Pinterest-Inspired DIY Air Freshener - xoxo Rebecca

Pinterest-Inspired DIY Air Freshener

So click HERE to add me because I'm totally obsessed with this site now and love looking through all the things. I wish I would have been into this site sooner then just now. 
I've had an account for a while but never did anything with it. Now, I can't stop! It's been what I've been doing now instead of blogging lately.

 So I found a few things that I decided why not try? And so I did!

This first one I don't have a photo of because it kind of is just self explanatory. So I'll use the photo that I got the idea from. My husband tried this the other night and guess what?
Photo Source NedHardy.com
So we did this and it seemed to be pretty true. It worked. However, my husband found the batteries and foil kept slipping so I think just a piece of tape to hold them in place will do the trick. But this was an awesome idea. No more searching for AA batteries or going out and buying any. A very genius trick I must say.

So then I decided I wanted to take a project I found on Pinterest and give it a shot of my own. And so I did. I found this simple DIY Home Air Freshener tutorial from this site I pinned and tried it out myself. Here's how it turned out for me:

 The site I got the idea from used a glass jar but I just used a small plastic rubbermaid container and no lid. You can add a lid, foil, fabric, etc if you choose and just poke holes to release the scent. I just kept mine opened.

You will need the following items to make this:
  • Baking Soda {I got mine from the dollar store and all they had was the freezer box kind and I just opened it up to scoop it out}
  • Fragrant Oil {I used Cinnamon Bun Heaven from Bath & Body Works}
  • Small container
Scoop the baking soda and fill container about 1/4th to 1/2 full
Next is to take your fragrance and add some drops right into the baking soda. The original post on Pinterest called for about 8-10 drops. I added a bunch more. I can't tell you how many, but I used about 1/4th of the bottle. Give it that extra scent!
As you can see, I used many, many drops of oil and this is what it looked like.
The next step is super easy, I let my five year old do it for me. Just take a spoon and stir the contents together until well mixed and blended. You will then be able to really start smelling the fragrance come out.
And then that is it! The end result looks like baking soda again. And I just put mine up first in the living room to test it out. We had to leave the house for about an hour for an errand. When we returned, the house smelled amazing. Like cinnamon buns.
So then I took it into the bedroom to test out since there was an odd smell in there. And sure enough, within minutes of leaving the room and coming back, the smell was gone and the cinnamon bun smell had taken over.
So I placed it back in the living room by our front door on an end table and you can really smell it. It makes it smell really nice in here. So I decided to make another one for the bedroom. However, this time, I used another scent from Bath & Body Works. Now the bedroom smells like melon!

This project was a success and so simple, easy, kid friendly, and cheap to do. I already had the oils, I just needed to purchase the dollar box of baking soda. And every now and then, I just give it a bit of a shake to renew the fragrance and voila!

So much better then the toxic chemical air fresheners that cost a ton of money and don't seem to last but one day then you don't notice the scent again. So if you have done this or have done one similar, I would love to hear your take on how it turned out. This one was a success and worked. I was a bit skeptical at first I must admit but was proven wrong.

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xoxo Rebecca