Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

by deborah on August 24, 2015 · 18 comments

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Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

Who doesn’t love a fresh, fragrant-smelling home!

A pleasant-smelling is a happy place to be but make sure to rethink how you tackle the stink.

Think twice before you grab some of the conventional aerosol air freshener sprays, candles and

plug-ins.

For good reasons…

Unfortunately, many commercial air fresheners are full of toxic chemicals that are bad for your health

as well as the health of the environment.

Instead, go green and make your own natural DIY air fresheners with a few easy alternatives.

I kicked those aerosol cans to the curb a long time ago and now I enjoy freshening the air in my home

by adding essential oils to my diffuser.

I love to freshen the air or get rid of unpleasant odors by diffusing lavender, peppermint or tea tree

essential oils, especially in the bathroom.

Here are more delicious ways to freshen or deodorize your home, naturally:

Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

Essential Oil Burner 

Mix 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil, such as Joy or Peace blend, and purified water in the

bowl provided, then place a tea light in the specified area, and light.

Bathroom Refresher

Add a few drops of Key Lime, Calming or Purification essential oils on a cotton ball and place behind toilet.

For Household Cooking Odors

Add a few drops of Clove, Cinnamon, Adoration, Peace or any citrus Essential Oil to a simmering pan

of purified water.

Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

All Purpose Home Air Freshener

Add Clove, Jasmine, Balance, Joy, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang or Sweet Orange to your diffuser.

And if you’re looking for a great diffuser, here’s one that I love!

Freshen the Fridge

When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot or Lemongrass essential oils

to the final rinse water.

Cigarette Smoke Remover Spray

Put 4 drops each of Rosemary, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus in a spray bottle with water.

Shake well before each use.

Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

Dispel Paint Fumes

Mix a 10 ml bottle of Peppermint oil into a gallon can of paint to help dispel the fumes.

Turn Your Furnace Filter Fan into a Freshener

Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the furnace filter then turn on the furnace fan to

fill your home with a wonderful aroma.

You can use Vanilla, Pine, Cypress, Hope, Cinnamon Bark or Cassia to lift spirits during the holidays.

Firewood Freshener

Pine, Frankincense, Sage and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oils.

Put 8-10 drops of Essential Oil on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting

the log on the fire. (Note: Do not drop Essential Oils on log while fire is burning).

Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

Candle Air Refreshener

Add aroma to a candle by placing a few drops of your favorite oil– i.e. 3 drops each of Sweet Orange

and Vanilla–into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.

(Note: Do not drop oil in candle while candle is lit).

Vacuum Cleaner Bag Trick

Put 5 drops of your favorite essential oil–such as Peppermint, Spearmint, Cassia, Purification or Pine–

on a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.

Geranium is great for getting rid of doggy odor.

Trash Can or Diaper Pail Pal

Place 1-3 drops of Four Thieves, Purification or Hope on a cotton ball and place on bottom of trash can

or diaper pail to cut back on odors and kills germs.

Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas

Natural Carpet Deodorizer

Add 5-10 drops of Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Calming or Harmony to a

box of baking soda.

Mix well and sprinkle over carpets.

Let sit for an hour or more and then vacuum.

Freshen Smelly Shoes

We all know how a smelly pair of shoes can “light up” a room!

Place a few drops of Geranium directly into shoes or place a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of

Lemon, Cleaning or Four Thieves into shoes to freshen them up.

Note: Some of the essential oils named above are from Young Living because I use them in my home.

Ready to Get Fresh?

Think twice before you grab conventional aerosol air fresheners.

Make your own safe and natural DIY air fresheners instead.

The infographic below features 9 more green and easy ways to freshen your home.

 Infographic source: Chadwicks
What are your favorite ways to freshen the air in your home naturally?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Marla August 25, 2015 at 8:06 am

Hi Deborah,
I love your ideas for air fresheners. Some of them I use and others I had never thought of like adding the essential oils to fire wood. I have been considering getting an infuser for a while now and I definitely getting on before winter. Sharing – pinned & twitted.

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deborah August 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Hi Marla,
I really love using the diffuser. It’s so easy to use! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it!

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Kimberly August 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Loving this! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

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deborah August 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Hi Kimberly,
I’m so delighted that you enjoyed this post. Thanks for pinning and tweeting! I appreciate it.

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Nancy Andres November 4, 2015 at 8:29 am

Wonderful ides for natural and eco-friendly air freshener. I’m pinning it to household tips. Great party Deborah. Nancy Andres @ http://www.nancyandreswriter.com

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