DIY Natural Home Deodorizers & Air Fresheners!

Whether you know it or not, your house has a unique smell. It can range from a light, fresh scent all the way to a musty, stale, wet dog kind of smell. The unfortunate part is, you get so used to this smell that you don’t even recognize it when you walk through your door. But, when other people come over, boy do they ever notice!

Scent Signatures

Think about it like this: some people have scent signatures —i.e. ‘I always wear Burberry Brit perfume—and when you smell it, you think of them. Inside a home is a little different. The smell of a home literally imprints itself into your mind, like a signature on paper. That’s why I refer to it as a scent signature because it’s a unique scent stamp of that particular space. When we cook, renovate, or neglect to clean certain parts of our homes, scent signatures can temporarily change, and not always for the better! Smelling a lemony broiled salmon at 6pm on a Tuesday evening is great, but smelling that at 9am the following morning… not so much!

A number of companies make products to create positive scent signatures for your home. However, this can become expensive and can bring unnecessary chemicals into your home. If you want to change your home’s scent signature I have a few really easy and fun things to try—and they cost next to nothing!

Choosing A Scent

First, think about what scents you love; it’s different for everyone.  You can even think about the season and what you want your home to smell like at this time of year. Now, you know what to base your scents around. Also, consider room appropriate scents. I don’t want my bathroom smelling like freshly baked cookies, or my kitchen smelling like fresh laundry.

How to Make Natural DIY Home Deodorizers

Hunt & gather the following items for your DIY home deodorizer:

  1. Mason jar(s)
  2. Pot for the stovetop
  3. Water

The Stovetop Simmer

  1. Cut any fruits, oranges and grapefruit are two of my favorites! Place in a pot, I use a small saucepan.
  2. Add spices, extracts, and herbs—think cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, clove, etc.
  3. Fill your pot 3/4 the way with water, cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Once it reaches the boiling point, reduce to low and simmer—with the lid off!

You can let the pot simmer (attended) for hours on end, continually adding liquid to prevent the ingredients from burning. When you’ve had enough, you can jar the liquid and refrigerate (once cooled), and re-use a few more times. Keep in mind that some fruits and herbs hold up better than others for prolonged periods of time.

Realtors will often tell you to bake cookies or boil cinnamon sticks or vanilla on your stove to create a welcoming scent in your home just before an open house—this is an extension of this idea.

Natural Home Scent Recipes

  • The famous recipe that people claim comes from Williams-Sonoma consists of: 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and one sliced lemon.
  • Fall Wonderland: 1 sliced orange, 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves
  • Orange Amaretto: 1 sliced orange, 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • Sweet Mint: 2 sliced limes,  1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Gingerbread: 5 1/4 inch slices of ginger, 1 tablespoon almond extract, 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange Creamsicle: 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 sliced orange
  • Cordon Bleu: 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract, 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • Italian Backyard: 1 lemon, 1 tsp black peppercorns, handful of basil
  • Forest: Cedar twigs, by themselves. I love cedar.
  • Regal Cream: Bergamot tea (Earl Grey), 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Blueberry Tea: Bergamot tea, 1 sliced orange, 1 tsp almond extract
  • Coconut Bay: 1 tablespoon coconut extract, 1 sliced lime

DIY Home Scent Inspiration

You have the opportunity to create your own scents depending on what smells get you going.



Apples, lemons, limes, oranges, cranberries and ginger. Citrus fruits last the longest in the pot, so keep that in mind.


Fresh is the only way to go.  Leafier, thinner herbs won’t hold up as long as more rugged herbs.  Look for fresh herbs that are woody or with twiggy stems for best results (rosemary, thyme, lemongrass).  The thinner herbs can be used, but just keep in mind that they won’t last as long in the pot.  But they’ll still smell divine.



Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, star anise, peppercorn or any other mulling spices work well too. Of course, you don’t want to boil paprika so stick to the sweeter smelling spices and leave the savory ones for cooking. These can be used whole or ground, however, I’ve found whole spices tend to work the best.


This is where you can have some fun. Use peppermint, vanilla, maple, almond or coconut extract to add a powerful note to your home’s scent signature. There are hundreds of extracts available, if you look for a specialty extract provider, you can find lovely scents including cotton candy, apricot, and blueberry.

Creative Scent Ideas

If you love tree scents, add some pine needle twigs from fragrant trees to the mix. You can also find your favorite tea and add in a tea bag alongside some fruits for a lovely smell. If you want something that tastes as good as it smells, consider making some masala chai tea and drinking that afterward. What a sweet reward!

