Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Homemade Holiday Air Fresheners

Tis the season!!! The smells of apple pie, gingerbread cookies, and pumpkin spice latte fill the room and give us a big ole holiday hug.

A holiday hug full of carcinogens like benzene and toluene!!!

Nobody wants that. Not you. Not Grandma. Not sweet little Aunt Suzy. Not even your naughty nephew. But I can tell you what they do want...

A holiday smell that won't give them a headache.

Make your own nontoxic homemade holiday air fresheners with these simple steps

Candles and rooms sprays are some of the most toxic products you can have in your home. Heck, all air fresheners are just a hot mess and it's mainly because of the dangers of artificial fragrance! But candles have one more important ingredient that can cause havoc in your body: paraffin wax.

If you have respiratory problems, headaches or are just sensitive to smells-- you may have trouble even going near a store that sells scented products. It's the chemicals! So why not make your a nontoxic holiday air fresheners instead?!

Remember to purchase top-grade essential oils because those cheap quality ones are no better than artificial fragrances! 

My Nose Thanks You Spray
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 oz vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel with alcohol
  • 6 drops Thieves
  • 3 drops Orange
Apple Pie Spray
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 oz vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel with alcohol
  • 4 drops Cinnamon
  • 4 drops Clove
  • 4 drops of Ginger
  • 1 drop of Nutmeg
Mix in a 2-ounce misting bottle and spray on curtains, sofa, or any upholstered surface for a holiday scent! 

I love using Thieves for Thanksgiving-- it's got this great scent that is almost like gingerbread! But when you add the bit of orange.... it's just heaven.

Homemade holiday scented room fresheners that are a breeze to make

It Smells Like Christmas Spirit Spray
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 oz vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel with alcohol
  • 10 drops of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil 
Mix in a 2-ounce misting bottle and spray on curtains, sofa, or any upholstered surface for a holiday scent!

This essential oil is the quintessential holiday smell. It's got cinnamon. It's got the trees. It's got a bit of sweet. It's just perfect!

*If you want your spray stronger-- just add up to 20 drops of essential oil in either of these recipes

Holiday Floor Freshener
If you want to give your carpets or rugs a boost this holiday season try this recipe!
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 10 drops of Christmas Spirit or Thieves Essential Oils
Sprinkle on your floors and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Vacuum up the baking soda mix and your carpets or rugs will smell like they are fit for Santa Claus.   

Diffuse The Holiday Situation
Use holiday scents in your diffuser to really set the holiday mood! 

Diffuse the holidays with this simple diy recipe

Some of my favorite holiday scents are...
  • Cinnamon
  • Thieves
  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Christmas Spirit
  • Pine
  • Spearmint
  • Evergreen Essence
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Juniper
  • Balsam Fir
  • Orange
  • StressAway
  • Wintergreen
Mix and match and pair them up to your little heart's desire! You can make a delicious scent by mixing peppermint with spearmint, a Christmas tree by mixing pine with evergreen essence or perhaps peppermint mixed with cinnamon is more your style. 


So please ditch those holiday candles and room sprays to spare yourself and your guests from giving the gift of petroleum, benzene and toluene. Instead use your diffuser and make DIYs like these to keep everyone in the holiday mood without the headache! 

How Do I Get These Essential Oils or a Diffuser?
Quality is key if you want to avoid those pesky chemicals. I always recommend Young Living. 

When you join, you have the option to purchase a discounted kit with a diffuser and 11 essential oils. You also get the benefit of a sponsor who can send you educational material or answer any questions you have. If you'd like to join my team, then please check out this information: Get High-Quality Essentials Oils

If you already got your essential oils then check out my top 5 favorite diffusers here: My Favorite Diffusers
Sherri Griffin
Sherri Griffin

Thanks for checking out my blog. I get serious about a few things in life: animals, chemicals, and food. For the rest I can't promise anything so keep the bar low. For more about me check out my "About Me" page! Happy DIYing!

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