DIY Air Freshener


Introduction: DIY Air Freshener

after using up my 5 dollar bottle of Febreeze in a week got me thinkig how i can my own air deodeorizer. Trust me, this does the drink

Step 1: What You Need

you will need:

85 percent warm water water
5 - 20 percent of your best smelling filtered vodka. (mix around with it)
little bit of cinnamon extract
and some salt
and some !!COLD!! corn oil

Step 2: Time to Mix Around With It

start boiling the water

gradually stir in the vodka, cinnamon, salt, and corn oil. Using a grater. make little soap shaving into the warm water. wait until they dissolve

pour into bottle and spray over fabrics !!!not silk , leather, or anything valuable!!!

this may not smell the greatest, BUT it kills bacteria and such. Try it out!



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    Just for everyones info,,recent research shows Febreeze to be HARMFUL to our brains---I just dumped 2 unused bootles down the drain (city sewer system) do you own research/googling--Febreeze SUCKS big time!!

    Adding any kind of heat to alcohol will cause it to evaporate and just leave resins. And on top of that, for anything to be disinfected by alcohol it needs to be submerged in it for at least 60 minutes.

    Air DEORORIZER... suppose to DEODORIZE the air.. meaning NONE WHATSOEVER of a smell.

    well for all that work mixing it up i'll just buy the product! my time is money too. but interesting to read and all the comments. Love instructables.

    instead of vodka, why not use cheaper isopropyl alchohol? It's also called rubbing alcohol.

    I say screw the fabreeze drink the vodka and clean my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, i know alcohol is an anitseptic, but IMHO at way higher concentrations... That's y I asked ;) But if it works, I'll have to try this... BasketCase: alcohol works because its amphiphile, which means it's lipophile AND hydrophile... which makes it a good solvent. And vodka works great because it doesn't stink as much (thats why pilots and doctors prefer to drink vodka while working and not whiskey ;) )

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    Oh, and because (at least good) vodka has a very high percentage of ethanol compared to uncleaner alcohols... (which also means the stuff you clean with it doesn't get that much of a hangover... ;) )

    Vodka does work. I really don't know the specifics on how it works, but I've been in some professional theatre productions and they use vodka on costumes and such.

    i cant drink vodka since im only 12 (yeah i know) and yes the alcohol does kill the bacteria and such

    Hrm... does this really kill "bacteria and such" ? I mean... there's hardly any alcohol left in that mixture... Or is the alcohol not the part that should kill stuff !? I always thought alcohol kills... or was it smoking... Yes, start to smoke and you also won't notice your stuff smells... And as Nicotine is a great Insect Poison, you have that advantage, too ;)

    if you use febreze it can leave "rings" where it dryed but wth vodka no rings and no smell after it is dry, it is also help full in cleaning bathroom floors if they smell.

    Maybe if you're using a whole bottle of febreze a week you should consider doing laundry, or taking the trash out or something? Or, drink the vodka so you don't care about the smell. Also, two words: Dollar Store. Full size bottle of no-name febreze is, you guessed it, a dollar.

    Is vodka really cheaper than febreze? i imagine that if you had to go out and buy these supplies you'd be spending way more than the price of a refill bottle.

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    You can buy really cheap vodka and filter it through a Britta filter. That'd remove the impurities and probably much of the offensive smell you get from an inferior vodka.

    This has made the rounds a few times, but it's one of the best examples out there.

    Mythbusters kinda debunked that with a "professional" vodka connoisseur and double blind test... He was able to identify the top notch vodka and then there was no apparent pattern the filtration number. I had even tried this before they did -- I was unable to order them by filtration (but I'm no expert :P). Quality has to do with the distilation process... not so much on the filtration. If you've ever tried distilling vodka yourself... you know that - holy crap is it involved :P

    Ok A) I can't believe I missed that episode of Mythbusters because I thought I'd caught them all, and B) after posting that I got inspired and bought a cheap bottle of vodka to do my own test. I haven't done a taste test yet, but it's still pretty smelly. But I figure it'll still make a decent bloody mary. :)


    Yes.. edspecially when you can buy a large refil bottle for a little more than the full spray bottle (atleast around here you can)

    I think he's talking more of cheap $10-$20 rotga... And since its mostly water -- it's still cheap in the end :P I believe mythbusters confirmed this on smoke soaked suits -- and as mouthwash too I think. I highly doubt he's using Chopin or Pablo Picasso brands of vodka -- which by the way, Potato vodka can be delicious if you pay for it. There's nothing wrong the more common grain vodkas, but there is quite a difference (for those who like experiencing different tastes).