Earlier this week, I made two different Gel Air Fresheners. They both have the same ingredients, but use different amounts of each item. I like a lot of scent in an air freshener. I want to walk by it or walk into the room and be able to smell the scent. I adapted both recipes very slightly by increasing the amount of essential oils in them. If you don’t want as strong of a scent, use less, want a stronger scent, add more.
The other thing I experimented with, was to see if they could be used on a candle warmer. Would it help scent the entire room? Could they stand up to the heat? How long would they last doing it this way? The results were a resounding YES! Putting them on a candle warmer is the trick if you, like me, want to have the scent through out the room. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! This is great news for those of us that don’t want to use the toxic store bought ones, and for those with allergies! The only downside is that they don’t last as long if you use them this way. How long they last will depend on how often you have your candle warmer on. If you don’t put them on the candle warmer they will last about one month.
One thing I want to stress, keep an eye on your candle warmer. Don’t leave the house with it turned on! Also, the gel air freshener will evaporate with use, you don’t want to have an empty jar sitting on your candle warmer. Nope, not a good thing!
Make sure you use STERILE jars, especially for the ones that you plan on setting around the house. This, along with the salt in each one, will help deter mold from growing.
I haven’t decided which recipe I like better, too early for me to say, so I am sharing both of them with you. I will update at a later time if I decide I like one better than the other. The one thing I did notice was that with the first recipe, the gel seemed clearer and it didn’t “goop” up while I was mixing it. Give one or both a try and let me know what you think of them!