Do we have any gym go-ers here? I’ve been a regular for a long time, but the gym has always been so close to my house that I’ve never needed a gym bag for clothes. About two months ago I started going to gym closer to where I work, which means I need to carry a gym bag now. Which also means I don’t like the smell of my gym bag.
So, what do I do when when I have a problem? I usually DIY a fix for it and this is no exception. You know those scent booster beads you can buy in a laundry section at the grocery store? Turns out, they make a great freshener for your smelly gym bag, too!
Gym bag air freshener supplies
- small gift bag
- fabric scent boost beads
Step 1: prepare your scent boosters
Fill the cap about halfway full with beads.
Step 2: Pour in the scent beads
Pour your capful of scent boosters into the bag. Pull the ribbons on each side to close the bag.
Make sure you tie them together tightly. You don’t want them to spill out in your bag. That wouldn’t be fun to clean up.
That’s it! Plop your new air freshener in your bag and you’re done.
Mine was in my bag for 5 mins before I stopped smelling anything else. I’m convinced that this works long term. Give it a shot and let me know what you think. Or do you have a better DIY air freshener? Please share if so.
I hate the air fresheners you buy in stores. Granted, some smell really good for for like a day, but really all you’re doing is breathing in things you shouldn’t. I’ve read a lot about it because I like candles or anything that keeps a room smelling fresh. I don’t know if that’s all true, and I’m certainly not trying to freak anyone out, but I’m not willing to take chances. That’s why I always make my own.
Today, lemongrass was my scent of choice. It’s made with a few ingredients and you probably have at least one of those in your kitchen right now.
Interested in making your own? Keep reading.
Homemade air freshener supplies
- essential oil
- baking soda
- ribbon (not pictured)
- square piece of fabric (not pictured)
I used an old sampling glass but you can use whatever jar you have available.
Step 1: freshen up with baking soda
Baking soda helps to neutralizing odors so we’re going to use it as the main ingredient in out air freshener.
Pour your baking soda into the glass/jar. I usually fill mine about half way.
Step 2: add the scent
Pour in 5-7 drops of oil and mix it around with a fork. The prongs on the fork help to mash up the oiled baking soda and allow you to disperse the oil more evenly.
Repeat 3-4 times until you’re happy with the smell.
Step 3: cover and fasten
Use your square fabric to cover the top of the glass and tie it shut with a bow.
Place it anywhere you’d like and shake it up when you can’t smell it anymore. You can always add more essential oil, too!
You should change it out every month or so to keep the room smelling fresh.
If you’re interested in more replacements to air fresheners and candles, try some grapefruit wax melts!
This DIY air freshener is potentially one of the easiest, effective crafts I have ever made for Make Something Mondays. It doesn’t look like much but, I promise, it works well.
Thing You Will Need:
Pour the Baking Soda into the jar until it fills up about 1/4 of the jar. Maybe a little less.
Add some drops of each of the essential oils of your choice. It will eventually form clumps from the oil, so make sure you break them up with your fingers or a spoon.
You can add a lid with holes in it if your want to, but I plan to leave mine open.
You’re done! It took about 5 minutes and it smells fantastic! I used Dotera Oils (lavender and lemon) and put the air freshener in my bathroom. It smells soooooo good!