There's nothing better than opening the door and stepping into a space that smells downright heavenly. But we can't leave candles burning all day, and air fresheners can be both costly and full of chemicals that we don't necessarily want in our homes. Luckily, the internet is a treasure trove of DIY fun, which includes making your own air fresheners! We rounded up some how-to's so that you can create your very own natural, DIY scent sources on the fly. Check them out right now:
Our favorite scent is lavender, so it makes sense that we would kick off our list with it! This DIY from The Frugal Girls couldn't be easier: All you need is some essential oil, some baking soda, and a Mason Jar to hold your mix. Bonus points if you decorate the Mason Jar, but it's not really necessary. Just mix, smell, and enjoy!
These are adorable, unexpected, and totally in line with our decor for the upcoming holiday season. Tuck these ornaments from Completely Delicious in every room around your home to fill it with a comforting cinnamon scent. We also love that you make them the same way you'd mix up a batch of cookies. Just roll out the "dough," cut out shapes, and bake. But as she points out, no sampling the batter of this batch!
Another cinnamony scent to fill the air. This time you mix it up in a slow cooker! We know... who would have thought of busting out our Crock-Pot for an air freshener? The Frugal Girls did, and we're totally into their cinnamon spice lineup. Just mix, cook, lift the lid, and you're transported to a spicy, seasonal land. P.S. It smells amazing.
We think a room that smells like bright, sunny citrus is the kind of room we'd like to stay in forever: Thanks to Live Simply, we now know a way to DIY just that scent. She promises that this four-ingredient wonder will kill bad odors, freshen your linens, and leave behind a yummy, all-natural scent. Sign us up! We also love the cute spray bottle she poured her mix into. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?
Who says you have to restrict your all-natural air freshener DIY's to your home? We want our cars to smell wonderful, too! Gather up a few wool felt balls, some string, and your favorite essential oils to make this air freshener that you can transport anywhere! Designer Trapped promises that you can make your ride the envy of all scent hounds in the neighborhood. In addition to being economical, the colored wool air freshener is also downright adorable. It's hard to resist that!