Freshen Up with Baking Soda
Looking for a great way to freshen up the air in your house without those icky chemicals? Look no further because we have an easy and inexpensive way to deodorize and scent your home. Baking soda is a great all-natural deodorizer and essential oils not only add a scent, but can enhance your mood as well.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- About 15 drops of essential oils. We used doTERRA’s Elevation.
- An old (or new) canning jar. We used the Ball 8 oz. wide mouth Elite.
- Scrapbook paper or the metal lid that comes with the jar
- A nail
- Ribbon (optional)
If you want to use the metal canning lid, take a nail and use a hammer to make several holes in the lid.
If you’re opting for a more decorative look and want to use scrapbook paper, trace around the metal canning lid and cut out your circle. Put the scrapbook paper circle in the canning ring where the metal lid would go.
Put 1/2 cup of baking soda and essential oil in the jar. Stir the two ingredients together or put the lid on and shake it.
With the lid on poke several hole through the scrapbook paper with a nail.
Decorate the jar with ribbon if you want.
Set it somewhere in your house and enjoy! Shake it up every once in a while to renew the scent.
*Note: This type of air freshener works best in small spaces like closets and bathrooms. If you put it in a jar that will fit in a cup holder, you can have one in your car too.
Baking Soda Carpet Freshener
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 20-40 drops of essential oils. We used doTERRA’s Cinnamon Bark.
- A container to put it in. We like a restaurant-style sugar shaker (the kind with one hole).
Put baking soda and essential oil in your container and stir it up.
Sprinkle it on your carpet and let it sit for about 5 minutes, then vacuum it up.
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