Cleaning, Deodorizing & Airing Out Your Home

These are all well and good, but they’re just band-aid solutions to a larger issue. In short, if your home has a not-so-good smell to it and you’re bringing in a product or DIY scent to deodorize, you’re really only masking the problem. If you truly want your home to smell fresh (i.e. like nothing), then the house needs to be cleaned and the root of the odor problem discovered and dealt with. Here are a few ways to achieve this:

  • Empty garbage often, especially with compostable food items.
  • Deodorize carpets and upholstery regularly—use professionals if required.
  • Vacuum often to remove dirt and odors from carpets.
  • Refrain from wearing shoes in the house.
  • Refrain from smoking in the house.
  • Open windows to let fresh air in, we do this as often as we can (weather permitting).
  • Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to remove odors and moisture from the home.
  • Manage pets properly (i.e. emptying litter boxes and cleaning pet paws after being outdoors).

The next time you walk through your front door, think about your home’s scent signature. If you need to change it you now have a handful of DIY natural home deodorizer ideas!

If you’re looking for more tips and tricks to use essential oils around your home, check out our ebook, Complete Guide to Essential Oils, and take your scent game to the next level!

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  1. I’m thrilled to have stumbled upon your article on DIY natural home deodorizers and air fresheners. The simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions make it accessible for everyone. It’s great to have alternatives that are not only effective but also safe for our health and the environment.

    Thank you.

  2. Is there an external factor making your room smelly? I mean such as a housemate’s smelly cooking or something? If so the vinegar idea from another commenter is a great idea.

    Otherwise, if your room smells, I don’t want to be rude, but you should take a long hard look (and whiff) at your room. How often do you clean? I don’t mean neatening up or making the bed, I mean changing your linens ( this includes comforters and pillows), or vacuuming? When was the last time you washed the walls and the floor? Are there dirty dishes in your room? What about trash? Do you have a wastebasket in your room? Think about what you toss in there. You’re potentially living with your garbage. Rooms get filthy in a hundred little ways, with a thousand little smells. They add up.

  3. I have been making my homemade bathroom spray: Use a glass spray bottle (keep in mind essential oils break down plastic bottles sooner than if you use a glass bottle) My recipe makes 1/2 cup spray or for a 3 ounce glass spray bottle. Use 1/2 cup distilled water – I use 1/2 teaspoon epsom salt in place of witch hazel which some say to use, but I don’t use per my personal preference. Put the epsom salt in the container you will be using and and shake until dissolved. The epsom salt ensures the essential oil remains dispersed in the oil/water mixture. Add 7 drops tea tree essential oil and 7 drops eucalyptus essential oil and shake well.

  4. […] Homemade air fresheners don’t require anything too fancy. Create your own version of the toilet spray Poo-Pourri (to be sprayed in the bowl before you go) by filling a small, 3-ounce spray bottle with water, 1 teaspoon alcohol, and 3 -4 drops of your favorite essential oil. For a more traditional potpourri, you can leave around the house, try simmering some fragrant cut fruits like orange or grapefruit with spices or extracts like rosemary and cinnamon in a saucepan on the stove, then cooling and storing in mason jars. […]

  5. This is great. I love natural and organic products. I think it’s the future.

    I like citrusy scents more than flowery. I think scents like that smells cleaner. I also happen to like the scent of vinegar and I can make some DIY smell busting projects with it.

  6. When I eat an orange I save the peel and it dries nicely. Add to a small crockpot with apple cores and a couple of cloves and maybe a cinnamon stick. Lasts for several days and you don’t have to babysit it so much.

  7. Thanks for the tips. I have a question. After I make one of the liquid deodorizers can I add it to baking soda to make the scent last longer?

  8. I have noticed that whe I spray my diy ,room freshener my parquet floor becomes very slippery,
    And is very dangerous for me , do you think that this is possible?

  9. hello melissa,thank u for the recieps,i wanted to know how will i preserve for about a month without putting it in a refrigerator.because of my work sechudle,i cant always be cooking it ,is the anyway i can cook it once and the store up to get the same fragrance anytime i want without having to cook it .

      • I was wondering, should I buy vanilla extract from any super shop or should I make it myself at home. I am also wondering about the storing. Will it work same if I store it on refrigerator for long term? How long I can store them?

  10. I am so excited to try this. I was in a store today and wanted something for a scent at my front door (which is right between a kitchen and bathroom and litter box area-many smells!) but all the strong store-bought products were offensive. I would love to try the mini crock pot method. I can’t wait to come home to a nice smell at the end of the work day. Thanks.

