Crafty DIY: Perfect gift for mom ~ baking soda deodorizer in a jar

22 Aug

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.

I took this picture while the white glue was still wet. Like Mod Podge, white glue dries clear…

Jar design

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.

Ciao belle (tutorials & DIY)


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8 Responses to “Crafty DIY: Perfect gift for mom ~ baking soda deodorizer in a jar”

  1. bv October 29, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

  2. Crissy Hottell September 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

    • Karboojeh October 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      Umm, you sound like an automated msg, but nonetheless, you’re most welcome to use any of the ideas here – just plz do credit my jewelry if you happen to re-blog them :)

  3. fashiondiy101 August 26, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    wow! looks soo amazing..imma do that too!<3 btw.. do you mind if ask your real name?:)


    • Karboojeh August 26, 2011 at 3:52 am #

      hey Jena… glad you liked the tutorial, and I hope you tried it as you said you would, cause it’s really worth the try…
      Hahaha, as for my real name.Well, I’ll answer that under your comment on “handmade necklaces” in the menu :)


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