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Room Deodorizer

Create an aromatic delight with four items easily found around the house. An essential oil combo such as Bergamot FCF, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, and Melissa offers a  bright and fresh scent to add to this DIY home deodorizer.


  • Baking Soda
  • Favorite Essential oils
  • Breathable piece of Fabric
  • Mason jar


Fill mason jar at least half way with baking soda. Add 10-15 drops of essential oils. (Mix together with a fork) Cover jar with a piece of fabric and screw on lid. (you may also choose to use a ribbon to secure the fabric onto the jar instead of the lid.   Optional: cut and glue fabric to fit the inside of lid 

Room Deodorizer

supplies: mason jar, baking soda, a breathable scrap of fabric, pen scissors, glue

Room Deodorizer

Trace the outer edge of the lid onto fabric

Room Deodorizer

Cut along the line and then glue the fabric onto the inner portion of the lid (the breathable fabric replaces the mason jar metal lid insert)

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Pour in baking soda filling the jar about half way

Room Deodorizer

Add 10-15 drops of essential oils (more or less if based on aroma strength)

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Screw on lid and place the home deodorizer in a location such as a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom

Helpful Hints:

Add a few extra drops as needed to freshen sent. Perfect for the bathroom. Steam from a shower will help activate the scent.

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Room Deodorizer - Essential Oil: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know

Have you ever walked into a room and been instantly transported to a memory or a feeling? That's the power of scent. Before the fancy sprays and gels, people relied on nature to freshen up their spaces. Enter essential oils nature's very own aroma therapists.

History of Room Deodorizing

Our ancestors, clever as they were, used aromatic plants, herbs, and resins to mask odors. Incense, for instance, wasn't just for religious ceremonies but also for making homes smell divine.

Why Essential Oils?

Why opt for artificially produced when Mother Nature offers the best? Essential oils are concentrated plant essences. They don't just mask odors; they transform your room's ambiance.

Types of Essential Oils for Deodorizing

With many scents, there's an essential oil for every nose.

Citrus-Based Oils

Think lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. These oils are uplifting, refreshing, and perfect for kitchens or bathrooms.

Minty-Fresh Oils

Peppermint and spearmint bring a fantastic, refreshing aroma. Ideal for the study or workspaces.

Herbal Scents

Lavender, rosemary, and basil – these oils provide a calming effect, making them perfect for bedrooms.

Woodsy Aromas

Pine, cedarwood, and sandalwood are reminiscent of forest walks. They bring a grounded, earthy scent to living areas.

Benefits of Using Essential Oils as Room Deodorizers

Switching to essential oils isn't just a fad; it's a lifestyle change with tangible benefits.

Natural and Non-Toxic

Unlike many commercial deodorizers filled with chemicals, essential oils are pure, natural extracts.

Therapeutic Properties

Have you ever felt relaxed with lavender or energized with peppermint? That's the therapeutic magic of essential oils.

Economical and Sustainable

A few drops go a long way. Plus, they're biodegradable, making them eco-friendly.

Versatile in Use

From diffusers to DIY cleaning sprays, the possibilities are endless.

How Essential Oil Deodorizers Work

It's not just about the pleasant aroma; there's science behind it!

Science Behind the Scent

Essential oils have volatile compounds that, when diffused, neutralize odors in the air.

The Role of Diffusion

Diffusion disperses the oil in the atmosphere, making the room smell wonderful and providing therapeutic benefits.

Application Methods

To each their own! There are several ways to spread the sweet scent of essential oils.

Direct Application

Place a few drops on cotton balls and tuck them into corners.


These gadgets disperse oils into the air, creating a mist of aromatic goodness.


Combine water, a bit of alcohol, and your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle. Voilà! Homemade room spray.

Scented Sachets

Dry herbs and a few drops of oil in a pouch can freshen up wardrobes and drawers.

DIY Room Deodorizer Recipes

Roll up your sleeves and create some signature scents for your home!

Citrus Burst

Five drops of lemon oil

Five drops of orange oil

Two drops of grapefruit oil

Forest Walk

Four drops of pine oil

Three drops of cedarwood oil

Three drops of sandalwood oil

Minty Morning

Six drops of peppermint oil

4 drops eucalyptus oil

Herbal Haven

Five drops of lavender oil

Four drops of rosemary oil

Two drops of basil oil

Maintenance and Safety

Taking care of your oils ensures they last longer and remain effective.

Proper Storage

Could you keep them in a cool, dark place? Sunlight can degrade the oil's quality.

When to Replace

If the oil smells off or has lost its potency, it's time for a new bottle.

Safety Considerations

While they're natural, essential oils are potent. Always keep them out of reach of children and pets.

Comparison with Commercial Deodorizers

Sure, store-bought is convenient, but is it better?

Ingredients Analysis

Many commercial deodorizers contain chemicals and artificial fragrances. Essential oils? 100% plant goodness.

Cost Efficiency

While the initial investment might seem high, essential oils last longer and can be used for multiple purposes.

Environmental Impact

Aerosol sprays contribute to pollution. Essential oils, on the other hand, are sustainable and eco-friendly.

Room Deodorizer - Essential Oil

Let's delve deeper into the world of these aromatic wonders.

The Rise in Popularity

From spa treatments to home care, essential oil-based products are taking the market by storm.

How It Stands Out

Unlike other room deodorizers, essential oils have therapeutic benefits. They don't just mask; they enhance.


How do I choose the best essential oil for deodorizing?

Your choice depends on your preference. Citrus oils are refreshing, while woodsy ones offer depth. For therapeutic benefits, go with lavender or peppermint.

Can I mix different oils?

Absolutely! Create your signature scent. Just ensure the oils are compatible.

Is it safe to use essential oils around pets?

While many fats are safe, some, like eucalyptus and tea trees, can be harmful. Always do your research and consult with a vet.

How often should I use the deodorizer?

This depends on the room's size and the oil's potency. A few times a day is sufficient.

Are there any side effects to inhaling essential oils?

Most people do not experience any side effects. However, always use oils in moderation and ensure the room is well-ventilated.

Can I use essential oils in my car?

Yes, you can. Car diffusers are available, or you can place a few drops on wooden clips and attach them to air vents.


Making the switch to essential oils as room deodorizers is more than just about a pleasant smell. It's about embracing nature, enjoying therapeutic benefits, and making eco-friendly choices. Dive into the aromatic world of essential oils and let your senses be enthralled.