Natural Air Freshener

This homemade air freshener recipe is inexpensive, easy, and much healthier than common synthetic air fresheners. This air freshener recipe is a safe and aromatic way to freshen up the air in your home or work space, without the toxins. Essential oils do more than just make your home smell nice; many offer antiviral, antifungal and even antibiotic properties.


  • 1½ - 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel
  • 5 - 10 drops of your favorite essential oil
Essential oil recommendations:
  • Lavender for a calming effect
  • Lemongrass/Orange for an energy boost
  • Eucalyptus for a clean, fresh scent


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the baking soda and essential oils. Transfer the witch hazel to a spray bottle and then fill the remainder of the spray bottle with water. Shake well.
  2. Use the air freshener in all rooms of your house or office, paying special attention to closet spaces, the kitchen, and bathrooms.