*This post may contain affiliate links.
This natural homemade air freshener has only 3 ingredients – water, lemon juice & essential oil.
Homemade Air Freshener
Lemon juice is great for many things. Besides being a delicious addition to baked goods and other recipes, it has many wonderful health benefits. Most important, it is completely natural, a gift from the earth. Which is why I’ve chosen to use as the main ingredient in this natural homemade air freshener (besides the fact that it smells amazing).
Another wonderful benefit of lemon juice is its cleaning ability. Since lemon juice is anti-bacterial and disinfecting, it is great for cleaning. You can use vinegar for cleaning as well, but I prefer lemon juice as it smells much better. I use it (or lemon essential oil) in many DIY cleaning recipes.
Not only does lemon juice smell very clean and fresh but it is also very effective at eliminating odors. Besides the other benefits, this is the main reason I’ve added it to this homemade air freshener.
In keeping my promise to offer you simple, quick recipes, here is my recipe for natural homemade air freshener, containing only 3 ingredients. You can use any essential oil you like. You’ll just need a small spray bottle – a blue or amber glass bottle is best.*
This is my all-time favorite natural, non-toxic homemade cleaning recipe! You will love how simple it is to make and you will likely have most of the ingredients on hand.
Update: Originally, I used lavender essential oil in this recipe. However, although it has been very popular, I didn’t care for it much myself. Hence, I changed the recipe to include lime essential oil instead.
- 2 tbsp of distilled water
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice*
- 6 - 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Add the lemon juice to the spray bottle.
Add the lavender essential oil.
Give a little shake.
*For cleaning recipes, I just use lemon juice out of a bottle.
*The reason for using a blue or amber glass bottle is so that the bottle won't degrade due to the acid in the lemon juice. Plus, essential oils will degrade in a plastic bottle if exposed to the sun.
Please share if you know someone who might love this recipe. Thanks! 🙂
Have you tried making a natural homemade air freshener? Do you have a favorite non-toxic store brand? Share your comments below.
I wish you health and happiness! 🙂