4 DIY Natural Air Fresheners That Actually Work


Priyanka Uppal / YouTube


In need of some air fresheners, but don’t want a ton of chemicals in your home? Well, here’s the DIY for you: natural air fresheners you’re guaranteed to love!


Drawer Sachets

You can freshen up any small space with scented sachets. I find that my clothes smell better with these in the drawers, and since they’re super easy to make, you can put them everywhere.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own.

  • white rice
  • dried herb of choice (she uses lavender)
  • essential oil(s)
  • drawstring bags/sachets

Start with your rice and add 10-12 drops of your essential oils. You can raise or lower the amount depending on what you prefer. Then, add your herb or flowers and put in in your bags.

Now they’re ready to use. Easy!

Moth Repellent Bags

It’s no secret that moths are pests. It’s also no secret that moth balls are filled with chemicals that are absolutely awful for you. So how do you get rid of moths without them?

Make your own! These natural moth repellent bags will keep all of your clothes safe, guaranteed. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

  • cloves
  • bay leaves
  • pepper corns (whole)
  • cinnamon sticks
  • dried lavender (optional for scent)
  • essential oil of choice (optional for scent)
  • cotton balls (optional for scent)
  • drawstring bags

Take equal parts of all of your herbs and mix them together, lightly crushing your cinnamon sticks and tearing up your bay leaves. Add these to your bag.

Add your essential oil (10-12 drops) to a cotton ball, then add that to the bag if you’d like. Then you’re done!

Odor Absorber

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things still smell in certain spaces. Whether it’s a fridge, a bathroom, or somewhere else, odor absorbers can really come in handy!

That’s where this DIY comes in. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • mason jar with holed lid or salt/pepper shakers
  • baking soda
  • essential oil(s)
  • dried herbs or flowers (optional)
  • decorative stones (optional)

This one is pretty self explanatory: add 10-12 drops of essential oil to your baking soda, and dump into your jar. Then you’re done! Add anything else you’d like in the list above for some variation.

Room Spray

  • essential oil(s) of choice
  • epsom salt or witch hazel
  • water
  • spray bottle

Start by adding 10-12 drops of your essential oil(s) to either 1 tsp. of epsom salt or witch hazel. Then, add this to a spray bottle with water. That’s it, you’re done and ready to spray it anywhere!


Check out the video below by Priyanka Uppal to learn more about these DIYs. I know I’ll be using all of these!