by Texas Homesteader ~
Years ago I did away with artificial scents in our home. Oh how I used to love those reed diffusers, plug-in room fresheners and scented candles!
But I decided those artificial scents just weren’t right for me or my family.
Recently I made a super-cute room freshener using a repurposed canning jar and leftover lace. So easy, so inexpensive and so pretty!
These days I’m more apt to use essential oils for room fresheners than a plastic-packaged plug-in delivering a sometimes overpowering artificial scent.
Whipping up this cute air freshener really couldn’t have been easier! And nothing to go into the trash. Oh how I love it!
I used the same leftover lace that I’d used to Frost The Window Glass in my guest bathroom. You can use whatever lace you have handy or leftover from other projects.
I also brought out a small wide-mouth canning jar with its ring, some baking soda and lavender-scented essential oil.
Making My Air Freshener
I filled the empty canning jar about 2/3 full with baking soda and added several drops of essential oil.
The quantity of essential oil used might vary for you depending upon the size of your jar, the quantity of your baking soda and how strong you wish the scent to be.
For me, it was about 20-30 drops but feel free to personalize it for yourself!
I stirred the baking soda until the essential oil was fully mixed in.
Assembling The Jar
Then I cut the lace remnant in a circle large enough to overlap the mouth of the jar as far as I wanted.
The circle of lace was then placed on top of the jar. I held it in place as I screwed the metal band on top to hold it all in place. Done & DONE!
When my room freshener was finished I placed it on the windowsill to lightly scent the room. The warmth of the sun coming through the window & hitting this jar gently intensified the scent – I loved it.
Can Use In Your Car Too!
Another great use – once when we spilled something in our car it began to smell, uuuhhhh, well kinda soured.
So after we cleaned the spill I placed this air freshener in one of our car’s cup holders for a few days.
The warmth inside the car (especially when it was parked in the sun) made the aroma in the car really nice. So I may make another one just for the car. Why not? The ingredients are so simple!
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