How to Make an Orange Peel Air Freshener With Salt


A stale-smelling or odor-filled house is uninviting and unpleasant. Commercial air fresheners don't always flush out odors and can be expensive in the long run. You don't have to keep buying air fresheners. You can make your own orange peel air freshener right in your kitchen. With some salt, a few oranges, and a spoon, you will have a natural air freshener for your home in less than 10 minutes.

How to Make an Orange Peel Air Freshener With Salt
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Things You'll Need

  • Latex gloves
  • Knife
  • 1 or more oranges
  • Spoon
  • Table salt
  • Plastic sandwich bag or small plastic bowl
Step 1

Cut an orange in half.

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Step 2

Spoon out the orange's pulp. Discard the pulp or place it to the side for orange juice later.

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Step 3

Fill the orange's shell with 2 tsp. of table salt. Spread the salt all around the inside of the shell with your finger.

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Step 4

Place the orange shell in a plastic sandwich bag or small plastic bowl. Don't seal the bag if you use one.

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Step 5

Place the plastic bag or bowl on a table, dresser, or other surface in your house so the salt within the orange shell can absorb foul odors and the orange shell can release a orange fragrance throughout your home.

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Step 6

Repeat steps to make additional orange peel air fresheners.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Orange peel air fresheners can also be placed in your refrigerator to keep it smelling clean.


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