Homemade Gel Air Fresheners | DIY Gift Ideas

Homemade Gel Air Fresheners | DIY Gift Ideas

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE GEL AIR FRESHENER, WITH 3 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS.  FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL, PRINTABLE RECIPE, AND MY FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS.

Ya’ll know by now that I am a DIYer and enjoy making natural things for my home. Getting rid of toxic products was one of the biggest reasons I started using essential oils.

These homemade gel air fresheners are the perfect all natural deodorizer to place around the house, bathrooms, or even in the car.  They make a great addition to any gift and are very practical.

I am excited to share this simple DIY homemade gel air freshener recipe with you!

HOMEMADE GEL AIR FRESHENER INGREDIENTS 

1 cup water
2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin (or 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin)
1 tablespoon of salt
15-20 drops essential oils (my favorite blends below)
Mason jars (or heat safe container for storage)
OPTIONAL flowers for decoration
OPTIONAL food coloring

HOMEMADE GEL AIR FRESHENER INSTRUCTIONS Heat water in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
Add the salt and stir until dissolved.
Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved.
Remove from heat and add essential oils.
Pour into mason jars or glass containers. Add food coloring and flowers; if using.
Let cool, and then cover with a vented lid.
NOTE: You can make your own vented lid by punching a hole through a mason jar top or by using a piece of fabric.

HOMEMADE GEL AIR FRESHENER ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS 

CITRUS BLISS

With a blend of citrus essential oils this air freshener is very refreshing and cleansing.  This air freshener will help to uplift the mood and promote positivity.

8 drops wild orange essential oil
6 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops tangerine essential oil
2 drop grapefruit essential oil

FLORAL SENSATION

The lovely floral scent of this air freshener will promote a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

8 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops roman chamomile essential oil
4 drops jasmine essential oil
2 drop geranium essential oil

SUGAR AND SPICE

Blending a couple citrus oils with a couple spice oils gives a sweet, yet spicy aroma.  This blend is makes a great air freshener for the kitchen.

8 drops wild orange essential oil
6 drops rosemary essential oil
4 drops lime essential oil
2 drop clove essential oil

RESTFUL BLEND

This blend contains essential oils that are calming for the body and mind.  Make this air refreshener for the bedroom nightstand to give off a relaxing aroma to promote healthy sleep.

8 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops frankincense essential oil
4 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drop cedarwood essential oil

CHRISTMAS DAY BLEND

This blend is perfect for a holiday gift or to set out during the Christmas season. These essential oils reminds me of Christmas and ones that I like diffuse a lot of during Christmas time too!

8 drops douglas fir essential oil
6 drops cinnamon essential oil
4 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drop clove essential oil

If you want to get fancy and fun with this the possibilities are endless.  You can leave them just as is and they will still work great, but if you want to add a little extra touch you can. Get creative and make them personal.

FLOWERS- Add rose petals, silk flowers, or artificial leaves to the mixture after removing it from the heat.

COLOR- Add a few drops of a natural food coloring to the mixture after removing it from the heat.  Match the scent to the color, like green for lime or purple for lavender.  The kids especially love them to have some color.

TOPS- Use a pretty fabric to cover your air fresheners.  Tie hemp or ribbon around the top to add extra decorations.

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