  11. we have a small house, our kitchen, bedroom and living room are just across each other.

    Everytime im in the kitchen cooking something, the odor spreads out in the entire house.

    My main concern is that our house do not have enough ventilation.

    What will be the best way to lessen the odor to spead out.

    – 1 apple
    – 1tbs ground cinnamon (or 1-2 cinnamon sticks)
    – Apple juice

    •Cut apple into slices (like you would eat)
    •Fill pot 1/4 full with water
    •Pour apple juice until 3/4 full
    •Add apple slices and 1tbs of cinnamon (or 1-2 cinnamon sticks)
    •Boil for ≈ 5 min and reduce heat to medium

    ENJOY ????

  13. Love the fall wonderland recipe. If we want to leave around in the bathroom instead of boiling it over the stove, which recipe is good?

    • Cinnamon sticks, Vanilla extract, Lime cut in half, a few whole cloves. I also threw in a little bit of instant coffee, maybe an orange or Apple if you want. It worked for me. Watch the water level don’t let it dry up, set the burner on low after boiling to release the steam and avoid drying up too fast. Small pots are best. The concoction is more concentrated in a small pot than in a huge one just not too small, enough to hold a good amount of water.

  14. Love your recipes and ideas!!!!! So simple yet wonderful and so many varieties. I will definitley try!!

  15. Melissa, I love your idea! I’m trying the orange and clove recipe now, it smells wonderful. Keep the videos coming

  16. Thank you. I have guest coming over today & your idea’d were great. I didn’t have any fruit but I used a couple “tension tamer” tea’s & an assortment of spices & let me tell you my house smells amazing. Thanks again your a life saver!!!

  17. hi melissa.
    i just watched your blog on ridding your home of unwanted smells. very well presented and your “freeway” comment made me laugh out loud. your reaction after saying it was even funnier.

    i am wanting to get rid of an ungodly smell in a workshop room in my condo building. there are no windows and no ventilation.
    it smells like something died in there and for the life of me i cannot determine what is causing the putrid odor.
    because there is no heating appliance (stove), can you suggest something i can leave in the room ongoingly to help?

    with thanks…

  18. I like to put these ingredients in a crock pot also. How long will they usually stay good until you have to get all fresh ingredients?

  19. When you ‘jar up’ the cooked mixture, what does it mean that you can use it again? You can cook it again and your house smells nice? Or you open it and it smells nice? I’m a bit confused :/

  20. Love this! Tried cinnamon sticks, dried pepermint twigs, 2 ginger tea bags, some cloves and a whole lime sliced with juices squeezed in the water…..amazing!

  21. I am trying your idea of orange and spices.

    I have a question maybe you can help me with.
    My older leather sofa and chair have an old smell. What can help that? I used saddle soap and damaged the leather. Warm water is all that was recommended. Like I said they are older…. like 15 years now. They still have a some good wear to them but smell a bit. Can you help?

  22. I am going to try the oranges and cloves. After I bring heat up enough I think I will put it into the smaller crock pot I have. Like that idea?

  23. I have 2 cats, and wondering which scents to avoid, or which ones are best to use with cats around? For example, I’ve heard cats don’t like citrus scents, and I can’t remember what it was about cloves and cinnamon (which would be nice for an overall home scent)…. Anyway, anyone know which scents to use, and which ones to avoid, with cats around? (And is it different if the scents come from essential oils vs. other sources?) I’d also like to find a quick natural scent to spray around (not in) the litterbox, right after one of the “kids” makes a smelly poopie, to absorb that smell in the air. I already use baking soda mixed into the clay clumping litter.

    • I often read tea tree oil is a serious hazard for kitties. I am owned by twelve furbabies and often use the orange peels, whole cloves, cardamome, cedar twigs, vanilla mix and none of my cats shown a reaction.

  24. I’m wondering what I can use to freshen gym shoes or boxing gloves when not in use. Thought it could be contained in a sock to easily use again

    • I’ve heard you can wrap charcoal in newspaper or put in a small brown paper bag, it doesn’t scent them but it absorbs the odor.

    • That will cause a severe reaction in anyone who is chemically sensitive. I really wish people would start going natural instead of chemical. I have to wear a mask when I leave my house because of the high use of chemicals that everyone else uses. It clings to your clothing, hair and skin and will stay there for hours and slowly dissipate into the air around you. Please think of others before using chemical crap. Thanks

      • Amen to that, Felicia!! I am one of those scent sensitive people and I have had to leave public buildings and stores because of the smell that met me at the door. I would love to have a recipe for something natural that doesn’t need heat!!

