Brew Up Homemade Air Fresheners for Your Georgia Kitchen

Easy Homemade Air Freshener RecipesWhile most of the smells that come from your kitchen in Buford are of the delicious variety, especially in this season of homemade pies and deliciously spiced meals, there are times when your kitchen emits some not-so-pleasant odors.  Whether you cooked a pungent fish dinner or left the trash for too long, having a smelly kitchen is undesirable and sometimes a little embarrassing.

When you have an odoriferous kitchen, air fresheners are there to come to the rescue.  While you can buy a variety of air fresheners, it’s also very easy to make your own customized air freshener at home.  Homemade air freshener also makes for a great favor to give away at a Halloween party; just add fall-themed scent and a spooky potion name written on aged paper.  For now, though, put on your best witch’s hat and fire up your cauldron to make these three simple air fresheners for your kitchen.

Baking Soda and Essential Oil

This is the simplest air freshener recipe, requiring a mason jar with a ring lid, cheesecloth, some baking soda, and the essential oil of your choice.  Mix the baking soda and oil, place it in the jar, and close the ring lid around the cheesecloth.

Homemade Gel Air Freshener

Homemade gel air freshener requires unsweetened and unflavored gelatin, which you mix with essential oil and food coloring in a jar.  It’s a great air freshener for people with allergies.

Homemade Spray Air Freshener

Spray air freshener is extremely easy; just mix either gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol with water and essential oil and put it into a spray bottle.

Homemade Baked Goods

Of course, replacing a foul kitchen odor with the delicious smell of baking cookies or pie is always an option.  All you need is your baking ingredients and an energy-efficient luxury oven, and your home will smell amazing in no time.  The other advantage to this method is the side effect of having tasty desserts when you’re done!

How do you keep your kitchen smelling fresh and inviting?  Share your tips with us in the comments or on our Facebook page; we’d love to hear from you!

 

Photo via Roger H. Goun

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