When it comes to air fresheners, one of the most versatile ingredients that you can try out is vanilla. Not only is it easily available, you can also blend it with an array of other ingredients to create something that is easy to spray and use. Also, the vanilla is known for getting rid of insects and bugs with its natural odor. All that you need to do here is apply a bit of creativity and get started.
Here Are 5 Easy To Try Recipes For You-
Regular Vanilla Spray
For making a simple and classic regular vanilla air freshener, you just have to mix together 1 cup of water along with 3-4 spoons of vanilla essence or even the extract or essential oils. Then take a mist bottle or any other spray bottle. Mix together the ingredients well and shake them. Now use as desired, but do remember to shake them well.
Vanilla Air Freshener Using Pods
If you have some spare vanilla pods or even their peels sitting at home being wasted, then why not make some better use for them. There are two ways of going about it. Firstly, you can crush them out well and then boil in 2 cups of water. Boil till water is reduced to one cup. And the second would be to let them soak overnight in very hot water then puree them or blend them. Here you just need 1 cup of boiling hot water. In both cases, cool and strain the liquid then use as desired.
Lavender and Vanilla Air Freshener
This is a classic combination for those who want to avoid spray fresheners in their home. All that you have to do here is dry out the lavender flowers or even use dried ones. Using a mortar and pestle, make sure that you crush out both the ingredients well. Then tie up in a muslin cloth and hang around the house to get a natural whiff.
Orange And Vanilla Air Freshener
For this recipe, take 1 cup of hot water and mix it up with 2-3 spoons of essential orange oils and vanilla oils. Then shake well and use it in a spray bottle. Alternatively, you can add some orange zest too.
Peppermint, Coconut and Vanilla Air Freshener
Take 1/4 cup of coconut oil and heat well. Add 2-3 spoons of peppermint oil and vanilla essence or essential oils. Then add some distilled water here to get a thinner consistency. Put in spray bottle and use as desired.