• You Will Need:
  • Water
  • Imitation Vanilla Extract
  • Mist Bottle

Some people love those store bought air freshener sprays.

Not Me.

I think they’re too strong and they make me want to cough.  I’m just not a fan.  Sorry.

So what do I do if I want to add a welcoming scent to a room?  I make my own vanilla air freshener spray instead!

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This recipe came about quite by accident for me.  I started out trying to make a spray with some essential oils but just wasn’t finding a combination that satisfied me.   The more I thought about what scent I might enjoy, I realized, HEY, how about plain old vanilla?  I like plain old vanilla.  I like it a lot!

I tinkered around (which thankfully is fun for me) and came up with this DIY vanilla air freshener spray.   It’s sooo much nicer than the fake flowery smells of the store bought sprays.

It’s super simple too!  Just combine the cheap imitation vanilla extract with some water and you’re good!  Be sure to use a Mist Bottle , not a spray bottle.  A spray bottle shoots out too heavy of a stream and you’ll get things around the room wet.  Spritzing some of this spray up into the air with a mist bottle works perfectly.


You will need:

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 3 Tablespoons Imitation Vanilla Extract

  • Mist Bottle

Combine the water and the vanilla extract.  Place in a mist bottle.  To use, spritz some of the spray up into the air as needed to add the warm cozy smell of vanilla to the room.

How about you?  What’s your favorite scent to freshen a room?


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