Spring is here! I am ready for some warmer weather (though I will miss my sweaters and boots.) It is time to change out the scents too! This week I made these fun DIY Gel Air Fresheners. I did these in Spring & Summer Scents. (I did a set for Winter. You can check it out here.)
These are actually super easy to make. These are a great handmade gift idea too. You can use almost any glass jar, so it is a great upcycle project. (I used old baby food jars.)
You can also use mason jars if you prefer.
What You Need:
4 Envelopes of Gelatin (1 Box or 1 oz)
1-2 Tablespoons of Salt
2 Cups Distilled Water
Essential Oil or Oil Fragrance
(Stir stick, Large Measuring Cup or bowl, whisk, pot)
Add the salt to 1 cup of distilled water and stir. Set aside.
Empty out all the gelatin envelopes into a small container. (You are going to need to work quickly when it is time to add the gelatin.)
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add gelatin. Whisk quickly until dissolved.
Add Gelatin mixture to the salt water mixture and stir.
Carefully fill the jars leaving some room at the top.
Add food coloring until desired color is achieved and then add the fragrance. How much is up to you. Stir well. Allow to sit out over night. (Do not cover.)
Cut the paper into circles sized appropriately for the jar lid.
Cover the edges of the jar in washi tape. Fold over towards the top.
Add your circle. You can use chalk or a chalk pen (like this one) if you want to write the name of the scent.
Pretty Mason Jar Lids
You will just need a pretty fabric or paper.
Cut the paper to fit and insert into the ring.
There you have it- very pretty and nicely scented gel air fresheners.
These air fresheners do not contain a preservative. The salt will help deter mold growth for a time, but not indefinitely. Be sure to use these right away and inspect often. You will want to toss them as soon as you see any sign of decay.
These are NOT edible so be sure to keep out of reach of pets and children.
You may also want to check out this homemade air freshener tutorial. This version uses baking soda.
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