Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Summer DIY-Homemade Air Freshener

The hot season is coming to an end and I've got to to say... I'm quite eager!
This summer was a non-stop rollercoaster of little and big adventures with the people I love,
but autumn brings so much to look forward to!
Cinnamon, pumpkins, scarves, warm colours in nature and in my wardrobe, spicy chai tea, soup, kicking fallen leaves, apple picking, apple cider, an excuse to start wearing toques, jackets.
I cannot wait!
BUT, I can't miss out on sharing some little projects I've done this wonderful summer.

Homemade Air Freshener/Room Deodorizer

I got this idea from a blog called Secondhand Sundays that I really enjoy reading.
I thought it would be a great idea since my room started smelling a little weird after leaving the door closed all day with the heat collecting inside.

    Supplies: a small glass jar, baking soda, essential oil of your choice, cheesecloth & a ribbon
    (I couldn't find any cheesecloth for the life of me so I used a laundry bag instead)

Add about 1/4 cup baking soda to jar and about 10 drops of your essential oil.
 Mash up the baking soda that has clumped up with a fork until smooth again.

Cut two squares of cheesecloth (or laundry bag)

Lay on top of one another. 
You especially want to cross them so there are less holes if you are using a laundry bag.

Tie your cute ribbon of choice around the rim of the jar & trim away harsh edges of cloth.


How cute is that?

As mentioned in the title, this little creation does smell very strong at first, making it an air freshener as well but as the days go by you won't notice it as much anymore and it will mostly just capture gross smells in your air.
Add more essential oils & breaking powder as you see fit, don't forget to de-clump it! 

Hope you enjoyed!
M xo

P.S. Thank you Melanie @ This Tiny Burrow for lending me your baby Pentax! 
Go check out her blog, she's an awesome photographer (: