Botanical Air Freshner
Treat yourself to the mood of nature
Botanical air freshner is a wonderful way to say goodbye frost and hello spring! I get really excited towards the end of winter. We finally get to see some green outside and birds chirping on branches in the morning! My parents have this stunning garden where you want to sit for EVER just eating, listening to the sounds of nature and calm your mind. The trees and plants will infuse you with the divine fragrance of spring! It’s definitely something you’ll love to recreate for your home as well, the fresh scent of early spring breeze and nature.
Fresh scent throughout the home
Every time you come to someones home the scent of it instantly hits you as you walk through the door. It’s nice to give some thought to this signature and make your home smell fresh and relaxing. I use different kinds of scented candles and soaps to infuse a floral mood in my home. Another great option are essential oils and there are many options to choose from. I’m a fan of light and clean scents like lavender or fresh cotton. My favourites is Carena.
Carena essential oil has a floral scent and it’s a combination of lilies, lilacs and rose. It’s amazing for DIY botanical air freshner that we’ll be making today!
More DIY and Homemade projects to enjoy:
- Natural Beeswax Lemon Candles DIY
- Handmade Bookmarks
- Fall Home Decor – FREE Autumn Wall Art Printable
- Fabric Dye Naturally with Black Beans
- Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Mending DIY
- Making Yarn From Recycled Fabric
Botanical Air Freshner
- 130 mls of water (distilled or filtered)
- 20 mls of vodka (in general vodka is a good choice as clear scentless alcohol with percentage of 80 and above but you can also use grain alcohol, it mainly preserves the mixture and helps to spread the scent molecules)
- 12 drops of Carena essential oil (or separate lilac, lily and rose essential oils, 4 drops each)
- 8 drops of lavender essential oil
- dried lavender
- dried chamomile blossoms for tea (optional)
- fresh decoration flowers (I popped over to my local florist and got a couple of branches that she uses to complement regular cut flowers, the important thing is choosing something that is not too aromatic and ideally on a drier side so that it won’t add any unwanted scent to the blend)
- a glass spray bottle (similar 100ml bottle available here, also a square option here)
Begin by mixing the water, vodka and essential oils together and pour the mixture into a clean glass spray bottle. To measure the alcohol I used an old 5ml measuring syringe from my son’s Ibuprofen syrup.
Cut dried lavender and the decoration flowers just long enough so they can fit nicely inside the bottle. Then gently push them in, blooms facing up. You can also add a few dried chamomile blossoms for more colourful look and even more of the gentle floral scent (makes the mixture yellowy).
You can decorate or label the bottle using tape, rustic string or silver thread, you can also attach fresh herbs. And you’re done! Spritz each room a couple of times, I usually find this sufficient and lasting!