Friday, May 25, 2012

Homemade Air Freshener

Welcome to my crazy week! I have too many projects right now with final party decorations, our wood floor is being installed which means my dining room table is in the kitchen (not a good thing), baking cupcakes and cookies, trying to finish my garden, working at my day job, and guests arriving tonight (won't they be surprised at this disaster - good thing it's my sister and her family because they'll understand!) If you've been following us for awhile you know I've been planning details of the graduation party but it seems like there are always last minute items to work on. Today I completed the most simple and fast little project that I've put together in a long time. I've seen this idea on pinterest and many blogs, so I tried it my way and it worked!
You will need:
A jar or container
Baking soda
Essential oil
I filled my jelly jar about halfway full with baking soda and added 25 drops of orange essential oil. I picked orange because it's fresh and reminds me of summer but you can use any kind. Put the lid on your jar and shake for about 30 seconds. I removed the lid and placed a doily over the top, put the outside rim back on the jar and over the doily, then added a ribbon around the rim. It smells great, I'm going to make a couple more for the bathrooms. When you're jar doesn't smell anymore, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon and use the mixture to clean your sinks. Just like grandma used to say, "waste not, want not." Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi


  1. Anonymous5/26/2012

    This might be a silly question, but what's a dolly?

  2. Not silly, a doily is a lace decoration, they can be handmade or you can buy them. I have 2 showing in my picture - one is over the jar and one is underneath the jar. My grandma used to make them - they are great for decorating! Thanks for the question and stopping by!