Every room retains odor, especially if it has a lot of furniture. Don’t you just hate to have a smelly home? No matter how clean it is, the smell just won’t go away! In such cases, most people use air fresheners. Yes, they are a kind of a solution, but they can be very harmful to your health, increasing the risk of diseases, from asthma to cancer. Luckily enough, the commercially sold air fresheners can be substituted with homemade, more natural fresheners. In this article, we show you how to make your own air freshener, which is way cheaper and it protects the health and environment.

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People become literally obsessed with this air freshener! It smells amazing, it’s safe for use and very cool-looking. And yet, it’s simple and easy to make! So, let’s begin!

Homemade Air Freshener Gel

For the preparation, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite essential oil
  • ½ tablespoon of salt
  • Food-grade coloring, of your choosing (optional)
  • 1 small jar


Pour the gelatin in the warm water and leave it for a minute of two. Then, stir the mixture with a spoon. Transfer the resulting liquid into the jar and add two tablespoons of your favorite essential oil. Mix the liquid with a spoon, to get a consistent mixture.

Next, add the food-grade color of your choosing, to make the air freshener more interesting. Give it a quick mix, to get an evenly colored mixture. In the end, add the salt and mix. The salt will prevent the formation of mold into the gel. Once you’re done, leave the jar at a room temperature for 24 hours. When the time passes, the liquid will turn into a gel.

Now, you can put the jar into any room you want. It will last for about six weeks. After this, you need to throw it away and make a new one.

Pretty amazing, right?

For more info on how to make this air fresher gel, watch the video below: