How to make an air freshener with essential oils

A little water and a few drops of some essential oils can help you banish the stale smells that tend to gather in the corners of a house. Many combinations of oils will get the job done. Experiment with cinnamon and pine for an outdoorsy scent, or try to warm bright notes of orange, clove, and sandalwood.


You will need:

1/2 to 1 cup of water 

8 drops eucalyptus essential oil

8 drops lemon essential oil

8 drops tea tree essential oil

1 Amber glass spray bottle (can order on Amazon)


Be aware that essential oils can eat through plastic. Use only glass bottles with metal lids to store your oils. Also, essential oils should come in dark glass bottles usually amber or cobalt to filter out the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and other sources. Oils will deteriorate if they are exposed to direct sunlight or to overhead lighting that includes the UV spectrum.


  1. Add the water and eucalyptus, lemon, and tea tree essential oils to an 8 ounce glass or metal spray bottle, and shake well.
  2. Mist this blend around the house wherever it will do the most good.



As with all air fresheners, if you plan to apply the spray directly to a piece of furniture, spot test the material first to be sure the mixture won’t mar or discolor your favorite recliner or ottoman.


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Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled November 28, 2018



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