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This is a repost from my old blog archives since it seems to get a lot of hits. 🙂 It was originally published in November of 2011.
Crunchy Betty (who I discovered is located not far from me!) recently had a post asking readers to help her decide what to do with a surplus of lavender that she had received. I love lavender….a lot….probably more than I should, so her suggestions got my interest. The last one she listed was a natural lavender air freshener which appealed to me not only for the lavender aspect but also because it’s natural. I’ve used the plugin air fresheners many times over the years but gave them up when I switched to more natural cleaning. I love the Mrs. Meyers soy candles, but they’re pricey so I don’t buy them often. This seemed like a great alternative and I had all the parts so I made two (one for each bathroom) one morning.
I used the Ball 4 ounce Quiltied Crystal Jelly Jars for this as she had used in her picture. I love these little jars.
I filled it with 1/3 cup of dried lavender buds. I got these from a local natural grocery store, but I know you can also find them online.
Then I dumped in 1/3 cup of baking soda. I buy this in bulk at Costco since I also use it to clean. I kind of love baking soda.
Then I shook it up! It didn’t look like it had mixed all that well, but there’s probably only so much mixing you can do with two completely different substances.
The next part was the most tedious part but really not all that tedious in the grand scheme of things. I put in about 30 drops, pausing every 3 to 4 drops to shake it up more.
Then B shook it up a lot more for me. 🙂
I finished it by cutting a circle out of some aluminum foil for the top and poking holes in it.
Next, using the top as a guide, I cut out a piece of fabric to go over the aluminum foil.
Hopefully it works well. 🙂 I’ve got a litter box in one bathroom and a diaper bin in the other one so we could definitely use some air freshening!