One way to make a homemade air freshener is to use a blend of essential oils according to your preference. The oils can be blended with water or vinegar and sprayed, wiped or simmered on the stove.
- Assemble ingredients for spray air freshener and blend
To make a spray air freshener, you need three different essential oils, water and a spray bottle. Mix eight drops each of three different oils with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water. Spray as needed. Suggested essential oil blends include sandalwood, clove and wild orange; tee tree, eucalyptus and lemon; bergamot, lime and lemon.
- Gather ingredients for a surface freshener and blend
To make a surface cleanser for air freshening and cleaning, you need four tablespoons white vinegar, three cups water and an essential oil. Blend ten drops of the essential oil with remaining ingredients. Use on surfaces such as counter tops. Suggested anti-microbial oils include eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree and rosemary.
- Simmer essential oils on the stove
To create a subtle air freshener, simmer several drops of essential oils of your choice with water in a small saucepan. Once the saucepan is used for this purpose, it is best not to use it to prepare food.