Did you know you can make your own room, fabric, and linen deodorizer spray at home? Today, I have a recipe for you of a homemade air freshener with essential oils. This is a deodorizing spray product that you can feel good about. It contains only three natural ingredients, including essential oils with odor elimination and air-purifying properties!
A couple of weeks ago, I purchased my first Thieves® Home Cleaning Kit, which includes a set of 5 popular essential oils to make home cleaners. One of the oils I have been the most excited about is the Purification ® blend. This blend is a mix of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree essential oils. No wonder is defined as the ultimate weapon for odor elimination.
In an effort to keep my home cleaning as chemical-free as possible, I have been leaning towards making as homemade cleaners with natural ingredients, including essential oils. My first try was a countertop cleaner, and today I am sharing this easy recipe for a room deodorizer made with Purification ® essential oil.
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Can You Use Essential Oils to clean the air?
While the answer to that question is debatable, the short answer is yes. Yes, you can use essential oils for odor elimination and clean the air in your home.
The majority of essential oils have antiviral, anti-fungal, and even anti-bacterial properties. When diffused or dispersed in the air, essential oils can clean the air by eliminating odor-producing bacteria.
This is the main reason why I chose to use Purification ® essential oil to make this air freshener. Purification® is a combination of air-purifying essential oils with a rich lemony scent. I added peppermint essential oil for its invigorating and refreshing aroma.
Related: 20 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil
Some characteristics of the Purification ® essential oil are:
- Produces a clean, invigorating aroma
- Clears the air of unwanted odors
- Freshens musty and stale areas with its lively scent
- Contains Lavandin, an ingredient that helps clean and purify the air
How to Make Air Freshener with Essential Oils
This air freshener recipe is easy to make, and it almost does not justify a step by step picture process. However, I would like to walk you through the process with these pictures. It is important to know in what order you should add the ingredients.
Here is what’s inside this DIY air freshener:
- Distilled Water – using distilled water is not strictly necessary. They recommend using distilled water with essential oils, to prevent contamination from impurities found in tap water. Filtered water, works as well.
- Essential Oils – you can use the essential oils of your preference. This recipe includes the Purification® blend which has air-purifying and odor-elimination properties. I added peppermint essential oil for a ‘pick me up’ feel.
- Witch Hazel – this ingredient acts as an emulsifier to help blend the oils with the water. You can substitute the same amount of witch hazel with rubbing alcohol.
Ingredients and Supplies
- 1 1/2 cups of distilled water
- 1/2 cup of Witch Hazel
- 15 drops of Purification® essential oil
- 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 16 oz amber glass spray bottle
- Liquid measuring cup
In the liquid measuring cup, pour 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) of distilled water. With the help of a funnel, transfer the distilled water to the empty spray bottle.
After pouring the distilled water inside the spray bottle, pour 1/2 cup (4 oz) of witch hazel in the measuring cup. Do not transfer to the spray bottle yet.
Add 15 drops of each essential oil (Purification ® and Peppermint) to the witch hazel. The oils will emulsify with the witch hazel. Now, you can transfer this mixture to the spray bottle.
Cover the spray bottle and shake vigorously. Your homemade air freshener is ready to use!
You can Refresh Your Linens too
The ingredients and essential oils used in this homemade air freshener make it also suitable to use for refreshing linens and fabrics. Using distilled water is best because tap water contains minerals that can spot your linens and fabrics.
I like to spray my bedding and pillows every morning when I make my bed. This fabric and linen spray is also great for giving your mattress a quick refresh on the day you are changing your sheets. You can use this deodorizing spray on couches, decorative pillows, curtains, and even area rugs and carpets.