Have you been thinking about ways to freshen up your apartment with a new scent? You could purchase a plug-in air freshener from a store, but these tend to get expensive after a while when you add up the cost of refiling them. They also may contain chemicals that may not be the best to breathe in, according to some experts. One great alternative is to make your own natural air freshener at home.
Natural DIY air fresheners come with many benefits. For example, some people say there are health benefits to using essential oils as air fresheners, they are chemical-free and inexpensive to make, and they allow you to play around with scents until you find something that you like.
Here’s how to make your own air freshener a home. First, you’ll need:
- ¾ cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol or vanilla extract (this helps the water and oil to mix and allows the spray to dry faster)
- Any essential oil
Simply mix the ingredients in an 8-ounce spray bottle, shake well, and spray lightly around your apartment.
What are good essential oils to use?
You can use virtually any essential oil in your air freshener – just remember that you only need a few drops! You can also combine different essential oils for a unique scent. Here are some combination ideas to get you started:
- 10 drops lavender and five drops chamomile
- 10 drops peppermint and eight drops rosemary
- Eight drops grapefruit, five drops geranium, and eight drops lavender
- Five drops each of orange, lime, lemon, and grapefruit
Making your own air freshener at home is a great way to keep your apartment smelling fresh. However, there’s much more to love about One 51 Place’s apartments in Alachua, FL, than the scent. Our apartments boast professionally designed color schemes, spacious floorplans, individually selected tile, and more to make your apartment feel like home. To learn more about the features of One 51 Place apartments, stop by our leasing office at your convenience for a guided tour of our property.