Pinbusters – DIY Mason Jar Air Freshener

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Yep, it is scent-speriment time again (see the last one here). This pin claims you can make an easy air freshener by punching holes in the top of a mason jar, and filling it with baking soda and essential oil. In theory, this is a great combination, because baking is said to have odor-absorbing qualities. I was optimistic.

Mason Jar Air Freshener

The poking of the holes was fairly easy, and I did it like so: hammer the screw in, yank it out.  Repeat.

Mason Jar Air Freshener

Mason Jar Air Freshener

I chose my favorite essential oil flavor of lavender, and added my ingredients.


When you get up close, the smell is very good. I let this contraption sit in the guest room for about a week now. We have actually been sleeping in this room while the laying of hardwood flooring in the master bedroom, closet, and office is ongoing. And going. And seemingly never going to end. But that is a different post for a different day/week/month. (Seriously, we will NEVER do floors this way ever again.)

There is no scent – not even a hint – of lavender.  If you shake the jar up, put your nose right over it, and inhale, you definitely smell it. As for “freshening” an entire room, though, it ain’t happening. This pin is busted.

Someone, anyone, please come lay these hardwood floors …

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