Make Your Own Natural Air Freshener Spray

Make Your Own Natural Air Freshener

Strong smells and chemicals have always been a problem for myself and my hubby. He will actually get a headache from some strong smells, so I have always tried to avoid them.

I really like to have lightly scented candles and natural potpourri sitting around to “scent” the air, but I have been wanting to replace “spray” air fresheners for a long time because of the chemicals they use in them. (Who even knows what is in them!?)

My latest experiment involves Witch Hazel instead of Isopropyl Alcohol which is what I used first. Some recipes call for wood grain alcohol or vodka as well. I switched because the Witch Hazel has a lower amount of alcohol in it and I don’t have to worry as much about the spray damaging any wood furniture or cabinets that it might touch.

This simple recipe is working great:

Natural Air Freshener Spray

Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Essential Oils, 2 oz spray bottle

Directions: fill the spray bottle with the Witch Hazel and then add the essential oil drops. I used about 30 drops of Aura Cacia’s Lavender essential oil for a lavender-scented spray and around 20 drops of peppermint for a peppermint scented one.

Add the liquid before you add your oils- the concentrated oils sometimes can react with the plastic.

Both of the sprays I made have a refreshing, clean smell and I don’t have to worry about what else might be in them!

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Stay tuned for another post in the near future about natural room fresheners such as herbal potpourri!


Hi - I am Merit, copywriter/editor and owner of Creative Social Media Services. I edit The Homeschool Journal, and the online news outlet, Homeschool-ology. I am formerly a classroom teacher and currently a Home Educator. I serve as President of Friends of the Davie County Public Library, 501 c.3 , and I am the adult adviser for several youth led organizations. My family's lifestyle includes lots of creativity. We enjoy natural and simple living, organic gardening, reading, art, all kinds of music, and french foil fencing.

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4 comments on “Make Your Own Natural Air Freshener Spray
  1. motaz aln says:

    There are some awesome ideas here! Nice info.


  2. I’m so glad you shared this. I’ve been using a citrus spray that is, supposedly, natural, but I’d rather make my own and know for sure. What a simple idea!


    • Merit K says:

      I am glad you want to try this, Pam. I use a natural citrus spray too, and I personally love it, but it gives some of the members of my family a headache , so I use it sparingly and only when they are not around. I would love to hear how it works for you!


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