What are moms obsessed with?
Cleanliness, I guess.
In one of my blog journey’s I spotted a DIY by one blogger who turned a mason jar into a baking soda plus essential oil air freshener (I didn’t bookmark it, cause I didn’t think I will actually make one ~ sorry!).
Wait! I found it!
I got the original idea from a super lovely blog called “The complete guide to imperfect homemaking” (thank you, thank you, thank you).
The DIY stayed with me until it was time to visit mom in my original home country, so I quickly decorated an empty jar with burlap, twine, cut-outs, and Syrian cotton (aka, Sayeh) – using white glue & glue gun to attach the different parts.
My mom flipped. She loved it. When she saw this jar, she was like, “Wow, you made this?” (heheheh). The smell of the jar’s contents was also a nice surprise.
How to make a homemade deodorizer
I’m not into quantities, so here is a rough estimation of what went into the jar:
- fill 3/4 of the jar with baking soda
- add 7-9 drops of good-quality essential oil. I used Musk from an Italian brand. Musk has a subtle way of deodorizing, you smell it, enjoy its effect, but it’s not over-powering like other stronger scents. I’d also go for Rose, Orange Blossom, and of course, Lavender.
- use a wooden stick or, in my case, a clean Popsicle stick to mash the essential oil into the baking soda.
- shake it up, and you’re ready to go
Sprinkle this in any room and you will have instant freshness oozing from every corner.
You can sprinkle some in your cat’s litter box, in smelly shoes (hehehe), on the carpet, inside closets. The beautiful scent will make you feel you are in a spa resort, giving you an instant transformation of mood and ambiance.
To dramatize the jar, I used one of my handmade crochet baskets, I simply belted it around the jar, and placed a wooden Popsicle stick inside the mini-basket to inspire mom to make her own deodorizer once the jar contents were scattered all over the house.
Try it! You will never want to buy ready-made deodorizers after you’ve tried this one.
It’s super easy, and, well, very economic, too; you won’t need more than a few pinches of scented baking soda to transform a whole room into a piece of heaven-smelling shelter.
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