We moved into a new house in October and one thing I’m still struggling with is the smell. An older gentleman lived there for quite a while and the home itself was built in the early 80’s, so there is a lingering “musk” I’m working to rid the home of. I’ve tried charcoal air purifying bags to help rid the room of the scent and I think they’re working because the musk is going down a bit, but there’s still that old house smell I’m working on updating with a fresher, cleaner scent. And sure, I could run to the nearest Bath and Body Works and plug an artificial scent into every outlet in my home, but that really doesn’t do much for me. I like my house to just have a natural, clean and uplifting scent that seems like I’m trying, but I’m not trying TOO hard with $100’s in Bath and Body products. So today I’m sharing with you how I used three simple ingredients to make my own DIY Air Freshener and how you can bottle it up and gift it as a gift for other new homeowners, as well! So if you’ve been searching for that unique housewarming gift idea, I’ve got you covered!
1 fresh lemon per jar
2 springs fresh rosemary
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
Buffalo Check ribbon and scissors for decorating jar
Start by slicing your lemons into halves and then half the halves. You should have 6-8 pieces of lemon sliced depending on how large they are. Once your lemons are sliced, add them into the mason jar and then add 2-3 springs of fresh rosemary.
Fill the jar up to the top with water, then add in a 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla. Put the lid on the jar and give it a gentle shake. Then wrap with ribbon.
Instruct your recipients to put into a pan of water and bring to a boil, then let simmer on low to disburse scent.
The mixture can last quite a while…at least a week. As the water gets boiled off, you can add more water and bring back to a boil. Just leave it in a small saucepan on the stove and let it sit while you’re out, then add water and turn back on when you’re home.
Easy peasy! Hope you enjoyed my tutorial! If you want these posts delivered straight to your inbox sign up HERE!
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