  25. Very nice! Another great video, Melissa! Thank you! I just saw you for the first time on YouTube for blood stains on mattress. It worked!! We did the hydrogen peroxide water with detergent mix. Amazing! I will go and try this new air freshner now. Thank you for the inspiration! Congrats to you and (I heard on the video), Chad. With love from South Florida, Faith (and my 21 year old daughter who also sits and loves to watch you teach us).

  26. I love your blend for the fall wonderland scent. I own a handmade soap company and had made a blend using this same recipe for one of my wintertime soaps but added just a hint of peru basalm. Using all natural oils (and not fragrance oils) in handmade soap can be a chore because there is almost no way to get a good vanilla scent to come through. Using the same blend that you have, but adding just a touch of peru basalm really sweetens up the blend. Just wanted to share that. Love the blog posts. Very interesting reads. Thanks for the great content!!!

  27. Any idea how to incorporate one of these into a form suitable for an automatic dispenser? I clean the litter box regularly (twice daily) but find the room where the box is still needs a little added freshening. I want to set up an automatic dispenser to dispense every 60 minutes but have not been able to find one that has a natural freshener (and I hate chemicals in the air)

  28. What about deodorizers for my plastic dresser drawers. Should I just spray something and put in into my drawers? What would you suggest? 🙂

  29. so I am a kid and I am yelled at because my room smells really bad! I like how you put up cleaning tips thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  30. HI Melissa, We run an animal rescue centre and we have about 10 dogs that live in the office area as they will never be homed. They run and play outside but there is always a ‘doggy’smell when one walks into the office. The doors open out onto the outside play area so there is fresh air going in and out but still there is the doggy smell. What could one make up to leave in the office area and give off a lovely fragrance? We do have much electricity usage in the day as it is too costly, hence there is no cooking facilties …. so we would need something that we can make up at home and leave in the office. Do you have any suggestions.
    Kind regards, Robyn

  31. Hi Melissa,
    re: cleaning wood floors… watched your video (great video) but I did not see what the use for the rubbing alchol was?

  32. Love this! Plus, you are hysterical…you make me smile and I love your practical advice delivered with your cool & funny sense of humor.

  33. Hello Melissa I’m soooooo happy to see your videos and it s very helpfull for my home .
    Love you I’m new from far away on you thanks a lot and keep going.

  34. For the room deodorant spray recipe, could the vodka be replaced with a cheaper alcohol product such as 99% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol, and achieve the same results?

  35. Hey Melissa! I’m two weeks new to your channel! Just wanted to say I love your cleaning tips and videos! Especially since everything is natural and safe for my kids and furry kids to be exposed to. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  36. I’ve just moved into a sharehouse where one of the housemates uses the slow-cooker (crock pot) every few days, the house stinks from years of this, how can I make it bearable without washing the walls and ceiling? Can I add bicarb soda to the pot of one of your deodorizer recipes??

  37. I love your videos, they are very helpful. I have quite a few allergies and your ideas work great for me.
    Thank you.

  38. Just made the air freshener and love it. Telling all my friends about these cuz I hate any plug in air freshener. But this makes me feel so cozy and my husband loves it too….. they would make awesome gifts too…….

  39. Love your ideas thanks but my issue is I am on owner of TruBlue house care of south west florida I do house cleaning along with other services. But I would like to create my own trademark aroma that I can add to my cleaning solution that has no Roma. Oils may make floors slippery.
    I have concentrated solution so I can add to my 5 gallon container any fragrance. Any suggestions?
    Thank you

  40. Whenever people come over to my house they tell me it smells like grandma’s and maple syrup. Strange, right? I don’t live with old people nor do I like syrups! So how does this happen!? Lol, but I feel better about myself when I go to my sister’s home because her home’s ‘signature smell’ is indescribable… 🙂 Hope this helps me with my grandma syrup smell! I’m sure it will and if it does then I’m gonna send this to my sister asap. Thanks!

  41. Thank you for these suggestions! I am currently simmering lemon juice in a pot of water.

    I do wonder if you have any idea if it is safe to simmer baking soda in water. I want to deoderize my apartment.

    I realize my next comment is likely going to partially answer my previous question, yet I will mention that I have found cider vinegar in hot water makes a good floor cleaner and my friends say its a nice smell. I have a weak sniffer so I do not always notice bad smells.

