Homemade Natural Air Freshening Spray

Our house is a home full of love.  Our home filled with love has been created by my husband and I, our five kids and our many, many critters.  All of this love can stink at times.  When our home begins to smell a bit too funky, stale, or downright stinky I enjoy spraying my homemade air freshening spray to eliminate the unpleasant and sometimes downright nasty odors that can occur.

When our air is not as fresh as I prefer homemade air freshening spray is very welcome and at times very necessary!  I enjoy having a home that smells fresh but I refuse to use chemical filled store-bought air fresheners such as Febreze.   I have found that making my own air freshening spray works just as well as any store-bought alternative and I can custom make it to whatever fragrance I desire.

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To avoid all of the nasty chemicals I make my own homemade natural air freshening spray.  By making my own air freshener I am able to keep the chemicals out of our home and keep our money in our bank account.  This spray works well, really it does.  Our home is filled with 5 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 bunny, 3 gerbils, 3 lizards, and plenty of fish…I make this often!

This recipe for air freshener uses only three ingredients AND you probably have these ingredients in your home right now.  To make your own air freshening spray you need vinegar, water, and an essential oil of your choice.  I change-up the scent of my spray every batch.  I have used grapefruit, orange, lemon, cinnamon, lavender, and many more.  Choose a natural fragrance that you enjoy and whip up a batch!

Homemade Air Freshening Spray

Recipe for homemade natural air freshening spray:

3 cups of water

1 cup of vinegar

30 drops of pure essential oils

Mix these three ingredient up and in a spray bottle and spray away!  You now have homemade air freshening spray without all of the chemicals of the store-bought varieties and you saved money.  Making your own air freshening spray is a win win in my opinion.

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16 thoughts on “Homemade Natural Air Freshening Spray

  1. Diane says:

    Have you came across any natural furniture polish? I see Howards brand has some natural options, has anyone tried these? I have also read to use Olive oil and I think it was lemon, Kind of scared of doing that on Fine furniture. IF anyone has please let me know. THANKS Diane

  2. Jett says:

    I’m thinking about mixing a little bit of vanilla extract with the rest of the recipe. I love the smell of vanilla, and it’s strong so I wouldn’t need too much of it, but I’m wondering about the taste. Since sometimes you taste the air freshener, I’m afraid that it could get in my rabbit’s food or something along the lines of that and irritate or even hurt her? Just thinking out loud for the most part here, haha.

  3. Lisa says:

    “5 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 bunny, 3 gerbils, 3 lizards, and plenty of fish” – I’m not sure how you find time to blog, but thanks for the recipe! I use something very similar, plus detergent or liquid soap, for my all-purpose cleaner. My favorite scents for deodorizing include lemon, lavender and spearmint.

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  5. Min says:

    Hey…. How long does the vinegar smell last? My room smells like vinegar and i hate the vinegar smell……

  6. Hollie Tartaglia Chapman says:

    I know thia is an older post….but still gonna hope for a response. I have seen some blogs about making air freshener , perfumes and the like using vanilla extract. I also have heard vanilla extract is NOT good to use in the skin. So in your opinion, would you use it as air freshener or body spray?

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