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Orange Spice Gel Air Freshener

This essential oil gel air freshener uses a surprising ingredient to help freshen your house for weeks. You'll want to make one for every room!
Prep Time5 mins
Rest Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Home Decor
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: aromatherapy, essential oils
Yield: 4 candles
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $15


  • 4-ounce glass jars


  • In a small bowl, combine water absorbing crystals with water. Stir the crystals to keep them from the sticking together, then let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Add essential oils and stir again. Transfer to a jar.
  • Place around the house or tie with twine, herbs and dried fruit and give as gifts.


If the scent begins to fade, add more essential oils and give the mixture a stir.
Over time, the water may begin to evaporate as well. Simply add water 1 teaspoon at a time to rehydrate the crystals. 
After a few months, toss out the crystals and make a fresh batch.