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HomeGARDENDIY Deodorizing Spray: Refresh Your Home with Simple Ingredients

DIY Deodorizing Spray: Refresh Your Home with Simple Ingredients

Hey there! Ever walked into a room and been greeted by an unpleasant odor that just won’t budge? Or maybe you’re expecting guests and want to ensure your home smells as welcoming as it looks.

Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m diving into the world of DIY deodorizing sprays. These little lifesavers can refresh your home with simple ingredients, and I’m here to show you how to whip up your own. So, let’s get started!

Why Choose DIY Deodorizing Spray?

Before we jump into the how-to, let’s talk about why making your own deodorizing spray is such a great idea. First off, it’s cost-effective. You won’t believe how much you can save by mixing up your own concoctions with ingredients you probably already have at home.

Plus, it’s eco-friendly. By reusing spray bottles and choosing natural ingredients, you’re doing your part for the planet. And let’s not forget the customization aspect.

Whether you’re a fan of citrusy scents or prefer something more herbal, you can create a fragrance that’s uniquely you.

Creating Your Own Deodorizing Spray

Alright, let’s get down to business. Making your own deodorizing spray is surprisingly simple. You’ll need a clean, empty spray bottle to start. Then, it’s all about choosing your base and fragrance.

Pick a Base

Your base is crucial because it’s what helps neutralize odors. Here are your options:

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  • Vodka: 1 cup (no need for the fancy stuff, cheap vodka works just fine)
  • Witch hazel (unscented): 1 cup
  • Rubbing alcohol: 1/4 cup
  • Distilled white vinegar: 1/2 teaspoon

My go-to is usually vodka or witch hazel, especially if I’m planning to add a fragrance.

Add a Fragrance

Now for the fun part—making it smell good! You have a few options here:

  • Essential oils: Between five and 30 drops. Lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint are some of my favorites.
  • Extracts: One tablespoon of vanilla, almond, or peppermint extract can add a lovely scent.
  • Citrus peels: Peels from oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits give a fresh, zesty aroma.
  • Fresh herbs: A few sprigs of rosemary, basil, mint, or lavender can create a wonderfully herbal scent.

Remember, simplicity is key. Stick to one or two complementary aromas to avoid overwhelming your senses.

Shake and Spritz

Once you’re happy with your concoction, close the spray bottle tightly and give it a good shake to combine all the ingredients. And just like that, you’re ready to spritz away those pesky odors.

Whether it’s your linens, garbage can, or couch, a few sprays can make a world of difference. Just remember to shake the bottle before each use.


There you have it—a simple, effective way to create your own deodorizing spray and keep your home smelling fresh. Whether you’re dealing with lingering cooking odors or just want to freshen up your space, this DIY solution has got you covered. So, why not give it a try?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use tap water instead of distilled water? While distilled water is preferred for its purity, tap water can be used in a pinch.
  • How long does homemade deodorizing spray last? If stored properly, your spray can last several months. Just make sure to use clean, distilled water to extend its shelf life.
  • Can I use this spray on all fabrics? It’s always a good idea to do a patch test on a small, inconspicuous area first, especially on delicate fabrics.
  • Is it safe to use around pets? Most essential oils are safe, but some can be harmful to pets. Do your research before adding them to your spray.
  • Can I mix different essential oils? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with scents until you find a combination you love.
  • What if I don’t like the scent I created? No worries! The beauty of DIY is that you can always start over and try a new blend.

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Brenda Rodrigues Carvalho
Brenda Rodrigues Carvalhohttps://crochechic.miraamelia.com.br/
I love to write content related to interior design and decoration, among other subjects, and I love to manage Social Networks / Graduated from the FAEL Faculty of Curitiba in Design / Lives in Curitiba / responsible for guidelines and content production and review.

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