1) Empty Air-which air freshener
2) Essential oils
Okay, so this is so easy you don't even need official steps! First you want to separate the part of the air freshener that actually holds the liquid. All you have to do is pull the glass section (that holds the liquid) apart from the plastic top-this will have the holes where the smell comes out of. Then you want to open the glass container. You may need to put a little muscle into this, but be careful not to break the glass or the lids/sponges that pull the liquid up to the plastic part of the container. Once the container is open, I washed the sponges as best I could to remove an residual smell from the original oils. I then filled both sides of the glass container about 2/3 of the way full and then added about 40 drops of essential oils into each side. I chose spearmint for one side and lavender for the other. If you are using essential oils that have a weaker smell you can put more oil into the water to make the smell stronger, and visa versa for stronger smelling essential oils. Once the oils are in put the sponges and caps back onto the top of the glass container and make sure it is secure. I then shook the glass container gently to help mix the essential oils and water together. The water will be cloudy once shaken and that is fine. Then you just put the glass container back into the plastic top and plug in the air-freshener. See, super easy!!
I really like this air freshener for a couple reasons:
1) It's all natural (can't beat that).
2) You can manipulate the water/essential oil ratio to get the exact strength you want
3) You can customize the smells for what works for your family, needs, and the smells of the other products you use.
4) The smell you get is very subtle and not too overwhelming, which I find the commercial products can be.
I hope you guys found this helpful! Let me know what other home products you would like to see DIY all natural substitutes for, I love to experiment!!! And if you want more information on essential oils, click here.