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How to make air freshener at home

Making your air freshener gel at home is a simple and cost-effective way to add a pleasant fragrance to your living space.

Homemade air freshener

Here's a basic recipe you can follow:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup distilled water
  2. 1 tablespoon salt
  3. 1-2 packets of unflavored gelatin
  4. Essential oils of your choice
  5. Food coloring (optional)
  6. Heat-resistant container(s)
  7. Heat source (stove or microwave)
  8. Stirring utensil

Instructions:

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Prepare containers:

  • Choose heat-resistant containers or jars that will serve as the mold for your air freshener gel.
  • Make sure the containers are clean and dry.

Heat water:

  • Boil 1 cup of distilled water on the stove or in the microwave.

Add gelatin:

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  • Gradually add 1-2 packets of unflavored gelatin to the boiling water while stirring continuously.
  • Continue stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Add salt:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the gelatin-water mixture and stir until the salt is dissolved. The salt helps to preserve the gel and extend its shelf life.

Cool the mixture:

  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before proceeding to the next step.
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Add essential oils:

  • Once the mixture has cooled a bit, add your choice of essential oils for fragrance.
  • Start with around 20-30 drops of essential oil, but you can adjust the amount based on your preference.
  • Stir well to ensure the even distribution of the essential oil.

Add color (Optional):

  • If you want to add color to your air freshener gel, add a few drops of food coloring. This step is entirely optional and can be skipped if you prefer a clear gel.
  • Stir until the color is evenly distributed.

Pour into containers:

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  • Carefully pour the gelatin mixture into your prepared containers or jars.
  • Leave some space at the top to prevent spills when the gel sets.

Cool and set:

  • Allow the gel to cool to room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator for a few hours or until it has completely set.

Use:

  • Once the gel has set, it's ready to use. Place the containers in different areas of your home to enjoy the pleasant fragrance.
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The fragrance may fade over time, and you can refresh it by adding more essential oils as needed. Additionally, store your homemade air freshener gel in a cool place to prevent it from melting in warm temperatures.

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