Homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners! - Naturally Blended

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Homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners!

Mmmmmmmmm. These smell divine! In my search for homemade Gift Ideas, I found THIS post about homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners using essential oils! Who would have guessed?! I think they are beautiful, they smell wonderful,  and make the perfect gift for anyone!

What you will need: 
  • 1 ounce powdered gelatin
  • 2 cups water divided into (2) 1 cups
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 20-30 drops of you favorite essential oils (I used Sensual and Tranquil) Other options would be Citrus Burst as well as our Holiday Blends!
  • Food coloring: You only need one or two drops. I think I added too much! (optional)
  • Heatproof container to put gelatin air fresheners in
  • Small saucepan
  • Stick to stir gelatin with



Bring one cup of water to a boil in the small saucepan. Add the gelatin. Whisk until smooth and gelatin has dissolved. Once gelatin is dissolved add the salt and second cup of water. Set aside.

Add the essential oils and food coloring to the jar. Dump the gelatin mixture on top and stir. Allow to cool.

gelatin finished

Aren’t these great? They smell so good and I think they are so cute. I used a large size gelatin to get a texture to be able to stir mine when the smell got low. I love the way it turned out.  Nobody would guess that you made these yourself. Plus, they are not full of all of the toxic perfumes!!

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23 thoughts on “Homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners!”

  1. I’m so excited!! I couldn’t find the scent I wanted at the store, so I decided to search for a diy…I’m so happy to have found this recipe!!! I can’t wait to make these, and my husband will be so happy to have some in his favorite scents! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    1. This particular recipe is a very low dilution (about .5%, if not lower). When it comes to passive diffusion, it’s best to start small and stick with a 0.5-1% dilution. The scent should last longer when capped. Just keep in mind that without a preservative, it has the potential to go bad after a longer period of time.

  2. Oooh I want to make these, but I don’t use animal products. Do you think you could use agar agar or vegan gelatin?

    1. Kelly, I don’t have personal experience with either of those but would love to hear how it turns out if you give that a try

    1. Heather you could use a preservative if you want it to last longer. With the gelatin it doesn’t seem to bad as quickly so it should last several weeks.

        1. Heather, I have not had any issues, but it is very dry in Idaho. You will definitely want to add a preservative if it developed mold that quickly.

    1. Hi Rhonda! The gelatin starts to dry up over time but if it is early on enough, you definitely could just add a few more drops of essential oils to increase the scent.

    1. Hi Melissa! There are different types of gelatin and in doing my research, I chose the one that becomes chunky verses solid. Plus I am sure all the whisking helped!

    1. Sorry about that. I will fix it now. You will need 1 oz. I had a three oz bag and just divided it into thirds. I might have had a little more or a little less than I was supposed to.

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