Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oil & Herbs
Sometimes our houses get a little smelly. Whether it’s a stinky trash can under the sink or your bathroom (for obvious reasons) making your own homemade air freshener is the perfect way to fight the stank.
When I was a kid my family always had a can of your average store bought aerosol bathroom air freshener sitting on the toilet tank ready to “freshen” up the bathroom at a moments notice. Those sprays never seemed to do anything to get rid of the odor. They just added a sickly sweet smell into the mix, and ended up making the room smell worse.
Try making this homemade air freshener as an alternative to aerosols from the store. It doesn’t just work for bathrooms, it’s great under the sink, in the fridge, in a closet, cupboard, or anywhere else that stinks. Not only does it put off a pleasant aroma, but it absorbs all the bad smells too. Give it a shot and see for yourself.
Time: 5 min.
Homemade Carpet Freshener
I’ve already made one homemade carpet freshener on The Homemade Experiment, but I’ve also seen this other recipe around the internet so I wanted to try it out. The only difference between the two is that this recipe also uses borax powder. I am completely happy with the other carpet powder recipe, but I want to include this one for the sake of variety and comparison. As of now I can’t say if one is better than the other, but I can say that they have both worked for me.
This is a good homemade natural solution for freshening up the carpeting in you home without much work, or having to cover your carpeting with chemicals that may or may not be left behind by your vacuum cleaner. This powder works equally well on rugs, just be a little more careful so you don’t suck your rug into your vacuum cleaner (trust me, I’ve learned this from experience).
Time: 5 mins.
- Quick DIY Mason Jar Shaker -
Here is a great way to make your own diy mason jar shaker, and best of all it costs next to nothing to make. My grandma gave me a bunch of her old mason jars, and I’ve been trying to find some good uses for them, and this fits the bill. These homemade shakers are great because you can make them in any size that you want and can be used for anything from spice shakers to homemade carpet freshener.
Making your own shakers is a great alternative to buying a new shaker, especially as an alternative to plastic. Don’t worry if you don’t have any mason jars laying around you can also use any glass jar with a metal lid.
Time: 5 min.
- Scented Homemade Carpet Freshener Powder -
This homemade carpet freshener is another great example for just how handy baking soda is around the house, and how it’s certainly not just for baking.
Carpet gets dirty, that’s unavoidable. Every day as we come home we bring a little bit of the outside world into our homes on the soles of our shoes. Vacuuming will suck up all the dirt and grime that finds it’s way into carpet, but over time carpet can get smelly. Having feet, house pets, and who knows what else on it will eventually leave your carpeting smelling a little less than fresh.
Never fear! A good carpet freshening powder can work wonders on your carpet and leave it smelling better than the day you bought it. Here’s how to make your own diy carpet freshener powder.
Also read, homemade carpet freshener made with borax powder for a slightly more complicated carpet freshener.
Time: 5 min.
- Fast and Easy Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser -
OK, here’s a really quick tip to make your house smell awesome with a homemade essential oil diffuser. If the idea of little wax particles and smoke floating around your house is a turn off, smoky incense bugs you, or if you just want to try something new to make your house smell great this diffuser is for you.
You might take one look at the picture above and think to yourself that it doesn’t look like a diffuser. Well, that’s true, it doesn’t look like a “normal” diffuser. It doesn’t have reeds or a candle burning under a little tray of oil. However it is a diffuser because it does disperse small quantities of the essential oil into the air, which after all is all we really want.
It is really easy to do at any time, and without having to buy anything new or special, and that’s something I like. So without further ado, here’s how you can make your own homemade diffuser.
Time: 5 min.
Posted in Home
Tagged essential oil
Here’s Six Easy Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipes
There aren’t a ton of homemade deodorant powder recipes around, so I scoured the internet and found a few awesome homemade deodorant powder recipes.
I haven’t tried out all of these recipes myself yet, but they all use basic non-chemically ingredients that should all mix together to fight odor, and absorb moisture. I will definitely be trying out many, if not all, of these recipes over time, and will make updates as I do.
Now pick a recipe and start fighting odor without a ton of chemicals smeared in your armpits all day! Continue reading
Posted in Hygiene
- How To Make Your Vintage Book Prints -
I’ve been seeing these book prints around a lot lately. They’re all over Pinterest and the rest of the internet. You can even buy them on Etsy from $5 to $15. Well, I’m a little cheap, and I figured I could probably make my own. Long story short I figured out how to quickly and easily make my own vintage dictionary art print.
Time: 10 – 25 min.
- How To Use A Moka Pot -
If you are a coffee lover like me you might have found yourself wondering how to use a moka pot from time to time. I love coffee, I might even drink a little too much, but I keep on drinking because it’s just too darn good. For that reason I’m always open for a new, interesting, and tasty way of brewing coffee.
For years I’ve seen moka pots lying around stashed away in grandparents cupboards or for sale at a garage sale. However, I never ever, not even once, saw anyone use a one to make coffee with. So, I finally decided to get myself a moka pot and start making espresso on my stove; here’s how to use a moka pot…
Time: 5 – 10 min.
Posted in Coffee, Drink
- How To Fail At Making Homemade Soda -
I decided to try to make homemade soda for a couple of reasons. I am trying to steer clear of high fructose corn syrup, and most commercial sodas have too much sugar. I wanted to try to make my own soda that was healthier, tastier, and fun to make.
My first homemade soda was a complete failure. And by failure I mean that it is completely and totally undrinkable. Continue reading
- How to Make Homemade Dry Shampoo -
Making homemade dry shampoo is really really easy, which is great since dry shampoo can be really handy in a pinch.
The homemade dry shampoo recipe is perfect for anyone out there who doesn’t want to wash their hair everyday because shampoo is hard on their hair, for those who want a way to stay clean while they’re camping, or for anyone who has run out of shampoo and aren’t in the mood to make their own wet shampoo or for a trip to the store.
Time: 2 min.