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Best Natural Air Fresheners You Can Make Yourself

The clean air experts at Aire Serv want to share some recipes for DIY natural air fresheners. Everyone wants their home to feel clean and be free of unpleasant odors, but many of the air fresheners on the market are made of harmful chemicals. Achieving clean air doesn’t require the use of chemicals, so try out these natural air freshener recipes!

Lemon-Rosemary Simmer opens in a new tab

This mixture is quick and simple to make. Let the ingredients simmer all day in a pot. The aroma will fill the house, and will be fresh for two days.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 lemon
  • Few sprigs of rosemary
  • ½ tsp of vanilla

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Essential oils and perfumes are common ways to scent a home. For a DIY approach to this air freshener, simply buy some small cubes of wood and place in a closed container. Pour some oil over the wood and shake it up. Let it sit overnight, and then enjoy the strong aroma in the morning!


  • Scented oil
  • Small wood cubes
  • Container with lid

Orange Peel Candles opens in a new tab

These candles are bright and cheery, perfect for the summer months. They are also recycled and easy to make. Begin by cutting the orange in half. Take a knife and run it around the edges of the orange, without removing the inside stem (the white piece that rest in the center). Take a fork and scrape out the inside of the orange. Then pour oil ¾ of the way full and let it sit for 45 minutes. Light the orange with a candle lighter and enjoy!


  • 1 orange
  • Knife
  • Oil (canola, vegetable or olive)
  • Candle lighter

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This air freshener is another great way to utilize natural items like fresh fruit. First insert the cloves into the citrus at points of an arrow, diamond or other shape, spacing them evenly around the fruits. Wrap cord/string around each clove head to form the desired shape. Tie off and cut the cord once completed.


  • Whole dried cloves
  • Oranges, grapefruits or lemons
  • Beading cord, 0.5 mm

For more information about clean and fresh air in your home, contact Aire Serv today!