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Fall Scented Air Freshener

    • 3299 posts
    August 26, 2014 6:27 AM PDT

    I love using different scents for my house. I make my own rather than buiy commercial products. Here is one for fall..

    Fill a spray bottle with water, add four tablespoons of vinegar. Vinegar combats odor and used in small amounts, the smell will dissipitate quickly.

    10 drops of orange oil
    2 drops cinnamon oil
    2 drops nutmeg essential oil
    1 or 2 drops clove oil

    Spritz the air with your new air freshener but be careful not to let water drop onto surfaces that water can damage. I spritz curtains, fabric furniture and rugs in a room.

    You can experiment with the oils to get the right blend for you. Sometimes scent is a personal preference.


    DIY Fall Scented Air Freshener
    Fall Scented Air Freshener photo from Shutterstock

    This post was edited by admin at November 14, 2014 5:53 AM PST
    • 3299 posts
    September 7, 2015 8:56 AM PDT

    Bumping this one up for our fall community resources!

    • 3571 posts
    September 7, 2015 9:17 AM PDT

    that would smell very nice!  funny how all the fall stuff is so appealing now after a long hot summer here.

    • 3299 posts
    September 7, 2015 9:54 AM PDT

    I agree there! So looking forward to cooler days with a little breeze.


    • 165 posts
    September 7, 2015 1:50 PM PDT

    I like to cut up an apple, slice up a lemon or orange (or just use leftover peels, apple cores, etc.), add a cinnamon stick and a piece or two fo star anise, and put it all in a pan of water on the back of the stove, let it simmer... and it smells so awesome!

  • September 16, 2015 2:29 PM PDT

    I make a potpurri similar to the one spiderdust makes--water, citrus peels and/or apple/pear core, a dash of cinnamon and clovers.

    • 3299 posts
    September 16, 2015 5:59 PM PDT

    I have done those as well. I prefer the orange peels to apples. It gave a stronger scent that lasted longer.