I found the idea to make these air fresheners while wandering around Pinterest the other day. Natural products that I already have on hand = pretty smelling room? I'm in!
Gel Air Freshener
What you need:
- 2 c. water
- 1 ounce unflavored gelatin
- 30 or so drops of essential oils
- 1 T. salt
Start by picking out which essential oil you want to use. I didn't have too many "pretty" scents on hand but I did find a pure orange that I use to add to scent my cleaners. I got my oils from Azure Standard but Mountain Rose Herbs also has a very good variety. You can use any combination you want but after looking through Mountain Rose Herbs I might try a combo of grapefruit/ginger next time!
Bring to a boil 1 cup water. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and whisk well. Make sure you are adding the gelatin slowly and getting it incorpoated in well or it will leave clumps. Also, learn from my mistakes and don't try to photo yourself adding the gelatin in, you will not be able to stir at all and may have to start over.
As far as my gelatin goes...you can add those little packets that are kinda expensive at the grocery store.
Add in the second cup of water and the salt and mix well. Turn off the heat.
Add about 30 drops (depends on how strong you want the freshener to smell) to the bottom of your jar. You can use any glass jar, this would be a great way to use up old baby food jars!
Add in the gelatin mixture on top of the oils and stir well. Let it cool until the gel firms up.
Place in the room or area you'd like to smell pretty, that's it!
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