Are you trying to understand how to make air freshener out of soap? You’re in the right place. Read on to learn more in this guide.
Can You Use Soap As Air Freshener?
It may come as a surprise to you, but you can actually create your own home made air conditioners, using an old bar of soap. It really works, and you know that it isn’t filled with nasty chemicals, as some sprays can be.
You can use bar soap or liquid soap to keep your house – or your car – smelling delicious, clean and pleasant.
It is easy, cheap, and highly effective, to make your own air fresheners out of soap, and you can do it quickly in just a few minutes. Also, it’s a great way to use up old bars of soap that are not big enough to use for hand washing any more!
How Do You Use Bar Soap As An Air Freshener?
This is a very simple, easy hack, and one that will make your life considerably more fragrant, for very little money! You will need:
- A bar of soap
- A knife
- A cheese grater
- Ziplock bags
Follow these simple steps:
- Take a bar of soap – you can use a brand new one, or simply use the half used bathroom one that no longer lathers so well.
- Cut it in half on a hard surface.
- Grate the first half, and place the shavings into one plastic bag.
- Grate the second half and place it into the second bag.
- Squeeze all the air out of the bags, then stab a few holes in each one.
These can be placed anywhere around your house, or in your car, and they will smell delightful (provided you’ve used a soap that you like, of course!) They should last longer than more traditional air fresheners, and be better for your health too.
If they lose their scent, you can jiggle the contents of the bag about, or add a few more holes to allow more of the smell to come out. Try topping them up with fresh shavings when they eventually run out.
You can also make a super simple air freshener to hang in your wardrobe; here is a handy link to let you know how to do it:
How Do I Make My House Smell Good With Detergent?
Well, obviously the first step is to keep your house clean, using your chosen favourite cleaning products! Sometimes though, despite your best efforts, there can be a lingering, unpleasant smell…
Never fear! You can make a simple, home made air freshener, using just a few ingredients. No nasty chemicals involved, just your favourite liquid soap and one or two other things.
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoonful of vodka to a small spray bottle (the vodka is an addition to keep the mixture preserved).
- Pour in a few drops of your favourite liquid soap.
- Add a few drops of your chosen essential oils – we recommend using things like lemon or peppermint; something that will make your house smell fresh and clean.
- Shake the mixture vigorously, then use as you would any other air freshener.
How Do You Make Home Made Bathroom Fresheners?
There are a great many ways to make your bathroom smell nice, and the bonus is that you don’t have to spend money on expensive air fresheners that generally only mask bad odours.
Making home made bathroom fresheners is cheap, easy and highly effective, and the best part is that you can make them out of mainly natural materials, and often they use things that would be in your store cupboards anyway.
Baking soda is a very useful cleaning tool, but did you know it can neutralise odours as well as clean things? Simply leave a small dish of baking soda in your bathrooms, changing it monthly. You will notice a real difference!
You can combine baking soda with some white vinegar and a few drops of your favourite essential oil, added into a spray bottle, for a great natural air freshener.
Lemons are natural deodorisers. Slice a lemon into several pieces, and place them onto a shallow dish to be kept in your bathroom. You will need to change the slices weekly, but you will notice a big difference in bathroom odours.
Vodka is not just for Friday nights! It makes an excellent air freshener base; just mix one part vodka with three parts water, and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Spray the mixture around liberally for a fresh scent that lasts.
Essential oils are very effective air fresheners. Fill a dish with cotton wool balls, then drop a few drops of your chosen oils onto the pile. Leave the dish in a spot in the bathroom that gets the most odours, and you should notice a fresh scent soon!
What Is The Best Home Made Air Freshener?
When you make your own air fresheners out of soap, you may wonder if there is a better or worse brand that you can use. The answer is, whatever you like the most!
You can literally use any soap whose fragrance you like.
Adding essential oils to your air freshener mix is a great idea, as you can then tailor the fragrance to exactly how you want it to smell.
Some of the most commonly used are citrus type: Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit and the like. These fragrances are also used often in standard, shop bought cleaning products, as they have a lovely fresh smell.
Lavender, Tea Tree and Sandalwood are among other commonly used scents, and these are great because they have cleaning or antiseptic properties of their own.