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Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners

Gel Air Fresheners

I’ve done a few posts on natural ways to eliminate odors, but these DIY gel air fresheners just might be my favorite! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jillee


  • 1 cup water OR 1 cup liquid potpourri
  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 20 drops essential oils only if using water
  • heat-safe containers
  • food coloring optional
  • 1 silk flower optional


  1. Heat 3/4 cup of water or liquid potpourri over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the salt and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and add remaining 1/4 cup of water or liquid potpourri.
  5. Pour into containers and add essential oils, food coloring and silk flowers; if you want to.
  6. Let cool, and then cover with a vented lid.