How to make vanilla air fresheners

Updated July 20, 2017

Air fresheners are costly and some of the smells are too strong. Why not make natural air fresheners that add just enough perfume to the air without being overbearing. Rooms like the bathroom or kitchen are rooms that always seem to need freshening up. You can make a vanilla air freshening bowl that stays in one area or a vanilla air freshening spray that you can spray throughout your home. These simple vanilla air fresheners will add a pleasant aroma to your home without adding chemicals to the air.

Find a small ceramic bowl that will fit discreetly in your room. Use a decorative bowl if you want to place it on a table.

Fill the bowl 3/4 full with water. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla oil to the water in the bowl.

Set the bowl on a flat level surface in an area of your home that needs freshening up.

Add a few drops of vanilla extract or vanilla oil daily or as needed.

Clean the inside of a small spray bottle with soap and water.

Add 1/4 cup baking soda to the bottle. Add ten drops of vanilla essential oil to the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Screw the top on the bottle securely. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients.

Spray the vanilla spray in areas that need freshening up.


Leave a bottle of vanilla spray in the bathroom.

Things You'll Need

  • Small ceramic bowl
  • Vanilla extract or vanilla oil
  • Small spray bottle
  • Soap
  • Baking soda
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