Good Friday morning, Moppers. We’re stocked up on caffeine, full of pep, and ready to get this day started. Hopefully you all had a good week, and have big plans for the holiday weekend. Us? We’re heading to an apple and cheese festival on Saturday, and then putzing around the house on Sunday finishing up some DIY projects, not the least of which is a homemade air freshener…and we’re all about the air fresheners.
Because part of having a clean home is having a home that is pleasing to the senses. No one wants to sit around with the stench of garbage and dirty socks surrounding them, right? Didn’t think so. Which is why we like to make our own air freshening spray, since those ones you buy at the store are packed with chemicals that do way more harm than good.
Hello? Formaldehyde, anyone?
Besides, it’s a lot more fun to do it yourself, so that when people ask you, “What’s that smell?” you can go on and on and on about how you make it from scratch and and doesn’t it smell nice?
Want to know how we do it? Here’s our super easy recipe that will have your home smelling awesome in no time!
What You’ll Need:
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (orange is one of our favorites for this)
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1 reusable spray bottle
- 1 funnel
Step 1: Fill
Grab your reusable spray bottle (preferably one that is opaque, as direct light weakens essential oils over time), and place your funnel into it. Next, pour in the purified water, and witch hazel. The witch hazel will work to keep the water purified so your homemade air freshener spray will last longer.
Step 2: Add the Oils
This step is pretty self explanatory. Simply drop in your favorite essential oils. This spray is so easy to make that you could do up different batches and have them placed around the home. Lemon for the kitchen, lavender for the bedroom, peppermint in the bathrooms…it’s totally up to you. Whatever scent is most pleasing to your senses.
Step 3: Cap
Put the cap back on your reusable spray bottle. Easy, right?
Step 4: Shake
Now give everything a good shake to mix it all together, and voila! You’re all done.
This homemade air freshener spray is completely safe to use anywhere in the home. Witch hazel dissipates quickly, and doesn’t leave behind any sort of residue on your furniture or floors, so you don’t have to worry about slipping on a slick surface the way you do with commercial air fresheners.
Not only that, but essential oils last quite a long time in terms of odor power, so this spray will linger long after you’ve used it, something those commercial air fresheners never do.
And finally, if you’re not into spray fresheners, but would rather make something that’s a little more stationary, you can check out our recipe for making your own gel air fresheners using the power of essential oils.
That’s all for today, Moppers. We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and until next week…stay safe, and stay clean!