  42. […] Now this sounds a bit crazy but after all your hard work making your home clean, why not make a delicious smelling air freshener? As always it’s quick and inexpensive to make and will scent and freshen up your home. Take a medium sized saucepan and simmer 1.5 pints of water with any combination you fancy. Maybe lemon, rosemary and a dash of vanilla is your choice or lime and chopped ginger for an aromatic aroma or even orange cinnamon and some cloves for a perfect Christmas scent. Once cooled, transfer to a spray bottle and use whenever you desire. There you go, you now have your very own homemade air freshener! […]

  43. hi,
    My carpet has become so dirty and it doesnt smell good that makes my entire house smell weird.
    plzzzz help me to clean my carpet and get rid of the bad smell and specially the stains of tea, food and other things.
    I also need ur help to clean my sofa. my sofas are not microfiber.

  44. I love your ideas for room deoderizers that you spray. What can I add as a natural disinfectant to your recipe to use as an additive to me humidifier . I weekly clean it with water and bleach.

  45. thanks My mother is a heavy smoker. I can hardly stand to stay in her home very long. I smell so bad when I come home. Is there anything she can do to get rid of some of the strong heavy cigarette odor?

  46. Hey Melissa,
    I recently started watching your videos on YouTube, and I must say I’m really impressed… I keep watching them all through out the day… Really like using your tips 🙂

    I have a question… Can you please share some cleaning and deodorising tips for baby nappy bins. Even if I empty it out every day, and use bin liners each time, the bin still smells funky and has even started making the nursery smell bad now 🙁 Every two weeks or so I actually wash the whole bin and leave it to air outside… That helps for a day but then the smells come back 🙁

    Please help!

  47. Melissa, I’ve wanted to try this for such a long time! Now I’ve finally done it and I am in love! My place smells absolutely amazing right now! Thank you for putting this up and I hope you keep making more videos! They are all such a big help!

  48. […] Natural Home Deodorizers and Air Fresheners via Clean My Space […]

  49. Dear Milisa,
    I forgot to mention that one also of my favourite scent is IlangIlang very nice and mild.
    I hope you will like it too.

    Take care,


  50. Dear milisa,
    I love very much your ideas. I will stop using some of the freshener. I will do DIY instead.
    Great all your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    You are so kind.
    Sincerely yours,

  51. I accidentally found your website when I was searching for an effective way to clean the stainless steel pot my roommate had burnt trying to boil spaghetti. *sigh* . Awesome stuff. I’m now replacing my cleaning supplies with homemade supplies. Also, I can now fold my fitted sheets the right way! Thanks.

  52. […] DIY Home Deodorizers are easy to make, and easy to use! […]

  53. […] If you have to have a scent in your home, or you really need a product to eliminate odours, there are a few things you can try.  Firstly, you can make your own version of Febreeze.  Simply add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to one cup of water and 10 drops of your favourite essential oil (or a combination you love).  Mist around the room and voila, you’ve got your own, natural Febreeze.  And, not too long ago we posted a video called DIY Home Deodorizers which talked about a great way to fill your home with some lovely natural scents by simmering different great smelling items like fruits and can see the video and post in question by clicking right….here. […]

  54. If you can not or choose not to burn candles in your home, you can still use those wonderfully fragranced candles. I place a chunk of the wax in a pretty small dish and place the dish on one of those “keep your coffee hot” little heaters. The wax will melt into your pretty dish and the fragrance will be released. There are advantages to using your scented candles ths way. 1. You will NOT end up with any soot on your walls from burning candles. 2. You can use partially burned candles you find in your favorite thift store or yard sale. 3. You never have to worry about whether you extinquished your candles. I found the “keep your coffee hot” trivets at thrift stores but I think you can purchase them new, too. 4. People who are on oxygen and those with small children can still have a fragranced home without the worries. 5. You can have the same fragrance in all your rooms by just putting a chunk from the same candle in every little dish in every room. The downside is that you need to plug these into an electrical outlet but the upside to that is that you can even have one going in your bathroom! I also used pretty little cups from someone’s cup-and-saucer collection. It’s a great gift for an elderly parent, too, for many of the reasons stated above. P.S. When you think the fragrance has diminished, just put the dish/cup in the freezer overnight and pop the “used” wax out and it’s ready to use again!

  55. I was also wondering if a crockpot could be used on low all day instead of boiling on the stove, and how long would the deodorizer last if used in this manner? (Could it still be saved in a mason jar for a week?) Thanks!

