Store-bought air fresheners are easy to use, but are they safe? If you want your home smelling good, learn how to make your own homemade air fresheners. Besides saving you a lot of money, homemade air fresheners are 100% more effective than store-bought ones. Homemade air fresheners actually do away with household odors instead of just covering them up.
Homemade air fresheners are not only free of chemicals, but they are made of things you are probably already cooking with. Try to make your home smell amazing with just a few ingredients on your stovetop. You can always switch up the ingredients to achieve even lower costs. Such homemade air fresheners cost next to nothing, but are much better than any store-bought air fresheners.
Vinegar and baking soda are great room fresheners. Vinegar deodorizes, while baking soda absorbs odors. Essential oils also make effective air fresheners. You should mix several drops of Lavender oil, for example, with tap water. Then, shake the mixture up, and spray it into the air. You will get a nice flowery smell.
To make another homemade air freshener you will need items that you probably place in your garbage disposal any way: lemon, lime and orange peels. Fill a small saucepan and place the cut up peelings in it adding a couple inches of tap water. Place the pan on your stove on “low” heat. Pay close attention, refilling with water as necessary. Discard after two days. Your house will have a clean, citrus aroma.
If you want to get rid of nasty-smelling cooking odors, mix up a solution of apple cider vinegar and tap water (1:1). Dampen a dish towel with the solution and wave the towel around the air. The smell will be gone.