Make Your Own Citrus Air Freshener

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

From cookies that baked a little too long in the oven to a pup that played outside after a recent rain, scents that are less-than-pleasant can quickly overtake your home. There’s an arsenal of aerosol sprays that offer instant odor relief. But why clutter the air with chemicals when a safe solution is just a spritz away? Simply combine clean-smelling citrus and germ-fighting tea tree essential oils with water for a natural freshener that will turn “ewww” into “ahhh” without hurting the environment—or your health!

Make Your Own Citrus Air Freshener

Citrus Air Freshener


2 cups water
3 drops orange essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 drop tea tree essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well.
  2. Use spray to freshen the air, furniture, carpets, etc. (Do a patch test first to make sure the spray won’t harm fabric.)