In order to keep the house clean and fresh, the air you breathe in should be too! Most use a purifier in your rooms or spray a fragrance to make their home smelling fresh. Although the key to a clean smelling home is to clean the source of any odors, sometimes it’s nice to add a fragrance after cleaning the house! Sometimes realtors will tell their clients to bake some cookies before a showing, so the house has a warm and inviting aroma. It helps add character to a home! However, many room fragrances include unnecessary toxins or chemicals to keep them contained in an aerosol can. And although essential oils are believed to help with aromatherapy, certain ones can be hazardous to pets or people in the home!

All you need are three different things to make your own air freshener:

  • Stove top
  • Pot with water
  • Fruit, herbs or anything else to boil in the water

After you fill your pot with water, set on your stove until it starts to boil with your ingredients inside. Once it reaches a boil, turn down to simmer for as long as you’d like. Leaving it on boil for too long may heat out the fragrance, while simmer will keep it flowing around your home.

Here’s some our our favorite combinations:

  1. Tropical Fragrance: Coconut pieces, pineapple extract and sugar.
  2. Warming Welcome Scent: Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon Sticks and whole cloves.
  3. Citrus Fragrance: Grapefruit peel, lemon juice and orange peel.
  4. Clean and Fresh: Fresh mint leaves, lemon juice and rosemary.

 

The possibilities are endless with these recipes and most ingredients can be found right in your kitchen! What was your favorite combination so far?