Now that warmer days are more frequent, it’s the perfect time to throw open your windows and change up that stuffy winter air. But between last autumn’s still rotting leaves and the odors of an awakening city, spring before May can sometimes smell a little funky. If you can’t wait for the scent of spring blossoms, here are some easy ways to bring it into your home:
Easy DIY Air Freshener
- Small wooden unpainted blocks
- Reusable Container
- Essential Oil or blend of your choice, such as Now Essential Oils Geranium Oil
Place your wooden blocks and enough oil to coat them into a container with a lid. Shake the container until the blocks are coated with oil. Leave them in the container overnight, and then use the same container with the lid off, or transfer the blocks into a decorative container. You can refresh the blocks with more oil whenever the scent has lessened.
Kid Safe Air Freshener
If you feel as though a set of wooden blocks sitting on a surface in your house is a little too much of an invitation to make a mess, try this enclosed version instead!
- Small glass jar with seal and screw top
- Sewing needle
- Craft paper
- Arm & Hammer baking soda
- Essential Oil or blend of your choice, such as Aromaforce Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Fill your glass jar with 1/2 cup of baking soda, then add 8 to 12 drops (depending on the size of the room you’ve chosen to freshen) of your chosen essential oil to it. Take your craft paper and outline the inner lid of the jar. Cut out the circle, and pierce it a handful of times with a needle. Place paper inside screw top ring, and tighten it onto the jar. Gently shake the baking soda and essential oil to mix. Done!
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