I've been looking for easy room freshener that's fairly inexpensive. For a long time I've been buying those gel ones that don't seem to last and are pretty expensive. This recipe works fairly well and hides easily within standard decor.
Step 1: Supplies
I'm making two of these, one for my living room and one for my closet.
1/2 cup of baking soda
15 drops of a essential oil you like (I'm using lavender.)
Glass jar with twist lid (I'm using extra jars leftover from jam making earlier this year.)
Step 2: Making the Lid
I've seen a lot of these tutorials where they tell you to just punch holes in the lid. But that doesn't look nice. Plus - there's a larger risk of the baking soda falling out and getting everywhere! So I opted to create a fabric lid.
First, place the lid on the fabric making sure the fabric is face down.
Trace outside the lid approximately 1" out. (I did 1/2" and found it too small.)
Cut out the circle.
Step 3: Mixing
Now in your jar add 1/2 cup of baking soda.
Then add approximately 10-15 drops of oil. I found that it comes out extremely fast, which is why I wound up with some many drops.
Step 4: Add the Top
Place the fabric over the top, centered. Gently press the twist lid down and twist in place. be careful, the fabric will scrunch. That's why I recommend a larger offset when cutting it out.
I actually really like these. When the scent goes away just give it a little shake. It's also really easy to change up the scent.