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March 01, 2021

Are you gearing up to do some spring cleaning? One of the areas in the house that might not get attention is your closets. Often times we just shut the door and forget everything that is lurking behind it. This year you can improve the freshness of your closets by mixing up this easy to make closet freshener with essential oils.

This natural air freshener recipe is cost-friendly, effective, and makes your linen or clothes closets smell fragrant and refreshed.


Hello there! This is Katie from the Purely Katie blog. I am excited that Kristi is letting me share a closet freshener recipe with you. We both have a passion for essential oils and love to share ways you can use them.

Why you should freshen up your closets once per week:

If you keep your laundry basket stored in a closet, does it smell like dirty socks? Or perhaps it smells musty from damp towels. Do you keep your shoes into your closet leaving a unpleasant smell? I am guilty of the last one. Whatever your reason a closet freshener spray will rid of unwanted odors.

Essential oils that are great for deodorizing:

  • Lavender - is most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. The smell alone can help produce a calm, peaceful tranquil environment.
  • Orange - can be used for a variety of applications that range from lifting mood and reducing stress to adding a fresh, citrusy aroma to a room. It also has antimicrobial properties that can help against bacteria.
  • Stress Away - this essential oil blend has a tropical and sweet aroma. It pairs nicely with lavender and orange and does exactly what its name says.

Closet freshener supplies:

  • Spray bottle
  • Metal funnel⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tablespoon of epsom salt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 20 drops of Stress Away⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 20 drops of Lavender⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 20 drops of Orange⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I am using a 16 ounce spray bottle but the recipe could be halved for an 8 ounce bottle.

How to make a closet freshener:

Step 1. Start by sanitizing the spray bottle. Place the bottle in a basin and wash them with warm water and dish soap with a clean rag. Then rinse all the bottle and sprayer generously with water. It is important that you leave no soap on them.

Sterilize the spray bottle just like how you sterilize baby bottles. You can boil them for a couple of minutes or you can also steam them. However, make sure to take out any plastic parts before applying heat.

Step 2: Add the epsom salt to the bottle using the metal funnel. I am using unscented epsom salt but you could use lavender for extra scent.

Step 3: Add all three essential oils (lavender, orange and stress away) also using the funnel.

Step 4: Fill with warm water so the epsom salt dissolves. Shake before each use and mist in your closet to freshen up clothing.

*I would not recommend spraying your clothing directly because the oils can leave stains.

I made a cute label for your spray bottle. The label is a great way to identify the contents inside.

Please Note: All printables and downloads designed by Purely Katie are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter the file or claim it as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file.

I really like how the kraft brown sticker labelslook on these jars. I used a 2 inch circle punch to cut the labels. You can add a bow for a cute touch. This would also make a great housewarming gift.


Thank you for letting me share my closet freshener with you!

Here are a few all natural diy cleaners that I love:

Make sure to pin the image below so you can save this recipe to try later.

Ready to get started with Essential Oils?  I'd love to journey with you!   Click the photo below to learn more.

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