June has finally arrived and with it all of its summertime scents. There’s the delicious aroma coming from barbeques and cookouts, and the familiar smells of fresh cut grass, chlorine from pools, and most of all the familiar summertime scent of sunscreen.
My kids love the smell of sunscreen. The moment they smell it, they can’t stop talking about going to our local pool, to the beach or to the park for summer picnics and bike rides. So, I thought it would be fun this summer to find a way to put the scent of summer throughout the house by using their favorite sunscreen as an air freshener!
Last fall I made several homemade air fresheners using baking soda and essential oils. My favorite essential oils are lavender and peppermint because they provide such a clean and fresh fragrance to any room. But now for summer I’ve added sunscreen instead of the essential oils. Here’s how I did it:
6 Spice jars (I ordered these from Amazon.com)
Spray-on sunscreen (I used a Target brand)
Labels (I used Avery brand for my inkjet printer)
Yarn, string or ribbon to decorate (I used loose woven yarn in a sandy color)
Put about a 1/2 cup of baking soda on a paper plate. Spray sunscreen directly on the baking soda and then stir it with a spoon. Fold the plate in half so that it forms a funnel for pouring the powder into the jars. Repeat for each jar. Then cover each jar with the lids that have holes. Save the lid covers that came with the jars and put them in a safe place for using another time. Add labels to each jar so family and guests know what is in them! Then decorate each jar with yarn, ribbon, or string. Place your new “beach” scented air fresheners on shelves and tables throughout your house!
I hope you decide to try these fun homemade air fresheners for your house this summer:)
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36 thoughts on “Beach Scented Air Fresheners”
Those are so cute, and sounds like they smell great!
Thanks so much Jenny!
I never knew you could make homemade air fresheners with just baking soda and some oils, or in this case, sunscreen! I’ll have to give this a try, thanks!
It’s kind of like when you put a box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb odors, except with an added scent. I just put another one in my garage the other day. It’s working great 🙂
I saw this yesterday and fell in love with them. I’ve pinned them so I can create them later. I LOVE the beach and beach smells.
Thanks for pinning and for stopping by!!!
This is such a great idea! I am definitely interested in making this for my house. These will make the cutest gifts for friends too. Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t used them as gifts yet, but I think it would make a great gift. Thanks for stopping by Tee 🙂
Those are absolutely adorable! I love how cute they look and how they make the house smell nice too, what a fantastic idea!
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Thanks so much Hannah. So nice of you to nominate me!!!
My pleasure, you’ve got a lovely blog! Oh also, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog post, for some reason I cannot reply to you on my site. However, feel free to use my graphic for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award if you like! 🙂
Thanks Hannah! And thanks for the use of the graphic, I love the way it looks.
Love the air fresheners diy, I’m going to have to do this. My kids also love the smell of summer, and I imagine this would be a great smell to add to the bathrooms.
I use them in all of my bathrooms. Works great. Thanks Randi!!!
This is such a neat idea. I want to try this, especially the beach smell. Makes me want to go to the beach right now! 🙂
I know, me too. Love the beach 🙂
this is such a cute and fun idea! I love it!
Thanks Ronda 🙂
Love the shaker tops! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Allison! 🙂
Such a cute idea! I would have never thought to do something like this.
Thanks so much Sara!
Such a great idea!! I’ll have to try this, getting tired of my glade plugin’s.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jenn, I hope you give it a try 🙂
I never knew you can make air fresheners for baking soda! I have to try these, I even have some of the items already. Imma have to try this before I go to the beach!
Thanks Leana, I hope you give it a try 🙂
That is such a neat idea! Do they give off a strong noticeable scent? And where do you typically sprinkle them?
The scent is strong the first week or so and tapers off, but the baking soda still does a good job of capturing odors. It depends on how much of the oils or sunscreen I add. I update them about once a month. The holes at the top are just there as air vents. I don’t sprinkle them, although that might be a good idea for carpets and fabric and then vacuuming. That actually sounds like a pretty good idea 🙂
Awesome idea! This is my first time seeing this type of diy air freshener. I need to try this one day.
Thanks Adrienne, I hope you try it and enjoy it 🙂
Love this! They looks so adorable!
Thanks so much Brittany!
This is a great idea! I know I threw out a little spice jar earlier today so I think I’ll have to go and rescue it now!
Thanks Anna. I’m glad it’s getting rescued! I’m going to save mine from now on too, for air fresheners or something else that’s useful. 🙂
Wow I learn something new everyday! I didn’t know that baking soda could be used to make air freshener. Great idea!
Thanks so much Irion!