Sweet, slightly noticeable, or harsh – fragrances are one of the basic parts of our home perception. Aromas not only sprinkle our emotions but also influence our general wellbeing. Thus, in aromatherapy, different scents are used to reach a certain mood. You surely have some preferences in aromas that make you feel warm or excite your mind. Whether you are willing to highlight the atmosphere of your home or are looking for ways to eliminate the odors, self-made home deodorize can help you to maintain your unique home scent.
There are many ways to freshen up the smell of the house. Several brands make flavored deodorizers and cleaners which contain chemical-based, toxic, and air-polluting substances. Commercial remedies are especially harmful to children and people who suffer from seasonal allergies, chronic asthma, COPD, or even a common cold. Volatile organic compounds, Formaldehyde, Phthalates, and 1,4 dichlorobenzene, which are a noticeable part of deodorizes, hurt people’s skin and lungs.
However, self-made fresheners can become a great alternative for your home wellbeing. After all the arguments, why don’t we start our perfume experiments?
How to Choose The Aroma?
Depending on your mood and preferences, you can choose the following components or their mix to create your unique fragrance:
- For relaxation choose lemon, jasmine, lavender, chamomile, sage, cinnamon, spruce needles, and cedarwood
- If you are seeking the energy and concentration, try to mix lemon, basil, mint (or peppermint), and eucalyptus
- To refresh the room focus on citrus, rosemary, and mint
- Expiring and exiting effects can be gained through sandalwood, vanilla, and rose petals
- Mood lifters are citrus, mint, cocoa pepper, rosewood, tangerine, and bergamot
Basics of Deodorize Mix
The vast majority of DIY home deodorizes are based on the products mentioned below. To find out what influence each of them has and how to use them most effectively, let’s describe each of them in a few words. Please, make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction before using any of the ingredients mentioned.
- Baking soda
Baking soda not only neutralizes the unpleasant smells but also binds them. It is great at absorbing odors. So can use as a detergent powder or as a cleanser in a combination with water.
- Essential oil
Herbs are optional for each deodorize as natural flavoring. We recommend mixing different types of oils to make your air freshener smell more exceptional.
- Baby oil
Baby oil is a neutral remedy, which helps other ingredients to enhance their aromas. It will help your freshener become softer
Isopropyl (or rubbing) alcohol is for eliminating microbial contamination inside the fluent and helps to dissolve the essential oils properly.
A combination of those basic ingredients will help you to create a natural and harmless home deodorize. Based on the type of freshener you prefer, you can try the following recipes
DIY Aroma Room Spray
The easiest way to create a natural room spray is to fill the bottle with 1,5 tablespoons of baking soda, 35 drops of essential oils, and 3 glasses of water. Then mix all the ingredients. You can vary the proportions based on how intensive the aroma should be. Use when needed
The second way of making a spray with the antibacterial effect is quite similar: mix 100ml of 70% isopropyl/ethanol and 40 drops of essential oils (the fluent can be used as a natural sanitizer for furniture). Blend it with 25ml of water to make the spray less concentrated.
DIY Reed Diffuser
For a long-lasting fragrance with a persistent effect, take a small jar and fill it with 10 drops of your favorite essential oils. Add baby oil in a proportion of 4 drops of baby oil for 1 drop of essential oil (the more baby oil you put the less concentrated aroma you get). Put wooden bamboo skewers (we recommend starting with 1 stick and adding more to control the intensity) into the oil and then flip the skewers to wet the other side of it. Put the diffuser in a place that children can’t reach.
DIY Aroma Candles
One more way to freshen the room is to use aroma candles. You can make one yourself to make the unique fragrances that suit you. Aroma candles are best as a gift to show your friends the emotions they cause you. We are going to show you the most basic recipe, but you can add your style to a candle by using different molds, colors, or different ingredients.
For making aroma candles, melt 1 kg of slow-burning wax (poured beeswax, soy wax, and stearin) and let it sit for a few minutes (in order not to destroy the active compounds of an oil), then add 120ml of essential oils. Set the wicks and pour the fluent carefully. Alternatively, you can put drops of oil onto the melted wax in the containers.
DIY Scented Sachets
Lastly, this DIY deodorize is a perfect option for a wardrobe and a car. You can either sew sachets or buy one. The ready pouch can be filled with your favorite tea, herbs (lavender, mint, rosemary, basil, verbena, lemongrass, etc.), rice, or downy beads with essential oils on it. Instead of a pouch, you can use any form you prefer. For example, a self-sewed doll with the relaxing essential oils mix will be a perfect gift for children.
The Final World
There are even more types of eco-home deodorizers you can try: from the cups of coffee beans to air freshener gel. Ultimately, all you need are flavored oil jars, mood, and a little inspiration.
Michael Brauer is a blog author at Summerhouse24.co.uk. He deals with the topics of home decorating and gardening and writes his articles about them in an accessible form for a wide audience.