Got a stinky gym bag? Living room need some refreshing? Already have some essential oils lying around? Perfect! Below are 3 recipes for all natural, green, odor busters that are sure to freshen up any fabric or air space. Even if you don’t already have these ingredients in your cabinet, we highly recommend purchasing them, as they can be used for multiple purposes. Essential oils have also been found to benefit the mind and body making these ingredients truly versitle.
But first: get that apartment CLEAN!
LEMON + CLOVE AIR FRESHENER SPRAY
Perfect for any time a room needs a little freshening up. The lemon and clove is great warm scent for fall, but you can use your favorite essential oils too – get creative!
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vodka (or rubbing alcohol) – vodka is odorless and evaporates quicker
5 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray 2-3 sprays in any room that needs a little freshening.
LEMON + PEPPERMINT GARBAGE CAN FRESHENING TABLETS
This concoction works great in the bottom of garbage cans and diaper pails. Place one or two anywhere a little odor absorption is necessary. Toss when odors aren’t being absorbed any longer.
1/2cup baking soda
1/3 cup Epsom salt
About 1/4 cup water
10 drops of your favorite essential oils
Ice cube trays
Combine the ingredients and make a dry paste and spoon a tablespoon at a time in each compartment. Don’t fill to the top because the mixture will expand a bit. Allow to dry out completely overnight and/or in the sun. Once the tablets have hardened, carefully turn the tray over onto a clean surface. Place 1-2 in a garbage can – it should last at least 2 weeks. Store tablets in an airtight container for 3 months
CITRUS + TEA TREE FABRIC SANITIZER SPRAY
If you need to sanitize/freshen a pillow or a pair of shoes, this spray will become a new favorite.
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
2 drops citrus essential oil
4 drops tea trea (melaleuca) oil
Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on shoes and fabric to freshen – let dry completely before using. If you are concerned about water on fabric, test in an inconspicuous area first.