If you’re living a healthy lifestyle, you probably have an array of smells lingering in your house (sweaty gym clothes and shoes, I’m talking to you!). Add to this pets, kids, and the occasional stray piece of onion that rolled behind the refrigerator before you discovered it a month later: welcome to smell city. Then, there’s that bathroom – we needn’t speak of the smells that might arise here, but let’s be honest: it’s nice to have air freshener on hand from time to time.
Making your own air freshener is an easy way to add fresh, pleasant smells to your home – without the added chemical exposure (STEP AWAY FROM THE FEBREEZE, PEOPLE! If you need a reminder, check this out!) and cost of store-bought brands. Once you make a batch for yourself, you’ll see just how easy it is to freshen your rooms with a quick mix of stuff you probably already have on hand.
All you’ll need is:
- A spray bottle (choose your size – I love 16 ounce glass bottles like this one.)
- Equal parts lime juice and water (for a 16 ounce bottle, go with 6 ounces of lime juice + 6 ounces of water)
- Remaining part baking soda (for a 16-ounce bottle, this means 4 ounces)
Shake up the three ingredients in your spray bottle and then go to town! Yep, it’s really that easy. This stuff is completely chemical-free (Need to spray it on bedding? On your clothes? In your kitchen? No problem!), and the lime plus baking soda neutralizes odor like none other. What’s more: you can re-use your bottle over and over again – and your wallet, your health, and your smell-sensitive friends will thank you kindly.
Should have remembered that adding baking soda to an acid would create a reaction. and really, the author should have mentioned it. Double DUH!!
This is terrible. Made a volcano, huge lime-scented mess in my kitchen. Waste of lime juice. I will read comments before making this kind of thing going forward.