I love to save money and make my own products. Cleaning products, air freshener, laundry detergent, butter, and other products. I have found a frugal tip recipe for homemade air freshener. This air freshener smells so good. Only three ingredients.
Try this air freshener to change a dark gloomy day to one that is better.
First, purchase an essential oil. I use lavender, orange, or lemon. At Christmas, I use peppermint. Young Living is where I get my essential oils. The rewards program helps me to get the one’s I need for a good price.
Next buy some spray bottles from the dollar tree. The smaller laundry spray bottles work. I purchase 3. One for the car, one for the house, and one for the basement.
Finally, buy one bottle of witch hazel. I buy this in bulk on amazon or wait for a sale at the health store.
Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil. 1 part Witch Hazel to 2 parts of water.
Making my own homemade products has been beneficial to our family for a myriad of reasons. My favorite reason to use homemade recipes and essential oils is the smell. White vinegar and water smells like clean to me. Spraying lemon, peppermint or lavender through my house smells healthy and raises my mood level to happy.
When in the car for long periods of time I use the peppermint to wake me up. The fragrance is better than caffeine. Store bought Febreze and other air freshener’s are very expensive. This frugal tip has saved me so much money.
Buy vs. Homemade
Making a cleaning product or air freshener may take time. Buying an air freshener is more convenient. Personal choice is what it comes down to in the end. Frugal people do not mind taking the extra time to make a homemade recipe.
Frugal tips may be inconvenient and not on a shelf. Frugal tips take time, effort, and patience. Saving money is a marathon, and not a sprint.
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