peels away.

When you want to freshen up the air at home, you can try the natural citrus aroma. Boil water in a pot and throw some fresh or dried peels of citrus. On them apply a few drops of your favourite essential oils. For an extending aroma, we recommend adding herbs or essential flavours such as vanilla, cinnamon sticks, mint, pine cones, coconut extracts or almond extract. Once the ingredients are heated, an outstanding and pleasant smell will fly around the air and drift into your upholstery, carpets, and clothing. There are many ways of preparing yummy scents at home.  Just remember to keep it simple and use no more than three flavours.

Here are Some Ideas with Citrus Flavour

  • Use orange peel for sweets or other fine dishes. If you decide to make a delicious dessert and want to add more character or you are a lack of aromatic spice for it, grate a few orange peels and add them to the other ingredients.
  • To keep brown sugar from moisture, but also to give it more flavour, put in the jar several citrus peels.
  • We often add olive oil to salads and dishes.  If you want its taste to be even richer – add in the bottle orange peels. After a few days, they will be released from its scent.
  • If your refrigerator smells bad, after cleaning place a saucer with freshly grated citrus peels. They will take odour straight away.
  • Make a fresh anti-cellulite body peeling. Shred on fine grater peels of lemon, orange, tangerine or grapefruit. Add the sea salt or brown sugar and a few drops of olive oil or your favourite essential oils.

Vanilla Extract

It smells great and we do not miss the opportunity to add it to cakes and cookies. Vanilla extract is an aromatic assistant to every housewife, not only in confectionery but in the refreshing home ideas. See how you can use it.

Some of our favourite foods can leave an unpleasant odour in the refrigerator. Sometimes even cleaning with vinegar fails to remove it. But vanilla extract can be your fragrant decision. Take a cotton cloth and put a few drops of the extract. Then wipe the refrigerator. To hold the pleasant aroma, soak a few cotton swabs and place them in the refrigerator.

Fish and other foods with intense flavour can keep longer the unpleasant smell in the microwave. Clean the oven with a sponge and washing-up liquid. If the smell is still felt, put in a bowl a little bit of vanilla extract and turn on the microwave for about 1 minute.

The smell of fresh paint is not the most pleasant thing after completion of repairs at home. If you are going to do some painting work, add the paint 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. The house will smell more pleasant after that.


One of the most exquisite ways to refresh the air in the room is to bring the nature inside by having plants. They are the natural air cleaner, so you can add some in your most used rooms. This way your home will not just smell clean, but it will smell welcoming.

Essential Oils

The essential oils are the Holy Grail in the cleaning world. It is important to use just a few drops as their scent is very strong. To create a spray you can mix in a bottle a cup of water, 1-2 tablespoons unflavoured vodka and an essential flavour of your taste. You can sprinkle it in the air, through the house, on the furniture.


Enjoy the homemade aromatherapy and feel even cosier at home!


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