Homemade Air Freshener Recipes are super simple and quick to make.

Our 13 Homemade Air Freshener Recipes include the car, bathroom, clothes, closets, pets, furniture, kitchen, cigarette smoke and more. We also include a supplies list and where to find the best ingredients.

DIY Air Freshener Sprays are Better Than Store Bought:

According to a study by NRDC,

Americans spend $1.72 billion on air fresheners.  These product are not regulated enough.  They do not have to meet any standards and they are not tested for harmful chemicals.  

In fact, these companies get away with marketing products as “natural” when they aren’t.  

This is a widespread problem and no one is doing anything about it.  Why?  You might ask?  I do too! 

NRDC tested 14 different brands of common household air fresheners and found that 12 contained the hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates. 

On the flip side of that, you can easily make your own DIY Air Freshener in minutes that will not only smell good, purify your air, boost your mood but can give you other health benefits such as ease congestion, build immune, improve focus and much more.

 

Supplies for Making Homemade Air Fresheners

Water – Filtered or distilled.

Essential Oils style=”font-weight: 400;”> – this is definitely the main ingredient.  I’ll give you my favorites below but feel free to mix n match.  

Alcohol – I use a bit of vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel to my sprays because they help the essential oils and water to mix more thoroughly.  It also helps the homemade air freshener dry faster. You could omit it if you like, but I really think it results in a better end product. 

Continuous Spray Bottles – my favorite bottle to use is this one, a continuous spray bottle. But,  a simple glass spray bottle like this one works as well and I like to keep them on hand for these recipes as well  DIY Sun Spray Recipes or All Purpose Garden Spray).

Diffuser – You can also cleanse the air with a diffuser.  Get a quality diffuser at wholesale prices here.

 

Where to Get Essential Oils

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How to Make DIY Air Fresheners: 

  1. Use one of the recipes below as a starting point, but don’t be afraid to mix-and-match essential oils depending on your need or supply. 
  2. Pour all ingredients directly into the sprayer.
  3. Shake well and enjoy.  You’ll need to shake the bottle before each use to mix the oil with the water.  

Homemade Air Freshener Recipes

13 Homemade Air Freshener Recipes

 

Homemade Air Freshener for the Bathroom 

Homemade Air Freshener for the Car 

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops wintergreen essential oil

Homemade Air Freshener for the Pets

Homemade Air Freshener for Clothes 

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

    Happy Homesteader Air Freshener 

    • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
    • 5 drops lemon essential oil
    • 5 drops orange essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for the Holidays

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract
      • 15 drops Frankincense oil
      • 15 drops Grapefruit oil
      • 5 drops Douglas Fir oi

    Homemade Air Freshener for Concentration

    This is my go-to blend when I’m working from home or we’re doing homeschool and need help staying on task.

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
      • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
      • 10 drops rosemary essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for Sleep

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
      • 10 drops lavender essential oil
      • 5 drops chamomile essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for Furniture 

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
      • 10 drops orange essential oil
      • 10 drops rosemary essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for the Kitchen 

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
      • 10 drops orange essential oil
      • 10 drops clove essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for the Closet

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
      • 10 drops lavender essential oil
      • 10 drops vetiver essential oil

    Homemade Air Freshener for Cigarette Smoke

      • 3/4 cup water
      • 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or witch hazel
      • 10 drops lemon essential oil
      • 10 drops purifying essential oil

    Air Freshener Diffuser Recipes

    Looking for some diffuser blends to help you purify the air in your home? Maybe you want to get rid of funky smells coming from the kitchen. Perhaps you are tired of the musty aroma that follows the kids into the house after soccer practice. Or maybe you find yourself in a stuffy hotel room and want to use essential oils to refresh the air. No matter where you are, you can purify the air using essential oils by making your own diffuser blend. For a few ideas, check out the essential oil diffuser blends below.  You’ll add these recipes to your water based diffuser.

     

    2 drops Eucalyptus oil

    2 drops Lemon oil

    1 drop Thyme oil

    2 drops Tea Tree oil

    2 drops Arborvitae oil

    1 drop Marjoram oil

    … 

    3 drops Lemon oil

    3 drops Green Mandarin oil

    2 drops Juniper Berry oil

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    The Eyerly Family is a tight knit family from Texas. Married for 10 years Dane and Deena are the parents to six awesome kids! In 2021 the Eyerly's are leaving normal life behind to travel full-time throughout the United States in their Double Decker Bus which has been converted to a tiny home. They've been featured in Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Style, Medium, and Latestly. Learn more about The Eyerly's here.

    1 Comment

    1. Sandra Underwood

      Thank you so much Tracy, I just found this today, wow, what a find!