Homemade Air Freshener ~ Odor Absorber

Homemade All Natural Air Freshener / Odor Absorber...get this and tons of other cleaning tips and tricks at mom4real.com

So, last week I shared my recipe for All Natural Fabric Refresher Spray, which is great for neutralizing odors in the air and fabrics, but sometimes you need something that will absorb odors without being so obvious, right?  Today I’m sharing a recipe for Homemade Air Freshener / Odor Absorber…you will not believe how easy it is to make, and it seriously helps pull the odor out of the air in the stinkiest of rooms.  These are great for bathrooms, baby rooms (next to the diaper pail), kitchen, closets and anywhere you may notice moisture or stink in the air!

You will need a 4oz mason jar, 1/2 cup of baking soda, 15 drops of essential oils in your scent of choice and some scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.

Trace a Mason Jar LidTo start, trace one of the mason jar lid inserts onto the paper of your choice.  I used some leftover wrapping paper.

Use baking soda and essential oils to make a homemade air freshener - odor absorber

Now take 1/2 cup of baking soda and place it inside of the mason jar.

Make your own odor absorber - air freshener using essential oils and baking soda

Now add 15 drops of essential oils.  I used lavendar oil.

Trace a mason jar lid onto paper to make a cute paper lid insert

Now place the paper circle that you cut out into the mason jar lid, leaving the metal insert out.  Place the lid onto the jar.

Place baking soda and essential oils in a mason jar to make your own odor absorbing air freshener

Now, gently shake the container until the essential oils and baking soda blend together.

How to make your own odor absorber in a jar

Take a sewing needle and poke holes in the paper.

That’s it folks!  Now place in your bathroom or room of choice!  It will not only leave a nice faint scent in the air, but the baking soda will also absorb any stink or moisture in the air as well!  Plus, it’s cute, and you can totally customize it with the paper of your choice so it will fit in with any room decor!

For more cleaning tips and tricks like How To Clean In Between The Glass On Your Oven Door , click HERE!

Essential Oils

I use essential oils in most of my homemade cleaning solutions and beauty products. I always use Young Living Essential Oils. You are in no way obligated to use them, but if you would like to find out more about them, the information is below. Please feel free to email me at jessica@mom4real.com if you have any questions!

Happy Cleaning! Below you will find all of the posts I have used my essential oils in, then below that, information on how you can purchase the oils for yourself!


I have completely fallen in love with essential oils and all the benefits they provide for the entire family.

I am so excited to be able to bring you an amazing deal on the Young Living starter kit with close to $70 worth of freebies!

Check it out now because this won’t be available after April 30th! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jessica@mom4real.com

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  1. says

    I was using the spray but that only masks the odor. I have 4 inside cats and 3 litter boxes. We clean it a few times a day use the spray (got that from HELOISE) but can still smell it. I made 2 tonight and will make 2 or as many jars as I can find. Great. I am going to buy a case of BAKING SODA. It works for mostly everything I see here on Pinterest. I love this Web site. You find out what the brilliant people do.

  2. d d says

    I appreciate the effort of spreading a recipe that does not involve nasty carcinogenic chemicals.

    However, mixing strong oils (or any liquid for that matter) with baking soda seems odd for two reasons. First, the baking soda naturally combats all odors, even pleasant ones such as oils. Second, the baking soda will clump with the oils, making the oil less effective than if it had direct contact with the air.

  3. Julianna says

    How long do these last before the baking soda and essential oils have to be replaced? I am also curious about the mixture of baking soda and essential oils working against each other chemically. I am interested to try this and see how it works.


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