Chemical filled plug-ins, toxic air freshener sprays and candles filled with paraffin are just some of the ways people are trying to give their home a beautiful aroma-but in reality these store bought products contribute to the toxic load present in our homes and the environment in General. However, there are ways to make your home smell amazing by making your own all natural, cheap, wonderfully scented products such as reed diffusers, sprays, air freshener, candles, potpourri and more.
This article offers fantastic ideas that you can do for yourself at home. Plus, many of these ideas would make wonderful gifts for your loved ones!
Reed diffusers gently perfume the air but they can also be incredibly expensive and sometimes you can’t find Your scent like. However, they are so easy to make using just a few ingredients and a few dollars. Here’s how…
Reed diffuser bottle! The selection in the containers can be of different types, the decor of your home and your preferences. Here’s how…
– Reed diffuser bottle
– essential oils (like lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus)
– reeds or bamboo skewers
– To fill the reed diffuser bottle with water, add a few tablespoons of vodka and essential oils of your choice. To use the diet 12 drops essential oil to 1/4 Cup of water. Mix the ingredients together.
– Place one end of the reeds into the solution, allow to absorb and then reverse the reeds so that the opposite end is under water. You’ll need to rotate the reeds weekly.
Make Your Own Deodorizing Spray
The store to buy deodorant sprays should freshen up your home and fabrics – but it’s Packed full of toxic chemicals that are dangerous to our health. In addition, it can be very expensive.
It’s so simple to make that you will never have to buy it again.
– distilled water
– one teaspoon of baking soda
– 12 drops of essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, orange or whatever you prefer
– Add baking soda in a bowl, add essential oil and stir.
– Using a funnel, pour the baking soda into the spray bottle and add distilled water.
– Shake and spray! Easy and fun to make!
Make your home, apartment or office a positive place to be sometimes as simple as making it smell good. Scents can affect a person’s mood or work, as crazy as it sounds.
Studies on this topic show that by adding lemon fragrance for air conditioners or heaters in offices, makes the mind more alert, thus enhancing productivity. It makes sense why some consumers spend thousands of dollars on candles, oil diffusers, scent sprays and more.
A good brand that sells empty glass bottles for perfumes ValeryGlass.
However, you do not there to run to the store, if you want to make sure that your place smelling great. These simple DIY (Do It Yourself) projects are not only cheap, but they will leave your house smelling great in no time.
Here are 6 simple ways to refresh and surround yourself with the aroma and smells
1.) Lemon-Rosemary Simmer Pot
To make this simple mixture, all you need is: -a small stockpot -water -rosemary -1 lemon -Vanilla extract to fill the pot about 2/3 with water. Add 1 lemon (sliced) and a few sprigs of rosemary. Then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Let this mixture simmer all day, it will fill your room with a heavenly scent. You can use the same mixture for 2 days, but you want to change it then, otherwise it will smell a little weird.
2.) Scented Wood Blocks
Making scented wooden blocks easily. Just make sure you have: -wood blocks -scented oil or perfume -small paint brush. Either painting or spraying it to cover the wooden blocks in the oil/perfume. After covering them, you can even put them in a closed container with extra oil. Shake it to make sure they are covered. Let it sit in the oil overnight, so that all is absorbed. Then you’re done! You can even upgrade your wood blocks over time, simply adding more oil.
3.) Orange Peel Candles
You thought oranges were just for eating? Think again. You can make simple candles out of them (without losing the fetus). -An orange -knife-oil (canola, vegetable or olive) – the steps are simple, too.
1.) Start with cutting your orange in half.
2.) Take a knife and run it along the edges orange. This will loosen the fruit from the rind.
3.) Take a fork and scrape the inside of the orange. Be careful not to remove inside of the stem. It is a white sheet which lies in the center of the Orange. It is quite difficult, so just continue to scrape the fruit around it.
4.) After the inside of your orange is nice and clean, you can fill it three quarters of the way full with oil. Remember, you can use any oil of your choice.
5.) Allow the oil to sit in an orange about 45 minutes. It is important to let the oil sit and stalk orange (white sheet) will absorb it. This is what will help keep it burning well.
6.) After 45 minutes, you can try to cover your orange. You will need a candle light for this as a match or a lighter will not burn long enough to get the job done. Hold the lighter trunk and warm up the stalk. You will have to do this for 2-3 minutes.
7.) Let the barrel for a moment. It should be nice and brown/black at this moment. To the touch, it should feel dry now.
8.) To try the formation of the stem. It may take a few seconds. You should hear a little crackling and then the flame should take off on its own.
4.) Air Freshener Gel
If you love air fresheners but don’t want open flames in your home, this DIY air freshener gel may be just for you. You will need: -heat proof jars (for example, wine bottle, Mason jars) -4 packages of unflavored gelatin -food coloring -salt -essential oils/fragrance
1.) Clean and prepare jars. (This entire recipe filled up one pint jar, but you can use several smaller jars.)
2.) Add a few drops of coloring and approximately 30 drops of essential oil or fragrance (the more you add, the stronger it will be).
3.) Boil 1 Cup of water on the stove. Pour gelatin packets into the pot.
4.) Make sure to keep whisking or stuff a handful.
5.) Once dissolved, add 1 Cup cold water and 1 tablespoon salt. Stir it all up.
6.) Pour into prepared jars and stir.
7.) Let it sit for the night until, until the gel is.
8.) Time to decorate your scented gel jar any way you choose!
5.) DIY reed Diffusers
Oil diffusers are an easy way to fill your home with wonderful aroma without the use of heat or open flame. You don’t need much, either: -Vase-baby oil -Essential oil-bamboo skewers (or rattan diffusing sticks for better scent) -ribbon and washi tape (optional)
1.) Fill the vase with essential oil (as you want)
2.) Complete the remainder of the vase with baby oil
3.) Place washi tape at the end of the skewer and fold over (for decoration)
4.) Place the skewers in a vase and tie a ribbon around to finish it. The oil will penetrate into the room through the skewers. You’re done!
6.) Cinnamon Stick Candles
You might think all Martha Stewart crafts too intense to try yourself, but it’s so simple. -Candle, at least 3 inches in diameter-cinnamon sticks -floral shears -hot glue gun -dish or coaster
1.) Measure candle height; cut cinnamon sticks to size with floral shears. You’ll need about 20 lengths per candle.
2.) Run hot glue along cinnamon stick; secure it vertically to side of candle. (Use a low temperature setting to minimize melting)
3.) When the first stick is dry, glue the next stick tightly against it; repeat to cover the candle.
4.) Place the finished candle on a dish or stand. It will not only be beautiful, but you can also smell the nice cinnamon!
You’re free with a fresh smelling space, enveloping you and your friends… enjoy!