DIY:Make Your Own Essential Oil Air Fresheners, The Only Safe Way To Add Fragrance To Your Home and Body

Synthetic air fresheners are some of the most toxic substances you can expose yourself to.   The chemicals used in artificial fragrance have been linked to hormone disruption, endocrine system disruption, asthma and attention disorders.   The good news is they are easy to replace.  Save yourself time and money when you make your own air fresheners with Therapeutic food grade essential oils.  Since many of the oils are certified safe as food additives, you can be confident using them safely in your kitchen around foods, children and pets.  My favorite essential oils to use in a room spray are:Make your own air freshener

Lavender – spray your pillow at bedtime, freshen your bathroom, spray on sun-burned skin

Purifying essential oil blend – neutralizes odors from shoes, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.  Kills bacteria in the air and on soft surfaces like furniture.  Spray on the skin to soothe insect bites.

Cinnamon/Clove Immune Boosting essential oil blend – Create your own disinfecting spray powerful enough to kill bacteria in the kitchen and bathroom.  Replace harmful bleach (linked to cancer) with this spray.Use this spray to disinfect sinks, toilets, countertops and produce.

Watch this video to see how quick it is to make your own spray with ingredients you trust:

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7 Responses to DIY:Make Your Own Essential Oil Air Fresheners, The Only Safe Way To Add Fragrance To Your Home and Body

  1. Sarah Mackenzie-Dyck October 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I like the glass bottles you use to make the room spray. Where do you get them from? Thanks, Sarah

  2. SueP October 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    I get my glass spray bottles from They have a good selection of aromatherapy supplies and books.

  3. Paula D November 14, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    What type of soap do you use and where did you purchase it from?
    I have read to put alcohol instead of soap…have you ever tried that?

  4. Susan P November 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    These are great questions Paula. I get my Dr. Bronners Baby Mild Castile soap from a couple of sources, the Castile soap seems to be available more locally now, some grocery stores even carry it. It’s most likely a staple in many health food stores.

    I have made air freshener with a pure alcohol like Vodka instead of the water. Using water for your air freshener will be a much more economical option, I add a drop of soap to help the essential oils be emulsified (mixed into the water instead of just floating on the top). You could really use any liquid soap you have on hand since you only need 1 drop to do the job, but most liquid soaps are filled with chemicals, defeating your purpose to make a pure, natural air freshener.

    I would recommend investing in a bottle of Dr. Bronners Castile soap, we use it to wash little kids hair, bodies and even use it for dish soap and foaming hand soap. It might seem more expensive at first glance, but it is highly concentrated and only 1 tsp will lather up quite a bit, so don’t overuse it.

  5. Ali May 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Hi there,

    Do you know if these sprays are furniture safe? Kitty cats generally don’t like the smell of citrus, so I plan to make a room spray with essential lemon oil to spritz around the edges of the sofa.


  6. Susan P May 10, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    Hi Alice,
    Thanks for stopping by. Citrus essential oils are natural solvents and may begin to strip away furniture finish over time. Test the spray on a small area to see how it reacts. Diluted essential oils sprayed lightly shouldn’t be a problem. Use common sense and avoid heavy concentrations of oils on surfaces and always protect wood finishes from oil sprays. Hope that helps!


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