Last Updated on September 22, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Check out this easy DIY baking soda air freshener! This natural air freshener will scent your home with your favorite oils and baking soda.
I love air fresheners whether that means candles, plugins, sprays or gels. But, I do not like the long list of chemicals used to create those scents. Thankfully, it’s relatively simple to make your own air freshener with citrus essential oils. It’s also very inexpensive to make so you can keep several on hand in different rooms.
DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener
This DIY baking soda air freshener really takes only a few minutes to make. And, it works just as well as the store-bought air fresheners. And, there is the added benefit of it not containing hazardous chemicals. Now, if you have pets, be aware that not all essential oils are safe around cats and dogs. Speak to your veterinarian about which essential oils are safe to use in your home.
Is baking soda a good air freshener?
It definitely is. Baking soda is known for its ability to absorb odors naturally. I’ve written about it before in my post about how to clean out a refrigerator naturally. Another name for baking soda is bicarbonate of soda in case you’ve heard it referred to by that name. It is used in baking to help things rise. But, it’s also a great basis for many homemade cleaners. I keep a box on hand in the kitchen and the bathroom because we use it so much.
How do you deodorize a room with baking soda?
You can use baking soda in this DIY baking soda air freshener to help deodorize a room. But, you can also sprinkle it on carpets to help remove odors. And, you can add a bit to your laundry when you wash your clothes or curtains. Or, you can mix it with vinegar and use it to wash the floors, cupboards, appliances, and more. It really is a great natural cleaner. I use it when we clean vinyl sheet flooring.
What essential oils make your house smell good?
That really depends on your preferences. I love the scent of lavender and use it all the time. But, when it comes to cleaning products, I really prefer citrus essential oils. So, this DIY baking soda air freshener uses lemon and lime essential oils. If you want to, you could replace them with eucalyptus, tea tree oil or another favorite scent. Just make sure that you use essential oils and not fragrance oils. They aren’t the same thing.
How long does a baking soda air freshener last?
That really depends on the temperature and humidity in your home. Mine generally lasts a few days before I need to shake it up a bit. After that, I just add another drop or two of essential oils as the scent fades. The baking soda itself shouldn’t need to be changed for quite some time. Just keep an eye on it if it is very humid and shake it up as necessary.
Baking soda and vanilla extract air freshener
If you like the scent of vanilla, just add a few drops of vanilla extract to the baking soda instead of the citrus essential oils. It’s a great choice for bedrooms where you want a more relaxing scent than citrus. The citrus oil scent makes a great natural air freshener for bathroom and kitchens. To me, the citrus has a cleaner scent.
Baking soda and essential oil carpet deodorizer
You can easily use this DIY baking soda air freshener to freshen your carpets. Just follow the directions below. But, instead of putting it in a jar with a fabric top, put it in a shaker jar and shake it on your carpets. Let it sit on the carpet for 30 minutes. Then, vacuum up. The baking soda will freshen the room and the essential oils will be released by your vacuum cleaner. It works great!
If you enjoy making your own cleaning products, you might want to try:
- How to make your own Febreze
- Easy homemade cleaning recipes
- Vinegary DIY citrus spray
- Make your own laundry detergent
- Homemade fabric softener sheets
Supplies for this DIY baking soda air freshener
DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener Recipe
- Baking soda
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops lime essential oil
- Small jelly jar
- Fabric scrap
- Fill jelly jar ¾ of the way full with baking soda.
- Add lemon and lime essential oils. Replace the lid and shake to mix ingredients together.
- Remove the lid and place the fabric square on top of the jar. Screw the ring of the lid on top to secure the fabric in place.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.