Homemade Air Freshener

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Here is an easy DIY project- Homemade Air Freshener!  I wanted to re-post this. I made the jar above back in November of 2012 and I found it today and it still smells lovely!

Homemade Air Freshener

What you will need:

Canning Jar, any size

Fabric or Scrapbook Paper

Baking Soda

Essential oil or Fragrance Oil

(Scissors, Pen, Needle)


Cut your fabric into a square or circle. I cut the fabric slightly larger than the lid because I like the edges to slightly drape over the jar.

(If you are using scrapbook paper use the disc part of the lid to trace on to your scrapbook paper, and cut out your circle)

Pour Baking Soda into your jar (about 1/2 full)

Next add about 10-20 drops of your favorite essential/ fragrance oil

Place the fabric or scrapbook paper inside the lid and screw it onto the jar. Using a large needle, carefully poke several holes it the fabric or paper

Gently shake the jar every few days to refresh the scent and add more oil as needed.

The baking soda naturally absorbs odors while the essential oil gives off a  light pleasant scent. It is frugal and also much cuter than most air fresheners!

You can change the fabric and paper depending on your decor or the Season.

(Remember, this DIY project should be done by an adult and keep out of reach of small children)


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    • says

      Thanks so much Jennifer. I should look up more essential oil projects. (Great excuse to get back on Pinterest…though I don’t really need an excuse. :)) Have a wonderful evening! -Jessica

  1. Janet Olson says

    Thanks for sharing this. We need air fresheners but I really don’t like sprays. Cute, too.I found you from Wonderful Wednesday.

    • says

      Hi Janet! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It was a fun project…honestly I need to make more…one more thing on my never-ending “to-do” list. 🙂 I hope you have a great evening! -Jessica

  2. says

    Very cool idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  3. says

    What a simple but great idea!! And cheap, too, if you already have both the baking soda and oil. 🙂 I’m going to be doing this for my laundry room! Those cloth diapers can really stink. 🙂 Visiting from Say G’day Saturday! 🙂 Pinning!

    • says

      Hi Amanda! Thank you. It would be perfect in a laundry room! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment (…and for pinning too). Have a great weekend. -Jessica

  4. says

    Love this! So did many of our blog hop guests. This post is featured as one of the very popular posts at this week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Please stop by!!! 🙂

  5. says

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I loved this post so much that I chose it to be featured for this weeks party. 🙂 Go grab a button you deserve it!

  6. Basmah says

    This looks so great! I am very new to buying fabric, is there a specific type that is more “breathable” than others?

  7. MARY says

    did i do it again ? the 1919 email is correct so sorry for my craziness lol if u didnt get my first 2 messages due 2 wrong email plz let me know and I will comment again. Mary

  8. Jean says

    I did this, but I just put it in some pretty opaque vases that have narrow openings on top. It would work in the bottom of vases that hold dried or silk flowers, too.

    • says

      Thanks Kathie. That is a great question! I don’t know why it doesn’t adsorb the smell of the oil…my guess is because maybe the molecules of the oil are too large/dense? to be absorbed by the baking soda. That is just a guess from a person who barely survived chemistry class. 🙂 -Jessica

  9. Ima says

    Just want to clarify that the screw on part of the Mason jar top is known as the “ring” and the flat disc with the rubber seal is actually called the “lid”. I have been canning with Mason for over 60 years and just feel the need to set the record straight. Yep, old gals love Pintrest too!!😊. Your scent jar is a cute idea!

  10. Debbie says

    I did this in baby food jar then poked holes in the lid put in my car because I have a friend who smokes this helps some thanks for the idea

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