Homemade Air Freshener for Houses

Homemade air fresheners are simple and economical to make. They add a fresh scent to the air, as well as serving many other purposes. When you make a homemade air freshener you have the opportunity to choose a scent that appeals to you and can vary the fragrances as often as you like. Homemade air fresheners help deodorise your rooms, as well as add an inviting fragrance.

Fill an empty atomiser with water. Add two drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Eucalyptus oil has antiseptic properties and is helpful and soothing to use during cold and flu season.

Spritz a cotton ball with your eucalyptus air freshener. Place the cotton ball in closets, attics or basements for continual air freshening.

Spray the air filter in your heating and ventilation system so you get a burst of eucalyptus air freshening whenever the heat goes on.

Freshen your room by squirting one or two squirts of your eucalyptus air freshener in the air.

Combine two drops of geranium essential oil with plain water in an atomiser. Geranium oil has a pleasant floral fragrance, plus the scent repels insects.

Spritz your geranium air freshener near doorways to provide a welcoming fragrance, plus deter bugs from coming in.

Spray patio areas or outdoor rooms to add a fresh scent while repelling insects.

Dampen cotton balls with your geranium air freshener and place them around the house, in the garage, or in garbage pails for continual air freshening.


Tie a colourful ribbon around your homemade air freshener and give it as a housewarming gift.


Check for fragrance allergies or sensitivities before spraying your homemade air freshener around guests.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray atomisers
  • Eye dropper
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Cotton balls
  • Geranium essential oil
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Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.