DIY Air Freshener Jars with Essential Oils!

how to make a DIY air freshener jar with baking soda and essential oils

Infographic over how to make DIY freshener jars with essential oils and baking soda in a jar

Did you know that it’s easy to make air freshener in a jar? Sometimes DIY air fresheners can be messy, but with this tutorial, you can cleanse the air without making more work for yourself! Essential oils and baking soda can help neutralize odors and leave your spaces smelling fresh! 

These cute air freshener jars make great gifts and are a practical way to upcycle fabric from old clothes, dishtowels, or pillowcases. They’re inexpensive and refillable! Plus, they’re all-natural and toxin-free. What’s not to love? 

What you’ll need: 

  • Small mason jar with lid. (We used a 4oz jar for this recipe – they are cute, compact, and can nestle in any corner that needs freshening up!) 

  • Baking soda 

  • Essential Oils 

  • Piece of fabric to upcycle 

  • Scissors 

  • Skewer or other sharp object to poke holes in the fabric 


  1. Fill the jar halfway with baking soda. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil and mix well. 
  2. Cut the fabric in a circle, slightly bigger than the mason jar lid. You can use the lid to measure a circle, and then add about ½ inch around the perimeter of the lid when cutting your fabric. 
  3. Cover the opening of the jar with the fabric, and then screw down the band of the lid tightly. 
  4. Poke holes in the fabric to allow airflow. 
  5. Nestle your jar in any space that could use some freshening up! 
  6. You can give your freshener jar a second life by adding a few more drops of essential oil every few weeks as needed. And every few months, you can switch out the baking soda and start fresh! 

Which essential oils should you use for your DIY freshener jar? 

That’s totally up to you! But a few of the best odor-fighting essential oils include: 

  • Tea tree
  • Rosemary 
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Lavender 
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