VIDEO: I’ve seen many recipes for homemade gel air freshener and thought it was about time to test them out! Results? Solid A! This is a cheap and fun weekend project and I love experimenting with different colours and scents. My fave combo of smells is sandalwood and vanilla. But, in the summer months spearmint and grapefruit is lovely too.
Makes enough for four small fresheners
Adapted from TipNut
4 packets of unflavoured gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 tsp salt (mold inhibitor)
1 tsp vinegar (firming agent)
10 – 15 drops essential oils (try to incorporate one antibacterial oil i.e. tea tree, lemon or lavender)
4 X small glass containers
TIP: Don’t be too vigorous with your whisking! You want to avoid a lot of air bubbles so the top of your freshener looks smooth. You can “kill” any surface air bubbles by spraying your freshener with a fine mist of rubbing alcohol before it sets.