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DIY Peppermint And Lemon Gel Air Freshener

There is nothing better than walking into a room and having a fresh scent of gel air freshener welcoming you in. I love to have my home smelling wonderful all year long. If you use air fresheners in your home, you know it can get pricey if you are always buying them at a local store. All you need is a few simple ingredients to help you and save a few dollars and you can have your very own Peppermint and Lemon Gel Air Freshener in your home.

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Essential Oil Air Freshener

There are 2 ways to create your homemade air fresheners. The first is with water and essential oils, and the second is liquid potpourri and this recipe calls for oils. Essential oils are concentrated extracts of various plants. Practitioners use them in natural and alternative health practices, such as aromatherapy and naturopathy. Almost everyone is using essential oils these days for many different reasons, such as an air freshener with essential oils. It is dangerous to swallow essential oils. Not only are essential oils extremely concentrated, but they can also irritate the sensitive cells inside the body. Those with sensitive skin should also beware of skin irritations. Read more about Essential oil Contraindications

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Mason Jar Gel Air Freshener Gifts

Creating your own DIY gel air freshener is a good way to know what is in it and can make it any scent you want without it being overpowering. Peppermint and lemon are a great combination to help keep the air fresh and your nose clear. Air fresheners with essential oils are easy to make so you will be able to make quite a few in no time at all.

These DIY air fresheners will make the perfect gifts for any occasion and you can customize them by adding silk flowers, charms, or even fresh mint for an added touch. When you have made your mason jar air freshener, you will be able to decorate the jar with a label or maybe even a bow.

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Peppermint and Lemon Gel Air Freshener

If you need more ideas for using essential oils, check out Fire Starter Pine cones or Homemade Essential Oil gifts.

Homemade gel air freshener recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: Overnight
  • Makes: 2
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Gel air freshener ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 packets of gelatin (about 3 tsp) – I used the Knox brand for this.
  • 15 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Food colouring (yellow)

Equipment Needed

How to make gel air freshener

Bloom the gelatin in the water for 5 minutes before stirring. Add essential oils to the coconut oil and then stir into the gelatin. Add in food colouring if wanted. You can also leave this natural coloured as well if you prefer.

Be sure to use caution with essential oils. Some can be harmful if swallowed or abrasive on your skin. Use with caution, and it is always suggested to use good quality oils.  

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Let set overnight add lid once finished to disperse smell. These should last for a couple weeks, with the scent being most strong at first.

I hope you enjoyed my DIY Gel Air Freshener as much as I did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other crafts!

DIY Peppermint And Lemon Gel Air Freshener

DIY Peppermint And Lemon Gel Air Freshener

Yield: 2

All you need is a few simple ingredients including essential oils to help make this DIY gel air freshener in your home.

Materials

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 packets of gelatin (about 3 tsp) – I used the Knox brand for this.
  • 15 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Food colouring (yellow)
  • 2 Small mason jars
  • 2 Mason Jar Frog Lid Inserts

Instructions

Bloom the gelatin in the water for 5 minutes before stirring. Add essential oils to the coconut oil and then stir into the gelatin. Add in food colouring if wanted. You can also leave this natural coloured as well if you prefer.

Be sure to use caution with essential oils. Some can be harmful if swallowed or abrasive on your skin. Use with caution, and it is always suggested to use good quality oils.  

Let set overnight add lid once finished to disperse smell. These should last for a couple weeks, with the scent being most strong at first.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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    • With the Mason Jar Frog Lid I just leave it on like that all the time. If you don’t want to use it as much, put a regular Mason jar lid.

    • I would definitely not use olive oil because it has a sent. I have never tried it with vegetable oil, so hard to say. You would need to try it and see.

  1. This would be so great to make with my granddaughter to give to her great aunts when she is here visiting this summer.

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