Simple Homemade Air Freshener

Baking soda naturally absorbs odours, so why not take advantage of that to create simple, inexpensive air fresheners?

Here’s how:

Use a hammer and and a nail to poke holes in the lid of a small canning jar. (The heart is a nice touch, but clearly not necessary)

Fill the jar about 1/4 full with baking soda
Add 6-8 drops of  essential oil such as lavender, clove or orange

Put lid on and place in any spot that could use some freshening. Every once in a while, give the jar a gentle shake to boost it’s air freshening power.

They can be used in your linen closet, under your kitchen sink (which is where the stinky garbage can is often kept) and in the bathroom.

This powder is also useful for removing odours from carpets and upholstery. And it’s already in a handy shaker! Just sprinkle on your sofa or a spot on your carpet that needs to be deodorized, let sit for a little while, and then vacuum it up.

You could, of course, substitute your favorite essential oil for fresh lavender. And you could certainly pretty up the jar a little bit too!

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