Friday, March 30, 2012

Simple Air Freshener

  It's Friday!!! Yeah!! I have another Fantastic Friday tip for you today.  At our house, we're trying to have less chemicals and stuff in our home so I've found a great homemade air freshener.  Super simple, easy, and works pretty well.  I found this idea here.


You all know how great baking soda is with removing odors from your fridge, well, this is the same concept.  Take a small, 1/2 pint or jelly jar or reuse some other jar, punch some holes in the lid (if reusing a canning lid I turned it over so it doesn't have my writing on it), and fill with some baking soda (around 1/4 - 1/2 cup.) and if you want, several drops of essential oils stirred in.  Put the lid on and use a hammer and nail to punch holes into the lid.  I tried to make a star on the first one, which didn't work that well, can you tell it's a star? :)  Since the second one already had the cute fruit lid, I just punched a circle of sorts. 

I have a bathroom in our bonus room that doesn't get used a whole lot but has the door shut most of the time - gets a little musty in there.  Also, my room is at the top of our stairs and all the odors seem to get pulled up the stairs and into my walk-in closet.  Since we put saloon doors on our closet it seems to trap the odors, go figure.  So I put one of these in both these areas and they are working very well.  If I walk into my closet and it's a little smellier, I just shake up the bottle a little which releases the essential oil smell, too, and soon it's smelling much fresher again.  Occasionally, I also sprinkle some of the baking soda right out of the jar onto the carpet in the closet, let it sit for a while and vacuum it up.  Instant carpet freshener, too.  Great simple little air freshener.  Try it!

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16 comments:

Alesha said...

Wow! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing; I really want to try this!
Alesha <3

Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade said...

Cool. Will have to give this a try. My closet is the same way.

Tricia said...

Great tip!

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Kathryn Pepper said...

Wow, that's pretty neat! Great idea. Thanks for linking it up to Cutesy Monday!

Kathryn
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Kimberlee at SD said...

I have been doing this in my bathroom, and it is such a helpful thing to do. When I need it, I can just grab the jar and sprinkle the rugs before vacumming. Visiting from WFMW.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Herballistic Garden said...

I can tell it's a star! What a simply great idea...thanks for sharing! Over from Junk In Their Trunk's linky party! xo wendy

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Great idea!

Terry said...

I love this more natural air deodorizer idea. And yes, I can tell that's a star, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

anieb said...

Awesome blog that you explained about air freshener .


Air Freshener

Maureen Hayes said...

This is a great idea. We all have places that need freshening and this is a cute way to do it. I found you through Too Much Time On My Hands, and am now following you as well.

Have a Happy Easter,
Maureen

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

This is so simple. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is fantastic! And who knew it could be so pretty?! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

odetoinspiration said...

That's a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Artsy VaVa said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try it.

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