DIY: Homemade Air Freshener


An economical and environmentally friendly way to keep your home odor free and fresh. DIY Homemade Air Freshener with baking soda to absorbs odors, and essential oil to give a light pleasant fragrance.

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I don’t know about your house, but after having our house closed up all summer from all the record breaking heat, the air in our house could use a little “freshening up”.  I was able to throw open the windows for a few days last week and it felt great!! While I was cleaning out the refrigerator one afternoon and replacing the box of baking soda I though about how well that orange box keeps my fridge fresh.  Knowing what a great all natural deodorizer baking soda is, I decided to set some around the house. But the orange box doesn’t really go with my decor! So I grabbed a few canning jars I had lying around and dug thru my scrapbook paper and a few other supplies and had my own cute little air freshener in minutes!  Perfect for the bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, or any room that you want to keep fresh! supplies for Baking Soda Air Freshener at Supplies Needed to Make Homemade Air Freshener

  • ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda
  • scrapbook paper
  • spray paint, to match your paper or decor (optional)
  • scissors
  • pen
  • nail or thick needle

  DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener How to make Homemade Air Freshener:

  • Spray paint the outer “ring” lid
  • Use the disc shaped lid to trace on to your scrapbook paper, and cut out your circle.
  • Fill your jar 1/2 full of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, then add about 8-12 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • When the paint on the lid is dry, place the scrapbook paper inside the lid and screw onto jar.  Using the nail, poke several holes it the paper

Place around your home to enjoy!  Shake the jar gently every few days to revive the scent, and add more oil as needed.  

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The baking soda absorbs odors, and the essential oil gives a light pleasant smell.  A much more economical and environmentally friendly way to keep your home odor free and fresh. I plan to change them out with holiday themed papers and scents during Halloween and Christmas too!!   For now, I used Lavender in the bedroom to help sooth us to sleep and orange in the kitchen and bath, to energize us. I love all the great uses for baking soda! How about you? do you have any favorite ways to keep your home smelling fresh?

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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  11. Great idea! I use a baking soda-based deodorant that is similar, so I can’t wait to try a room deodorizer. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. Hi! Love this idea, thanks! I sprinkle baking soda (in an old spice bottle with a sifter cap) in my shoes before I wear them- no more smelly feet!

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  16. Going to try this when the weather cools and the doors and windows are shut. I can’t stand those plug in type fresheners. This sounds much more appealing.

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  20. How so very simple and economical. Thank you for this suggestion – I will definitely be using this in future. Bless you.

  21. Love this idea, but just wondering…since baking soda absorbs odors, does it actually absorb the essential oil scent too? Thanks!

  22. Thank you for a great tutorial. Shall make one for the bathroom and make a Christmas themed freshener.

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  24. I adore this idea. I use baking soda from time to time and what a lovely idea to put it in such beautiful jars with a touch of beautiful scent.

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