All Natural DIY Air Freshener

Do you want your home to have that warm, welcoming smell, like Pottery Barn or William Sonoma stores have? Try this all natural air freshener that will brighten your home without the polluting, allergenic fragrances and chemicals of wall plugins or scented candles. I myself am allergic to perfume and fragrance, so this is especially fun for me; I can’t even use scented detergent or I’d be sneezing my head off!

I got the idea from this awesome post on One More Moore commemorating spring in Southern California. It uses lemons, rosemary and vanilla and it looks so good I had to give it a try.


All Natural Air Freshener


  1. Bring 1 lemon sliced, a few sprigs of rosemary and a teaspoon of vanilla to a boil in a small pot of water.
  2. Simmer on the stove throughout the day; add more water as needed. If you think you may forget about it, make sure to set a timer.

Get creative and make up your own combinations!

During the holidays last year, I made a combination of oranges, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. It was the perfect Christmas smell! Or try a little peppermint extract with vanilla for another great variation! It’s like baking without the baking part – and you won’t heat up the entire house.

Have fun experimenting and making your house more inviting; it adds that little extra loving touch you can’t quite put your finger on!



About Becky Nimoy

Becky Nimoy is a Southern California native, residing in the small but lively Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, along with her high school sweetheart and husband, two baby boys (ages 2 years and 2 months), and their 3 cats. When she can manage it (having two boys is rough!), she loves to draw, bake, repaint the rooms and work in the garden. In her spare time she and the boys like to explore the many parks that San Pedro has to offer and hike on the horse trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She is passionate about all things chocolate, eating organic as much as possible and using cloth diapers on her kids. She holds a B.S. in Art History from UCLA and a professional certificate in Interior Design through UCLA Extension. She freelances as an architectural draftsman and stationery designer.

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