Zero waste air freshener is so easy to make. It will literally take you not even 5 minutes to whip up. Plus, it smells so nice. I personally love the smell of citrus – it boosts my energy and is powerful enough to override icky smells. That’s why I decided to make this citrus room spray. This DIY air freshener will brighten any room, without causing a coughing or sneezing fit.
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Zero Waste Air Freshener
- Water (as much as you need to fill your spray bottle – distilled or tap works fine)
- 25 to 35 drops of orange essential oil (small glass jar – find it at your local health food store)
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil (health food store or Targets should carry this)
Note on spray bottle: I used a small glass spray bottle for this. It housed lavender toner in it previously, so I figured it would be nice to reuse it when it emptied. You can use any size spray bottle you like. It’s okay if it’s plastic – just use what you have to prevent it from going to landfill.
- Add the essential oils to the bottle first, then fill your bottle with water using a funnel. Make sure to screw the top back on the glass bottle and secure it tightly afterwards.
- Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients together. You’ll want to shake it every time before use for best results. The solution can separate a bit between uses, but that’s perfectly normal.
- Spray around the room as needed. I usually spray about 5 times for the best results.
Using citrus room spray
Just spray it in the area of your choice. I like to spritz it at least 5 times, but you can figure out a number that works for you.
Here are some places I use this zero waste air freshener:
- Living room
- Someone else’s bathroom
- Wardrobe (to freshen linens)
You can even spritz some of this zero waste air freshener in your wardrobe to freshen up your linens. Just make sure you don’t overdo it and make them damp.
It also lingers for a decent amount of time, which is honestly great. I was worried it would disappear quickly, but adding the amount of essential oil I did helped make it extra potent.
And guess what? It’s never overpowering. Doesn’t make me want to hold my breath and run out of the room, that’s for sure.
I might want to label it, just so no one mistakes it for anything it’s not. Perhaps I’ll write ‘zero waste air freshener’ on it with permanent market, or something.
Will you be giving this citrus room spray a shot? What’s your favorite zero waste air freshener?
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