How to Make a Baking Soda Air Freshener
How to Make a Baking Soda Air Freshener
Baking soda has plenty of uses around the house, but it's probably most effective as an odor absorber. That's why it's the ideal ingredient for healthy, eco-friendly, budget-friendly air fresheners. Whether you want a spray air freshener for the entire house, a tabletop air freshener for a specific room, or an air freshener for a smelly carpet, baking soda can get the job done. You just have to mix it with the right ingredients to maximize its benefits.
Combine the baking soda and essential oil.
Add 1 tablespoon (14 g) of baking soda to a small bowl or dish. Mix 5 to 6 drops of an essential oil into the baking soda with a spoon until they are well combined.
You don’t necessarily have to add an essential oil to the air freshener. The baking soda will absorb odors to help freshen the air on its own. However, adding the essential oil will allow the freshener to give off a pleasant scent too.
Use your favorite essential oil to scent the air freshener. If you want to get creative, you can even mix two or more oils to create a custom scent. Lavender, chamomile, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils are all good options.
Pour the baking soda mixture into an empty spray bottle.
When the baking soda and oil are well mixed, transfer the mixture to an clean, empty spray bottle. Don’t try to pour it directly from the bowl, though, or you may make a mess. Use a spoon to carefully add the powder to the bottle.
If you have small funnel, you may want to use it to pour the baking soda mixture into the bottle. It will keep the mixture from flying everywhere as you pour.
Add enough water to the baking soda to fill the bottle and shake well.
Once you’ve transferred the baking soda mixture to the spray bottle, add enough water to fill the bottle. Shake the bottle well to fully combine the water and baking soda mixture.
Be sure to use distilled water for the air freshener.

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