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Lemon & Rosemary Hanging Air Freshener | DIY Natural Home Deodoriser

If you're looking for a simple, effective, all-natural way to eliminate unpleasant odours and make your house smell good, you've come to the right place. 

In this post, we'll learn how to make a DIY Lemon and Rosemary Hanging Air Freshener. 

Why rely on store-bought air fresheners filled with artificial scents when you can easily make your own?

With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can craft a homemade deodoriser that is not only effective but also eco-friendly.

The delightful combination of natural lemon and rosemary essential oils and bicarbonate of soda will transform your living space into a fragrant oasis.

These air fresheners are easy to make and long-lasting, making them perfect for freshening up any room in your home, whether it's the bathroom or your closet!

You can use any essential oils you like in this recipe. Still, we think the subtle blend of lemon and rosemary creates a wonderfully fresh and clean aroma without being overpowering for those of us with sensitive noses!

homemade air freshener

Note: Remember, when using a muslin cloth or cheesecloth to contain baking soda for your air freshener, there is a possibility that some of the powder may seep through. 

To prevent this, consider adding an extra layer of muslin or using a decorating pouch or satchel. 

This additional protection will ensure that your mixture stays intact and you can enjoy the benefits of your air freshener without any unexpected sprinkles.


- 1 cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

- 15 drops of lemon essential oil

- Muslin or cheesecloth

- String or ribbon

- Small decorative pouch or sachet (optional)


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda with the lemon and rosemary essential oils. Mix thoroughly to distribute the oils evenly throughout the bicarbonate of soda.

2. Cut a piece of muslin or cheesecloth into a square of about 6x6 inches.

3. Spoon the scented bicarbonate of soda mixture into the centre of the cloth square.

4. Gather the corners of the cloth together and tie them securely with a piece of string or ribbon, forming a pouch. If you have enough material, add a second layer of cloth to prevent the mixture from seeping out.

5. If desired, you can place the pouch into a small decorative bag or sachet for an added aesthetic touch.

6. Hang the scented pouch in areas of your home where you want to eliminate odours. Ideal spots include closets, bathrooms, or near windows for a refreshing fragrance.

The bicarbonate of soda acts as a natural odour absorber, while the lemon and rosemary essential oils infuse the air with a delightful scent. Refresh the pouch by gently shaking it occasionally or adding a few more drops of essential oil when needed.

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