Making a solid air freshener to perfume the house is much faster and easier than it may seem. So that you can scent your home with your favorite scents, without the need to use chemical products and not very respectful of the environment. Having a good smell at home is essential to be able to enjoy the feeling of well-being of a clean and tidy home.
To achieve this there are many homemade tricks, such as having fresh flowers, natural air fresheners for each room, cloth bags with dried flowers for the cabinets, among many other options. Like this idea to create solid air freshener that you can use both to perfume the house, as drawers or inside cabinets. Because there is nothing more unpleasant than a precious garment but with a bad smell.
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Solid air freshener, how is it made?
Solid air freshener is nothing more than a kind of old-fashioned bar of soap, only instead of being used to wash clothes, it is used to aromatize the home or the cabinets. To create these smelly soaps or solid air freshener, you will need vegetable wax to create the solid material. Although there is another option even easier, faster and cheaper, gelatin. Here's how to make solid air freshener in both ways, so you can try and make your own creations with which to perfume your home.
With vegetable wax
To create a solid homemade air freshener you will need to use soy wax, that is, it is a product in addition to being handmade, it is vegan. As for the ingredient used to achieve the perfume, you can opt for the essential oil in which case the amount to use will be 5% of the amount with respect to the wax. If you want to use a botanical oil, the percentage will be 10% with respect to the amount of vegetable wax used. These are the materials you will need to create a solid homemade vegetable wax-based air freshener.
- 100 gr soy wax
- essential oil or botanist of your choice
- molds of sylicon
The process is very simple and will not take you more than 30 minutes. The key is to melt the soy wax, a process that must be done over low heat. When the wax is fully melted, we add the necessary amount of the chosen aroma. Remember, if you use essential oil you must add 5% and if it is botanical oil the amount will be 10% compared to 100gr of soy wax.
Stir with a wooden spoon and mix the ingredients well. Next, pour the mixture into silicone molds. It is important that they are made of this material so that the air freshener tablets are easily removed from the mold. If you want to decorate your solid air freshener, you will only have to add a few potpourri leaves, dried leaves, cinnamon stick or citrus peels. Let the mixture cool and solidify completely Before unmolding and voila, you already have some solid homemade air fresheners with which to perfume your house.
How to make solid air freshener with jelly
This other option is just as simple as the previous one and the steps are very similar. The difference is that the ingredient used to obtain a solid matter is gelatin. The process is the following, first we have to boil a cup of water, with an envelope of neutral gelatin and four tablespoons of salt. When the mixture is boiling, remove from the heat and add a cup of cold water.
At this time we will add the chosen perfume, we will need about 10 or 15 drops of essential oil. And so that the solid air freshener also has a nice color, we will add a couple of drops of food coloring. Pour the mixture into glass containers, such as yogurt jars, small mason jars, or any glass jar you have at home. Once the mixture cools, the gelatin will be solid and you will have an ideal home air freshener to place in bathrooms or in small corners of your home.