How to make All-Natural Air Freshener

Hello Somewhat Simple readers!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m going to share with you a really simple, and inexpensive, way to make your very own air freshener.

I recently had a reader email me and ask me if there were alternative ways to use baking soda as an odor remover.  We all know you can purchase a box of baking soda and leave it in the refrigerator but when it comes to freshening up other rooms in the house she thought there should be a better solution then just sitting a box of baking soda in the room.  Guess what, she was right, there is a better way!

This is honestly something I’d never really thought of before {which is why I love getting questions from my readers} but I was really excited about the solution I came up with for her! Baking soda air freshener!  Because we are using baking soda it is also a great odor eliminator, so it’s basically like a natural version of Febreeze.

Here’s what you will need:

Empty spray bottle


1 TBS Baking soda

2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil {optional}

Step 1

Pour the baking soda into a small dish and add the drops of essential oils.  Mix well with a spoon.  This is an important step because the oil and water will not mix so you must mix the oil with the baking soda first.

Step 2

Pour baking soda into the empty spray bottle and fill it to the top with water.  Shake well to mix the baking soda and water.

Now you have a delicious smelling odor eliminator that you can use to freshen up every room in your house!  I like to use mine to freshen up the bathrooms but you can also use it to eliminate odors from carpets, couches, shoes, closets, dog beds, the options are endless!!!

The best part about this air freshener is that it’s very inexpensive to make and you switch out the oils you use for each season!  I am currently using cinnamon, vanilla and cloves for the Christmas season {it smells amazing!}.

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  1. says

    Wow that is a wonderful Idea. I was wondering if the baking soda leaves any residue once you spray it? I only ask this because I am one who would probably use it alot. LOL Thanks so much.