I've never been a big fan of commercial air fresheners, but I'm always the one who forgets she put a pot of water and spices on the stove to boil as well. What's the happy medium? How about making your own gel air fresheners so you can control the scent without the worry of lighting your kitchen on fire.
My biggest problem with commercial air fresheners is that I don't really want my house to smell like a summer meadow full of citrus explosion on a sunny laundry day. It's just too much. I prefer more natural, simple smells and that's exactly what this project provides.
All you'll need to make your own is some gelatin, food coloring (if you so desire), and essential oil. Plus, this project makes great use of small glass containers that might not have had a purpose otherwise. Try giving them as house warming gifts as new spaces could always use a new smell! Want to see how to make your own? Check out the details over at TipNut. You can also find a recipe for making gel candles, like the ones pictured above, at Spa From Scratch.
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