DIY Homemade Gel Air Freshener

DIY Homemade Gel Air Fresheners

This is such a great idea, and you can make whatever scent you would like! It’s super easy! Have fun with it! Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 3-4  jars, capable of holding 1/2-cup of fluid each (this site used 4  baby food jars which hold 1/2 cup of mixture)
  • Food Coloring
  • Essential Oil or Room Fragrance drops
  • 2 cups of water, divided into two 1 cup amounts
  • 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Kitchen equipment: whisk, a pan to boil water, funnel, and spoons

What to do:

  1. Pour a few drops of food coloring into each jar.
  2. Pour 1 teaspoon (minimum) of essential oil into each jar. The more you pour, the stronger the scent.
  3. Bring 1 cup of water to a rapid boil.
  4. Add all 4 of the gelatin to the water and whisk until fully dissolved (about 1 minute).
  5. Add the other cup of water to the pan and the salt. Stir to dissolve the salt.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the mixture into the jars within a couple of minutes of removing from the heat.
  7. Use a funnel to pour an equal amount into each jar.
  8. Stir the mixture quickly before it solidifies.
  9. Let cool and solidify for at least 24 hours. The gel air freshener should last between 4-6 weeks and you can do it again!


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