Natural Air Fresheners

If you have to break up with your plug-in air fresheners and fancy candles, what’s a girl to do? Try these natural air-freshening strategies!


Vodka contains ethyl alcohol, which is a main ingredient in most commercial air fresheners – minus all the added chemicals like petrochemials and synthetic fragrances. Vodka leaves no odor as it dries, so you can spray it straight into your air to absorb odors or add a few drops f a favorite essential oil for a (safe) yummy scent – just don’t spray it right into a flame. And don’t worry, inhaling vodka can’t get you buzzed.

Baking Soda

This stuff absorbs odors and couldn’t be cheaper. Sprinkle it into your empty trash cans or leave one container open in the fridge.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can smell awesome and many are actually antibacterial, but they are overwhelming unless you dilute them. Add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil to 7 tablespoons of water in a spray bottle, and spritz. I love the scents of lavender, cinnamon, jasmine, and eucalyptus around the house.

Coffee Grounds

They smell awesome when they’re fresh – plus they’re amazingly odor-absorbent. Try tying them up in a coffee filter sachet or setting out a small bowl wherever you need a smell removed


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