Thursday, July 18, 2013

All Natural Air Freshener


Natural Air Freshener

I got this idea for natural air fresheners from this pin from Monica at The Yummy Life.  She has whole list of recipes for different scents.  She even says you can store them in jars in your refrigerator for up to two weeks and she also gives different ways to warm them.

I love this idea of making your own air fresheners because it's all natural, easy, and inexpensive.  I also like that it makes your house smell nice, but it's not overpowering.

I've made a similar air freshener before which was nice for winter because it had apples, oranges, cloves and cinnamon.  This one is great for summer because the lemon, vanilla, and rosemary smell so fresh and clean and perfect for summer.  Just mix two cups of water, one teaspoon of vanilla, one sliced lemon, and three sprigs of fresh rosemary in a pan and simmer on the stove.  If the water runs out, just add more.

Doesn't it look nice in the jars?  They look so pretty, I'm tempted to give them as gifts.  I would include a tag with the ingredients so the person receiving it could make more if they wanted to.

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Inspired by these pins for natural air fresheners here and here.

55 comments:

  1. I like this idea too! And for an added boost, or if you don't have fresh herbs, a few drops of your favorite essential oil would work just as well.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I used few drops of Cannabis flower essential oil and Sandalwood oil. Worked amazing for me.

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  2. Thanks for the idea!! I have a nice rosemary plant outside my back door that I use for cooking. I've never thought about using for air freshener. Stopping by from the Intentional Blogger!

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  3. This is such a great idea, I'm going to have to try this one. I love the way my kitchen smells after cutting lemons and limes for the juice or for a marinade. The sent doesn't last tho, only until I take the peals to the compost.

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  4. Can we pour out the air freshener into aromatherapy jars and heat using a tea light? I was just thinking that then the smell can be transfered to our rooms as well (no stove!)

    Agy from
    www.greenissuessingapore.blogspot.com

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  5. Great idea! We stopped using the glade plug ins and I would love to replace it with something natural like this. I am visiting from the DIY Showcase:)

    Nicole
    Hold the Office

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  6. I love these air fresheners. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  7. I love how this looks and I bet it smells great too. I'll have to give it a try. Pinning it! Roechelle @ http://www.hugatreewithme.com

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  8. What a great idea!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. wow - love this idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Years and years ago when I was a real estate agent I learned this trick, but somehow forgot about it! Thanks for reminding me!

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  11. This is such a cool idea! I definitely want to try this sometime. Happy to be visiting from Making the World Cuter Monday :)

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  12. What a great idea! So much better than the store bought version :)
    I would like to invite you to my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays at:
    http://www.ourtableforseven.com/2013/07/share-your-stuff-tuesdays-5.html
    Hope to see you there!!

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  13. I've never tried making my own air fresheners, but I love the idea! I think it looks fabulous in a jar. I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-2/

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    1. Thanks for the invitation Nicky! I linked up.

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  14. Love this...I am pinning your post right now. What is so nice is that all the ingredients are usually things that I have on hand. Thanks!

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  15. Creative idea! My father-in-law always talks about how bad regular air fresheners are for you.

    Allison

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  16. I'm going to try this...and I'm pinning!

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  17. This is beautiful... I can't wait to try it and see how it smells!

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  18. Thanks for sharing this great idea! I saw your post over at the "No Minimalist Here" party.

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  19. What a great idea, glad to have found your post on Home and Garden Thursday! I would love it if you would share this post on the Home Acre Hop as well. Nancy - The Home Acre Hop

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  20. This would be perfect in the man cave!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing with us today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. -

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  21. I love the stove top room smellers! I think your idea of giving them as gifts is great. If we started now the smells would concentrate for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  23. Wow, Iv'e never thought of making my own air freshener. Thanks for sharing this. I'm visiting from the 504 Main link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  24. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Going to pin to my board too! Michele @ Neat Little Nest.

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  25. Wow, what a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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  26. I ADORE this idea! I've been trying to get my mom off of all the household sprays, room deodorizers, etc. I think I'll make this for her!

    Found you through the Pinteresting Party link-up.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo

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    1. I hope your mom likes it! I like it because it's not overpowering the way some store bought scents can be. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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  27. Oh I just love this post. I love natural diys, thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. that is such a cool idea, thanks for sharing

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  29. Awesome Idea! Thank you so much for sharing at the DIY Sunday Showcase this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  30. Ooh I love this idea! We have so much rosemary right now we don't know what to do with it all, so this is perfect! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/07/8-creative-ideas-3/

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Jessi! Your pin is on my featured page!

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  31. I love this idea! I need to make some of these for our home and for my neighbors. They'd love it as well! Good call on including the recipe so they can make more. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  32. This is so pretty. I really want to try and do this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. G'day! What a great idea, TRUE!
    Would make great presents too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsonthelist
    Viewing as part of HAPPY Day Link Party

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  34. I've been looking for DIY Air Fresheners and these look absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm truly honoured as I'm a big fan of your blog. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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  35. This is a terrific idea - LOVE natural air freshners - will check it out! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. I can smell it from here. My kitchen is closed off from the rest of the house, so in the winter I put something like this on top the woodstove. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop. Please come back and share with us this week: http://everythinghomewithcarol.com/the-self-sufficient-homemaker-hop-10/

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  37. Love the idea of creating natural air freshener I have yet to try. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Hope to see you again soon. Theresa

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  38. I soooooo love this project! I am going to whip of a few today...the fridge is filled will lemon and limes!!! TFS...hugs...

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  39. Love this idea; can't wait to try it!

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  40. Love this scent idea. At Christmastime I have a mini crock pot going with the same spices you use. The other day when I was putting it away I wondered what I could use to have it going all year long. Ta Da - here's my answer! Thanks so much for this awesome tip and I'm off now to pull my mini crock pot back out of the pantry!
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  41. What a wonderful smelling idea! Pinned it!

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  42. We just moved to the country, and there is mint growing in the yard! Can't wait to try it this summer!

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