Why spend your hard earned money on expensive air freshener when you can easily make your own gel air freshener? The best part of making your own gel air freshener is that you can customize it with fragrance and colors of your choice. They will keep your bathrooms and closets free from unpleasant odor throughout the year. To avoid the hassle of rushing to the stores every time you run out of your air freshener here is a simple gel air freshener recipe that the frugal homemaker in you will love to make.
Homemade Gel Air Freshener Recipe
Supplies You Will Need
For this gel air freshener recipe, you will need four packets of unflavored gelatin, two cups of water, one to two drops of food coloring and 15 to 20 drops of aromatherapy essential oil of your choice.
How to Make
Pour one cup of water in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add gelatin and stir until the gelatin dissolves in the water. Remove the saucepan from the stove and add another cup of water and stir the mixture. Now add the essential oil and food coloring to the mixture and gently stir to combine the ingredients. Pour the mixture in a jar and keep the jar aside for a few days to allow the gelatin to set.
Long Lasting Gel Air Freshener
Molds often grow on the gel air freshener and reduce the longevity of the air freshener. To protect your gel air freshener from mold, add a tablespoon of mold inhibitor to the gelatin and water mixture. Mold inhibitors easily available in your home are salt and vodka.
To add more color to your gel air freshener, arrange gels of different colors on top of each other to form multi-layered gels. You can even embellish the gel with shells and dried flowers.
Alternative Gel Air Freshener Recipe
You can even make gel air freshener with liquid potpourri. For this recipe, you will need two cups of liquid potpourri, two tablespoons of salt and four packets of unflavored gelatin.
Heat one cup of liquid potpourri. Dissolve the salt and gelatin in the potpourri and add the second cup of liquid potpourri. Stir the ingredients. Remove from heat and add the food coloring. Pour the mixture in a heat proof glass jar and allow it to set.