How to Make Homemade Air Deodorizer

Store bought air fresheners can be effective, but there is a less expensive way to deodorize your home. Get out those stale smells when you have the windows closed all winter, as a part of spring cleaning or any time of the year.

How to Make Homemade Air Deodorizer

Spray bottle

Clean out a spray bottle and fill it most of the way with water (about 2 cups worth, depending on the size of your bottle).

Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to the water. Use this to spray away odors, or follow the next step for an alternative mixture.

Mix one cup of distilled white vinegar and a few drops of peppermint extract into the spray bottle.

Instead of a spray bottle, add a shot glass of vanilla extract to an open pot of boiling water. It will freshen the air and absorb odors.

Things You Will Need

  • Water
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • Peppermint extract
  • Spray bottle
  • Vanilla extract


  • Never spray any mixture near a person's face.

Photo Credits

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