DIY: Natural Room Scents

DIY Natural Room Scents

Purchasing candles and plug in wallflowers can add up really quick. Especially when you account for the refills and how quickly your home can go through them. Even with wax melts, I find myself going through them at fast rates and that adds up really quick! Not to mention all the chemicals that are in most air fresheners – it’s just a whole lot of no good! Especially with people with allergies and asthma. Definitely something to stay away from!

So, why not create your own home scents that will last longer than your plug in wall flower and be safe for you and your family? I think it’s a win win. Not to mention the dollars that go back into your wallet!

These scents will make your house smell amazing and your guests will not want to leave, trust me. This is tried and true and practiced on my hubby! He couldn’t get enough of it! 

I wanted to keep the supply list simple on this one. Most of this you can find around your house or even by taking a walk in your neighborhood! This method of air freshener saves me about $150 a year!

Here’s 4 natural room scent recipes that will leave you drooling and save money at the same time!

General Procedure:

You can combine the ingredients and 1 cup of water into a pot on the stove and bring to a boil and then lower heat to a low simmer. Once semi-cooled,  add ingredients into a mason jar or glass container and place in the room you want to enjoy it in!

Spring is in the Air:

Lemon, rosemary, and vanilla extract.

Summer Nights:

Lime, thyme, mint, and vanilla extract


Orange, clove, and almond extract.

Christmas Time:

Pine or cedar twigs, bay leaves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Storing Them:

You can even make these ingredients ahead of time and store them for when guests come over. Simply add ingredients to a mason jar and place in fridge for up to one week. If you want to freeze them for longer, add the dry ingredients (just not the water) and place in freezer for up to a month. When you’re ready for guests, add hot water to your frozen scents.

Note: The stovetop method works best for spreading the smell from room to room.

Easy to make, cost effective, and most ingredients can be found around your house. Not a bad plan, right?

I’m sure you could come up with your own scent if you wanted to! Let me know what your new combination was in the comments below!