I'm a sucker for air fresheners, so I always make sure that there's one in the living room, one in the bathroom, and another one in the bedroom. Our home doesn't stink, but isn't it much nicer to live in a place where it always smells fresh? Besides, we have 2 pups that stay inside our home, so this is the more reason for me to become more conscious with the smell of our haven. :) 

This DIY air freshener is soooo easy to do, and the good thing is that you will need only 3 items that are normally found in almost every home: rubbing alcohol, filtered/purified water and a high-quality essential oil. I said high quality, so the scent is sure to last long. I've tried a lot of brands of spray air fresheners, and some of them would release a very nice aroma that lasts only for a few seconds, so if you want the scent to linger a bit longer, I strongly recommend that you make use of a high-quality essential oil.

In my case, I used a fine perfume oil that has been stored in the cabinet for over a year, as I currently don't have an essential oil handy. This is what I used:
The rubbing alcohol and water must have a 1:6 ratio, and about 20-40 drops of essential oil are needed. Mix them all together, and you now have an instant air freshener! I placed it in a small atomizer, and here is the finished product:
I just have to shake the bottle prior to using it, as the perfume oil settles underneath.

I noticed that the one I made gives off an aromatic scent that lasts long. As of writing this, I can still smell it, and it has been half an hour since I sprayed it in the living room area. This is why I highly suggest that you use a high-quality essential oil. The cost may be a bit higher, but it sure is going to be worth the purchase, I promise! :)

You can also use this on your linens to keep it sweet smelling. Your essential oil can be anything, depending on your preference. Personally, I like the mild-scented ones, such as lavender, peppermint and citrus (which I'll be purchasing next time to make another air freshener).

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