Smells Nice How to make an air freshener with natural ingredients

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About making air freshener at home with natural ingredients

An example of natural ingredients used to make air freshener play An example of natural ingredients used to make air freshener (Yummy Life)

Do you want to know how to make air freshener at home which is cheaper and easy to get than manufactured ones? Well here is vital information that you need to note.

Synthetic air fresheners are loaded with chemicals and man-made fragrances that are not good for your health. Conventional air fresheners in the market were found to contain high levels of phthalates which are harmful to young children.

According to the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), an analysis of more than a dozen common household air fresheners contain chemicals. These chemicals may affect hormones and reproductive development, particularly in babies.

Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be dangerous for young children and unborn babies. Exposure to phthalates can affect testosterone levels and lead to reproductive abnormalities, including abnormal genitalia and reduced sperm production,” wrote the NRDC

Some phthalates including those found in air freshener products are known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.

It is precisely why a person should opt for natural ingredients that will cause no harm at all to the body while wafting a beautiful aroma in the house.

Tool/Supplies needed

  • Citrus- It’s scent is long-lasting and sturdy. Lemons and oranges have the capacity to sustain the smell for long periods of time in scented waters.
  • Extracts- A vanilla extract or almond will improve the fragrance of a room. Mint extract will also do the trick due to its amazing fragrance.
  • Spices- Cinnamon sticks and whole cloves are marathoners. Their scent is natural. Moreover, particularly for cinnamon, the sticks can be rinsed and reused over and over.
  • Herbs- Herbs such as rosemary and thyme will do the trick.
  • Orange, ginger and almond extracts
  • Mason jar


1. Lemon and rosemary scent

Lemon and rosemary scent is made with water, lemon, rosemary and vanilla from vanilla pods. You can just place them in a jar full of warm water.

2. Lavender oil

You can make an air freshener with a combination of water, vodka and lavender oil which is sold in local stores.

3. Dried rosemary and lavender powder

You can freshen the carpet using rosemary and lavender carpet powder. Sprinkle the mixture of baking soda, dried rosemary and lavender oil on the carpet. Let it sit for 10-25 minutes and vacuum it up. The result will be a sweet-smelling aroma.

4. Cinnamon and Orange

play Cinnamon sticks and oranges in a mason jar which produce a sweet scent. (Honey and lime)


This is a cinnamon-orange freshener that works by mixing water, cinnamon oil, and orange together with a water-absorbing polymer. Your room will be vibrant with a fresh beautiful scent. Add cloves to the mixture and it will spice up the smell. The scent will even fill other rooms.

The mixture can be reused by heating it up again.

5. Pine or cedar twigs, bay leaves and nutmeg

A combination of pine or cedar twigs, bay leaves and nutmeg form a complex aroma. Buy ground nutmeg and mix all the ingredients together.

6. Orange, ginger (fresh or powdered) and almond extract

The mixture of ginger, oranges almond extract and water will leave a heartwarming scent that you want to have in your house perpetually.

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