    • Theresa and Donna,
      I really don’t think a crock pot would work for this, as it first needs to come to a boil, Then you turn it down and let simmer, but then again it might. You could try turning your crock pot on, letting it get hot like on high for 20 minutes with nothing in it, or how ever long it takes you to get your desired items together, I’d go ahead and put it on the stove top , bring it to a hard or rapid boil, and then place it over into you’r crock pot. I’d probably have the setting on the crock pot to high. I’m not certain if it would work, but that’s how I’d do it if I was going to use a crock pot. As long as you have some water left with your other ingredients you should as she stated, be able to place all the stuff in the jar ( after it’s cooled down ) and then, after it’s all in the jar, fill the jar up to the top with water, put the lid on and stick in the refrigerator until you want to use it again. She said it should keep for a week depending on the fruit you use. I want to do some sort of peach scent, as I love Peaches, but a Peach mixture may not last a week, unless my peaches wasn’t good and rip yet? I’m curious about that and will be trying it Tomorrow night I’ll just have to buy frozen peaches. I’m no expert, Just someone trying to help, but someone else may know 100% sure if you could use a crock pot, and if you can buy the oil’s at a grocery store, Like I said I’ve never seen them at any of mine, but to be very honest I’ve never looked for it there, and also you’d have better store’s to pick from than what I have here. I ONLY have Wal-mart, Kroger, piggly wiggly, save-a-lot, Floyd’s, Sam’s, and yeah that’s it for the part of Tennessee I’m at. Hope this has helped both of you women.
      Have a great rest of the week and upcoming weekend my friend’s.

  56. Are the extracts to be used the ones I would find at my local grocery store in the baking aisle?

    Where would I find “essential oils”? (I’m in California, so I don’t specific suggestions, but general ideas: like grocery store? Craft store? Health food store. I’ve never purchased them before!). 🙂

    • Theresa, You can find ” ESSENTIAL OIL’S ” at Wal-mart, Craft supply store’s, But I’ve never seen them in any grocery store’s that I recall, These oil’s are normally in the Candle section, like candle’s that’s already been made, and at Wal-Mart I think they run i’m wanting to think $1.00 a bottle, or no more than $2.97 here in Tennessee, however they are probably higher than that in California. They come in 55 ml / 1.86fl. Oz, the brand I have on hand is called ..well it just has the scent , no brand name, but I know they have larger bottle’s, and some with brand name’s i’m sure, You can get what seemed like 100’s of different scent’s, ( I’m certain there wasn’t that many, but when trying to decide on what scent you want it sure feel’s like it ! The scent’s I have are Rose, Lavender, Apple Cinnamon, and Spiced Pomegranate, I had the Hawaiian blend, But have used all of it. I also make my own Laundry detergent, ( both the gel type and powder ) and my own Fabric softener, So i had some on hand to hopefully help you with your question’s. Now I did notice my bottle’s all say ” contain’s Fragrance and Essential oil’s ” on the back in fine print, but it work’s great with what I’ve wanted it for so far. I hope this information has helped you……….Denise

    • Theresa – I personally would buy pure oils. You can get them at Whole Foods or other Organic food stores or you can order them online – They are known for good quality and I love their products. I probably won’t use the stove-top method just because I don’t want to use that much electricity. I’m going to do the spray one. I have one someone gave me and I love it. It has mint and lemon in it – it lasts a long time and is so fresh!

  57. Wow, this is brilliant, I never realised my house had a smell until I walked in after the house had been shut up for 2 weeks, it wasn’t pleasant, it was of the wet dog variety! I am paranoid now, although I no longer have my beloved dog, the carpets are still the same and I think everyone will smell that awful smell that I did when they walk in. I will definitely collect together some of the ingredients and put them to good use. Thank you so much.

  58. @Jackie, thank you! I love the simplicity of this as well.

    @Passion, it means that you get to make as much or as little as you like, so long as you ensure that you keep the ratio 3 parts water to one part vodka. So if you wanted to use ounces, you could do 3 ounces of water to one ounce of vodka, etc. Thanks @Barb for helping out!

  59. i wanted to know what does it mean by filled with 3 parts water to 1 part vodka. is it three cups to one cup vodka. i dont understand this measuring. please explain. i read that in —Other scent signature ideas you can try – Homemade Room Spray—

    • That means for every 3 oz. of water you use 1 oz. of vodka… “part” means oz. or (whatever measurement you go by) For example 3 cups of water you use 1 cup of vodka…ect.


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