You all know how I love my essential oils for everything from stress and anxiety to earaches and skin issues – but another way that I LOVE to use my oils is for home cleaning and personal care products! They are wonderful for diaper wipes and cream, foaming hand soap, laundry soap, hand sanitizer, and much more! So, today I want to share another one of my favorite DIY recipes that I use every single day, all day long – DIY All-Natural Air Freshener!

You’ll be amazed at how much fresher you can make the air smell in your home without having to use any harsh chemicals or ingredients! If you’re ready for an all-natural recipe, you’re in the right place!

DIY All Natural Air-Freshener

How to make a natural air freshener for the home

This air freshener works so much better than any commercial air freshener in the way that it actually removes the smell instead of just covering it up. Believe me. I’ve used them all with my home daycare. (think lots and lots of poopy diapers)

Even if they say they remove smells – they don’t. They just cover them up with a horrible purfumey smell. It actually makes it worse, in my opinion. BUT, this homemade recipe does the opposite. It actually removes the smell and leaves a light fragrance that lasts just a little bit and isn’t overpowering at all.

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Supplies needed to make Non-Toxic Air Freshener

  • Purify Cleansing Blend Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Distilled Water
  • Glass Spray Bottle

How To Make This All Natural Air Freshener Recipe

Making your own DIY air freshener is so fast and simple!

Step One: Add water

Fill the glass spray bottle with water, almost to the top.

Step Two: Add the essential oils

Add the drops of the oils into the bottle.

Step Three: Shake

Shake and use!

Tips for Making DIY All Natural Air Freshener

Be sure that you’re counting out the drops as you’re adding them. I always count out loud or I swear I lose count! Shake until the mixture is mixed well – then spray!

Common Questions

Where can I use this room freshener spray?

I use this spray in the bathroom for those not so pleasant smells, the kitchen for cooking odors, in the playroom for stinky diapers and to just freshen up the house. What’s also great is that when you use Purify Oil, you’re actually killing germs and boosting your immune system in the process!

So, I will even spray it on soft surfaces like couches, toys and pillows or hard surfaces like in the bathroom or kitchen to actually kill germs!

Double whammy on those germs and odors! Purify is a combination of Lemon, Lime, Pine, Citronella, Melaleuca, and Cilantro essential oils. When diffused or sprayed, Purify Cleansing Blend can help eliminate odors from pets, cigarettes, mildew, trash, food, and much more.

Can you use essential oils for other natural home solutions?

Lemon is another great essential oil that I use. I just love how clean and fresh it smells! Check out all the ways you can use this versatile oil in my post 34 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil!

Try out this DIY All-Natural Air Freshener in your home! You’re going to love it and will never buy another store-bought air freshener!

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DIY All-Natural Air Freshener

This super easy and super cheap DIY All-Natrual Air Freshener will make you never want to buy store bought again!
3.25 from 4 votes


  • 20 drops doTERRA Purify Cleansing Blend Essential Oil
  • 10 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
  • Distilled Water
  • GLASS Spray Bottle


  • Add enough water to an 8oz glass spray bottle to fill almost to the top.
  • Add 20 drops Purify oil and 10 drops Lemon essential oil
  • Shake before each use.
  • That’s it!
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. 1 star
    Nothing to solubize the oils in this recipe, so they will float on top of the water. In addition, there is no preservative. You either need to add a solubizer such as Polysorbate 80 and a preservative, or blend the essential oils with 100-proof or greater alcohol and allow to meld for at least one hour before adding to distilled water. Recipes like this are what irritate me intensely about untrained people promoting themselves as essential oil or aromatherapy experts. Please do your research before sharing an unsafe recipe that will grow mold or fungus if not used immediately, and will not properly blend.

    1. Dawn Austin says:

      I know I don’t know why these recipes call for water oil and water do not mix just change the water for vodka 2 cups vodka in 40 to 50 drops of your role and they will go in really nicely together and you can even spray it on your Linens

  2. Joanne Wise says:

    These essential oils are amazing! I was surprised how useful they are. Last year I started to use them and this was the best decision ever! Thank you for sharing this article! Greetings!

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