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How to make your own Gel Air fresheners

Gel air fresheners are widely used to keep homes smelling great. Their gel like property makes them last longer than other types of air fresheners. This makes them a great purchase. Gel fresheners are widely available in many different scents. However, you may still find that none of the gel scents that are sold tickle your fancy. You may not like the color of the gel, or the scent may not be your favorite. What do you do then? Well you can settle for a freshener that you don’t like the smell of, or you can make your own gel freshener. It really is a lot simpler than you think.


This article will guide you through the gel freshener making process, so that you can end up with your very own gel freshener that looks and smells just the way you want it to.

The items that you are going to need in order to make your own gel freshener are as follows: 2 cups of distilled water (also known as deionized water), essential oils or another form of concentrated fragrance and an empty jar or mould. There are a few optional ingredients which involve food coloring of your choice and mould inhibitors – 1-2 T Salt, potassium sorbet or Vodka. Finally, you will need some decorative items to decorate your jar e.g. glitter, gems etc.

The first thing you need to do is heat 1 cup of distilled water and bring it to the boil.


Once the water is boiling, you need to add 4 packets of unflavored gelatine and stir until it is dissolved. You can use a common gelatine for this process.

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1 cup of normal cold water. Now you can add 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Should you wish to make a colored gel, now is the time you would add the food coloring to the mixture. You can also add 1-2 T salt or potassium sorbet to stop any mould from growing on your gel. If you cannot get a hold of either one of these chemicals, a splash of vodka will still do the trick.

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Pour the gel into a decorative mould or a little jar and allow the gel to set at room temperature. Next you can decorate your mould or jar as you desire and voila! You have your very own personalized gel air freshener which looks and smells exactly the way you want to.

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Since you will be boiling water and pouring hot contents into jars, ensure that you take good care. If you are going to do this as a creative project with your children, ensure that you (the adult) take over the stages involving heating and pouring.


If any of the solution comes into contact with your eyes or skin, simply wash with water. If ingested, drink plenty of water and seek medical assistance.

This will work out so much cheaper overall than having to purchase gel fresheners. It also means that you can get a totally personalized freshener that you are going to love. They are not hard to make and do not require any specialist equipment which is expensive.


You could design multiple fresheners, each with a different fragrance and different color to suit every room in your house. With each and every room in your house smelling clean and fresh, you will never want to leave it!

So go ahead, enjoy making your very own gel air freshener and see how much better it is than buying one instead.


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Naaz is a web designer and loves to find new tips and tricks for creativity purposes and likes to share them with the people.

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