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DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener

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This DIY baking soda air freshener is an easy way to get your home smelling fantastic!  This natural air freshener uses a blend of baking soda, vanilla and a blend of essential oils to eliminate odors.

These homemade deodorizer will help you get your Home Smelling Great, especially in your Children’s Bathrooms.

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Homemade Baking Soda Air Freshener

Today I’m going to share with you a really simple, and inexpensive, way to make your very own all natural 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}. 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.

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Items You Will Need

  1. Empty spray bottle
  2. Water
  3. 1 Tablespoon of Baking soda
  4. 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (I used the Now brand). {optional}

How To Make An All Natural Air Freshener

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.  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.

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More Easy Cleaning Tips

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!}.  What scents will you start with?

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All Natural Air Freshener Recipe

This all natural air freshener will get your home smelling amazing in no time!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Bottle

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Water
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Drops Essential Oils Optional

Instructions

  1. Pour the baking soda into a small dish and add the drops of essential oils. 

  2. Mix well with a spoon.  This is an important step because the oil and water will not mix.  You must mix the oil with the baking soda first.

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

  4. Shake well to mix the baking soda and water.

This post was originally published on Somewhat Simple in 2011 by Anna Moseley who was a contributor at that time.

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