Delightful Country Cookin’ posted instructions for making a homemade gel air freshener with an estimated cost of $0.99. Spending hours in a room with harmful chemicals in the air from your purchased air freshener may be the cause of headaches or a foggy mind.
I use baking soda in my fridge to help absorb smells. You can also make a baking soda liquid air freshener using this homemade air freshener recipe from Homemade Mamas. With baking soda, water, and lemon juice as the only ingredients, you likely already have each of these ingredients on hand. I’ll have to see if my cats are sensitive to lemon because this may work well as an alternative to the baking soda spray I purchased for freshening the air around their litter box.
If you’d like to make your own Febreeze, Homemade Mamas also posted about a recipe using water, baking soda, and fabric softener. However, some readers posted in the comments section that fabric softener has harmful ingredients. I followed a link provided by reader VeggieMommie to this fabric softener alternative.
When reading through the comments on the above post on Money Saving Queen’s site, one reader wrote that she uses balled up foil instead of fabric sheets to prevent static electricity. My oldest cat loves playing with foil balls. I have to supervise him so that he doesn’t try to eat it.
What tips do you have to share about saving money and making your own air fresheners?