Keep the air around you smelling squeaky clean with a citrus scented air freshener. This gel-in-a-jar is easy to make, and looks pretty to boot. Read below to see how to make your own DIY exclusive lemon gel air freshener, and click here to see other ways you can clean with lemons!
- 1 lemon
- 2 small jars (one for the essential oil, one for the air freshener)
- Cold pressed olive oil
- 4 packages of gelatin
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- Yellow food coloring (optional)
First, you need to make lemon essential oil (you could also purchase it). To do so, grate the entire outside of one lemon, and place the gratings in a small glass jar. Fill the rest of the jar with olive oil, about half a cup should do it. Put on the lid, and leave the jar in an area that gets direct sunlight for a few days, shaking it several times a day.
To make the gel, bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan and stir in the gelatin. Add about 20 drops of the essential oil (about a teaspoon), then stir in the salt until dissolved. If you’d like a more yellowy colored gel, stir in a couple drops of food coloring. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and allow to set. Leave it on a table or shelf with the top off and let the citrus scent perfume the room.