Sometimes it is inevitable to have bad odors in the house and we solve it by applying cleaners full of toxic or aromatics full of chemicals and perfumes that only disguise the smell and are not good for health. But in case you didn’t know, you can make your own homemade and natural air freshener yourself, thus avoiding having to buy industrial products.
How to make home air fresheners.
Homemade air fresheners are also the most suitable for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Allergies to industrial flavorings can cause sneezing, an itchy nose, coughing, headaches, and other ailments. Allergists have found that along with the growth in the use of industrial flavoring products, complaints about their reactions to them have also increased.
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Ingredients to make your homemade flavoring.
The ingredients that we are going to use to make our own homemade flavoring can be found in any store or in your own garden, nothing rare, expensive, or difficult to find. The best way to make our own flavorings is to make it easy and cheap so that you can establish a sustainable routine of pleasantly scenting our home. These recipes are simply guidelines and do not have to be followed exactly to the letter. In fact, you can change based on what you currently have on hand at home.
- Citrus I have tried other fruits. Some of them smell good at first, but they don’t keep for more than one use. Citrus fruits are stronger, more durable, and give recipes a lot of freshness. Lemons and oranges are particularly fragrant and have the best staying power in this scented water.
- Herbs. Any herb can be used to make a scent. My favorites are rosemary and thyme.
- Excerpts. A hint of vanilla or almond extract enhances most fragrances. The peppermint extract has a pleasant fresh scent. You can also use vanilla beans instead of vanilla extract; expensive, but incredibly smelly.
- Spices You can use cinnamon sticks and cloves.
- Twigs of pine or cedar. You can use other flavoring trees, but pine and cedar are the ones that stand out the most for their fresh fragrance.
Instructions for making flavoring.
Use a cup, jar, container or jar. Add the ingredients to the bowl, cover with water. Now we must heat the mixture to get the fragrance, for this there are many options.
We can place it on the stove top, filling it with more water as it evaporates.
We can heat the mixture in a slow cooker, which will keep the mixture warm and fragrant, placing it once at its point in the room that we want to perfume. We can do this with the mixture 2 or 3 times.
We can place it on top of a container with a candle to heat the mixture little by little and get the room aromatized evenly.
Remember that as the water evaporates, you will surely have to add more to keep the temperature as high as possible. More heat = more fragrance.
These natural flavorings can be refrigerated between uses. Reuse for 2-3 days, or as long as they still have a pleasant fragrance.
Here are some recipes so that you know how to make a home air freshener.
Recipes to make your homemade flavoring.
Recipe 1. Homemade Orange, Cinnamon and Spice flavoring.
We will need an orange, two cinnamon sticks (or 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon), 1/2 tablespoon of cloves (or 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves), 1/2 tablespoon of pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon of pepper of Jamaica), 1 tablespoon of star anise (optional).
Recipe 2. Homemade lemon, rosemary and vanilla flavoring.
We will need 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 2 lemons, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Recipe 3. Homemade flavoring with lime, thyme, mint and vanilla.
We will need 3 limes, 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme, 1/2 teaspoon mint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Recipe 4. Orange, ginger and almond homemade flavoring.
We will need 1 orange (or peel of 2 oranges), 1/4 of sliced ginger (or 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger), 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract.
Recipe 5. Homemade pine, bay leaves and nutmeg flavoring.
We will need a handful of pine twigs or needles, 4 bay leaves and a tablespoon of whole nutmeg.
And a recipe that has nothing to do with the previous ones in the procedure but that we can also use at home:
Recipe 6. Homemade baking soda and essential oil flavoring.
Very simple. This recipe does not follow the general procedure.
You will need to:
- 1 small glass jar with metal lid.
- ¼ part of the jar of baking soda.
- 8 drops of essential oil, whichever is your favorite.
- 1 clove or ice pick.
Make holes in the lid of the jar, and inside the jar place the baking soda and oil, mix well and cover. Put your flavoring where you need it most.
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