Making you own air freshener is a great way to help your home smell great, save money, and make sure your air freshener is free from harsh chemicals. This homemade citrus spray air freshener with essential oils, is a great way to refresh your home in just a few easy steps.
How to Make This DIY Citrus Spray Air Freshener
The smell of citrus never gets old. Aside from all of the amazing immunity benefits citrus fruits have to offer, they always, and I mean always, smell good. The smell of citrus is delicious and refreshing and it covers up a host of other smells. Whenever I need a room “freshened” up, I grab this awesome citrus spray! The best part is that this is incredibly simple to make.
Starting with Essential Oils
You can use any citrus essential oil you prefer. I like to use a mix of oils. In this recipe I use orange oil, lime oil and lemon oil. I think it offers such a great scent. Feel free to use whatever oils you like, but make sure that the oils you use are 100% essential oil. I purchase my essential oils from Simply Earth. They offer high quality oils at reasonable prices.
The Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils
Citrus essential oils are known as mood lifting, one of the main reasons I love using it as an air freshener. Other benefits include: antioxidant protection, immunity support, eliminates germs, helps ease anxiety and supports respiratory health. These many reasons to choose citrus.
Essential Oil Tips
Essential oils are easy to use, however, it’s always important to practice caution. Some essential oils can be harmful if they come into direct contact with the skin, and some can cause allergies. Be aware and research each oil before using.
Essential oils should only be used in glass containers, as high grade oils will leech into plastic and break it down. Therefore, you will need to use a glass spray bottle. You can find them online for pretty a good price, plus they look nice too!
When using oils you always need a carrier agent. For this recipe, we use rubbing alcohol. Unflavored vodka can also be an option, although I think it’s more expensive. This allows to oil to bind, or “stick,” to the alcohol so that it doesn’t simply float on top of the water.
The rest of the liquid is distilled water. Using distilled water helps in that it prevents the buildup of minerals in the spray bottle.
What You’ll Need for The Recipe:
- One 4oz glass spray bottle
- 10 drops of orange essential oil
- 10 drops of lime essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 Tablespoon of alcohol (either rubbing alcohol or unflavored vodka)
- Distilled water
How to Mix the Air Freshener
Pour alcohol into your spray bottle. Drop 10 drops of each citrus essential oil into the spray bottle. Screw on top and shake to mix. The alcohol serves as the “carrier oil” in this case and will evaporate when you spray it. Then, re-open the bottle and add the distilled water until the bottle is full.
SAVE THIS FOR LATER