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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P ArtistryNatural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

It’s time for a good old-fashioned Home Hack. I like to make Homemade products when I can because it is safer for the environment and lighter on my wallet. This Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer recipe is both. The key to making these items at home is to know what to expect from the final product. Most store-bought products have artificial colors and fragrances that are enhanced to last longer and smell stronger. Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.

Recipe

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

1 8 oz or smaller jar with canning lid
Burlap to fit lid (Can use decorative paper and poke lots of holes)
1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
1 tbsp Lavender dried
5 – 15 drops essential oil depending on scent strength
Scissors
Pencil

Step 1

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda.

Baking soda absorbs and helps to eliminate unwanted odors. It is a good idea to place an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb food odors. Do Not Use The refrigerator baking soda for cooking once stored in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance.

Step 3

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only.

Step 4

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.

Step 5

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside.

Step 6

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out.

If you do not have burlap you can use a piece of decorative paper and poke holes in it to let the scent through.

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal.

Step 7

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up.

Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.

Do you have a favorite natural way to freshen the air in your favorite room?

 

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
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Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
Print Recipe
Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance. Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only. Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  2. Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside. Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out. Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal. Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air.
  3. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up. Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.
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Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

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For today’s beauty hack I decided to share one of my favorite all natural bath scrubs. All you need are three ingredients to create a luxuriously soothing Chocolate and Coconut bath scrub and soak. Making the scrub/soak yourself is Continue reading

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I love the convenience of cleaning wipes but they can be really expensive. If you worry about the ingredients in cleansers they can also be chemical mine fields. My biggest advice when finding natural or homemade cleaners is to do your research. You do not want to mix cleansers even natural ones if you do not know the chemical reaction they have when mixed. Also not all natural cleaners are antibacterial or kill germs. Bleach and water is still the best cleanser out there for disinfecting a surface. Vinegar is great for cleaning and breaking down stains but it does not kill all germs. If you want to check call your local environmental agency or health department.

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Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

The winter is the worst time for dry skin. I feel like I go through tubs of moisturizer in February alone. In Nashville February is the worst month for cold weather. The ice moves in and the town shuts down for a few days. Yes Ice, People tend to make fun of the south because a snow flake falls and immediately the stores are out of milk, eggs, bread, and beer.  We don’t have wine in grocery stores here. (yet… that’s another post) The thing is it’s not the snow that makes us freak out. It is the ICE! The ice that causes roads to be slick and people to slide into one another like bumper cars at the fair. The Ice that, last year, caused us to have no power for a week at a time, and the pipes to freeze three times.

I would love to have snow, the light fluffy stuff you can make a snowman with. I haven’t made a real snowman since I was 12. Snow Balls are ice-covered missiles that can give you a concussion. I don’t want the awful snow that the North (hehe – yes The North, I did not say Yankees.) had last year. I don’t know what I would do if I saw that much snow.

Why talk about snow and ice now? Because last week it was 70 degrees outside and this week it is freezing. In a matter of 3 days we went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to full winter garb and it is beginning to sleet. Everyone is sick. It will warm up again after Christmas a little and then freeze.

Now is the time to start intensive moisturizing. This recipe is super simple and you can personalize it however you like.

Ingredients:

Peppermint Rose Sugar scrub

1 cup Sugar

1/3 cup coconut oil

Food coloring (not necessary)

1/4 cup olive oil (for extra moisture)

Scented oil or extract. I used rose oil and peppermint extract.

Jar or container (air tight)

For a dryer scrub

The Printable labels

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Pour the sugar, coconut oil, coloring, and scent into a bowl.

I recommend a color safe bowl. The food coloring can stain. Add a few drops of color and scent to start and add more as needed. The color will intensify and brighten as it absorbs into the oils and sugar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Mix well with a fork. Your body heat melts the coconut oil when you apply it to your skin. The mix looks dry when mixing.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

For a more liquid mix add the olive oil

The scent will change if you add olive oil because the olive oil has its own earthy smell. You will have to adjust the intensity of the scent with trial and error. Always start with less and add more as needed.

Mix well and pour it into the jar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Add a Label

I am a huge Harry Potter Fan (geek) so I thought I would add a little fun with my labels and I made a Floo Powder label for the dry scrub and a PolyJuice Potion label for the liquid scrub.I then proceeded to add the wrong labels to the jars. My friends will understand. And love me anyway.

I used a ball jar and cut a circle of glitter tape to cover the top of the lid for added detail. (It looks magical.) And used packing tape to secure the label.  The Harry Potter theme is also the inspiration for the green coloring.

What are your favorite moisturizer  scents and colors?

Feel free to download these labels for gifting your Sugar scrub.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

 

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Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients Dry mix do not add olive oil Creamy mix add olive oil.
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