Having a nice smelling house is great, but sometimes it can get spendy with all the replacements you have to buy. However, one thrifty DIYer figured out a way to make your very own plug-in air freshener! Here are the steps!
First things first, you need to remove the wick. Depending on the kind of freshener you have, there may be a nail fastening the wick on. (I think they do this so it’s hard to make your own air fresheners.) If needed, a pair of needle nose pliers can help get the job done.
Once you’ve got the wick removed, the rest is pretty easy. Fill the air freshener a little less than half full with your favorite essential oil(s). You can do a mixture of numerous ones, or just keep one oil in the container. Lemon is good for the kitchen, lavender is great for the bedroom, and rosemary is nice in the bathroom. But you can do whatever you want.
Fill with Water
With the essential oils in the container, now fill the rest of it up with water. I don’t think it matters if it’s warm or cold, but warm seems to be the better option to me.
Replace and Shake
Then, just replace the wick in the top, securing it tightly, and then shake up the mixture. It should get a little foamy and thick looking, which is fine. Once it’s settled, just stick it in the wall and you’re good to go!