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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