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Make your own essential oil air freshener and avoid the low-quality and fake scents of most commercial air fresheners.
Creating an aromatherapy room fragrance spray can be as simple as mixing your favorite essential oil(s) and water in a spray bottle. In general, use 30 to 50 drops of essential oil, depending on the strength of the oil and how strong you want the spray, for each 1/2 cup of water.
Water and essential oils separate, so you must shake the spray vigorously before using. Or you can add a solubilizer, such as Polysorbate 80 or Solubol, to the spray to help disperse the oils.
Follow these guidelines:
All the essential oil air freshener blends in this article are for use in 1/2 cup of water.
These sprays use air cleaning essential oils.
Sources: Pure Scents for Well Being and Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
Here are more ways to make a clean air essential oil blend.
Source: 500 Formulas For Aromatherapy (This book also has more blends in each category.)
As an alternative to an essential oil room spray, you can freshen the air by diffusing a few drops of your favorite essential oil using an essential oil diffuser.
Another alternative is to saturate cotton balls with an essential oil and place the balls in the corners of a room, in cupboards, in drawers, or in out-of-the-way places. Or add a fresh scent to your home by using essential oils for cleaning.
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