Make Air Fresheners out of Household Spices


Did you know that you can make air fresheners our of spices in your cabinet?

There is really nothing better than using household spices as air fresheners in your home. These air fresheners are made with spices you have in your kitchen pantry and don’t contain any of the harmful chemicals that the store-bought ones have. I hope you enjoy these ways to use household spices to make air fresheners.

Cinnamon and Spice Air Freshener

Cinnamon is a spice that smells amazing. This recipe pairs cinnamon with other spices to create a sweet smelling air freshener.


  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup of apple pie spice
  • 1/8 cup of ground clove
  • Zest from 4 oranges
  • Black tea bag, cut open


In a saucepan, add 3 cups of water, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, apple pie spice, ground cloves and orange zest. Boil and then reduce heat to summer. This will make your home smell amazing and all you need to do is add water as it evaporates. You can use this more than once as well.

Vanilla and Cloves Air Freshener

This recipe requires a spray bottle so you can spray it all over your home.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground clove


In a pan, over medium heat, add the water, vinegar, vanilla and clove. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Remove heat and let it cool completely before adding to the spray bottle.

Warning: If you put hot water into a plastic container it will expand. Be sure to allow it to cool!

Lemon and Rosemary Air Freshener

This air freshener has the fruity smell of lemons and the sweet aroma of cinnamon.


  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 cinnamon stick


In a saucepan, combine water, lemon, rosemary and cinnamon. Bring this mixture to a boil and then reduce to low heat.

Orange and Cinnamon Air Freshener

If there is a stale odor in the air, this freshener will have your home smelling sweet and fresh in no time.


  • 1 tablespoon of ground clove
  • Peel from 1 orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


In a saucepan, add the pan halfway with water and then add clove, orange and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat.



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