Home Made Gel Air Freshener

I stumbled upon this idea on…big surprise…pinterest! A big thanks to delightfulcountrycookin.com for the idea and recipe.  It was really easy, and works great!

What you’ll need…

– Some type of glass container

– 4 packets of unflavored gelatin

– 1 tbsp salt

– 2 cups boiling water and 2 cups cold water

– Scented essential oil (You can find these at Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby) I however had some fancy ones leftover from when I made candles.  Candlescience.com sells some awesome scents for really cheap.

– Food coloring

What to do…

Start by filling your glass container with a few small drops of food coloring and a couple teaspoons of your essential oil.  Then bring 2 cups of water to a boil.  Add the 4 packs of gelatin and salt, and stir.  Once gelatin dissolves, add the other two cups of water.  Then pour gelatin and water mixture into glass containers and stir to make sure the oil and food coloring mixes.  Let mixture sit over night to allow gelatin to harden.  The salt is added for a reason…to prevent mold, so don’t let your gelatin room freshener sit out too long.  I’ve heard the scent lasts about a month, but I haven’t had mine out that long to test that theory.  It does smell great though!



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