Monday, January 4, 2010


Life can be a bit stinky at times. Here's an easy, more healthy alternative than all those commercial air freshener sprays you can buy. Make your own with essential oils, you'll love the results! Essential oils can seem pricey but one small bottle will last a very long time. You can find them at any health food store or online. Pick out one fragrance to start with that you like, such as Lavender or Orange for the basic recipe below. Try other recipes later when you know you like this technique. These recipes came from
Pour one cup of distilled water into a spray bottle, add the essential oils and shake very well. Shake well before each use and use the fine mist setting on your spray bottle. You can buy those small 3 oz. spray bottles in most health and beauty sections where all the travel sized products are, they spray a very fine mist. One recipe can be added to several small bottles and placed around the house or in your car.

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 8-10 drops essential oils, of your choice
Deodorizing Room Spray
  • 6 drops bergamot essential oils
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oils
Pet Deodorizing Room Spray
  • 6 drops cedarwood essential oils
  • 3 drops tea tree oil
Apple Pie Spice Room Air Freshener
  • 6 drops cinnamon essential oils
  • 3 drops clove essential oils
Orange Spice Room Air Freshener
  • 5 drops orange essential oils
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oils
Mood Lifter Air Freshener Spray
  • 4 drops chamomile essential oils
  • 3 drops orange essential oils
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oils
Stress Reliever Air Freshener Spray
  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops rose essential oils
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oils (optional)
Sleepy-Hour Relaxation Air Freshener Spray
  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops chamomile essential oil
Here are a few more ideas for keeping things smelling fresh using essential oils...

Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place under your car seat or in hidden areas of your bathroom, scraps of fabric will work for this too.  You can add a cotton ball with essential oil on it to your vacuum bag or in the canister of your bag-less vacuum.

Place a few drops on a folded newspaper at the bottom of your trash can.  The newspaper also works to catch spills and junk in the bottom of the can.

You can add a few drops to the inside of a toilet paper or paper towel tube to get a nice scent each time it spins.

You can add more drops when the smell fades, but remember to start with a few drops until you know the potency of the oil you are using.

Enjoy the sweet smells!

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas!!! Love it! I have the spray bottles, now I just need to pick my scent. Thank you!!!