Did you know that you can refill a plug-in air freshener so you can keep using the same one over and over again? It’s easy, economical, and you can even make it completely safe and non-toxic as well! Can’t beat that!
OK, this little trick for how to refill a plug-in air freshener is definitely ground-breaking, revolutionary news in my little world. With three pets in the house, I have definitely come to love all kinds of home scent products. I always say that a home that smells clean, feels clean. 🙂
I’ve become particularly fond of these plug-in air fresheners over the last little while, because unlike candles or essential oil diffusers, they’re working all the time. They’re a totally “set it and forget it” kind of solution. You plug one into the wall and you’re good for up to a month! I like to use one in my kitchen because that’s the room that we enter in to first from the side door we usually use and I love coming home to a fresh smelling home.
Why it Can be Better to Refill a Plug-In Air Freshener
There are only a few issues that I’ve come across with these plug-in air fresheners. First of all, I live in a small town and I don’t have a Bath and Body works near by, which is where I buy the refills for this fun lantern air freshener plug that I have. Also, I live in Canada, so the shipping costs can be pretty astronomical if I order them online. The other problem is that I prefer to use products that I know are 100% safe and natural to breath in and I worry sometimes about these heavily scented products. I do love the fun scents from the wallflower plugins, but I’d rather just use the store bought ones every once in awhile, and sub-in homemade refills using just essential oils the rest of the time.
Here’s a quick video showing you how I do it. For step-by-step instructions, just continuing reading the post below the video!
How to Refill a Plug-in Air Freshener at Home!
So here’s how these air fresheners can be refilled!
You’ll need your empty plug-in air freshener bulb, a pair of needle-nose pliers, and a some essential oil.
First, you’ll need to take the pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the wick and the little plastic wick-holding cap. Take both pieces out together and keep them together. You’ll replace them just like that when you’re done.
Once you’ve got the wick out, just add about 10-15 drops of essential oil into the bulb. You can either just do a single oil, or you can mix them. Some of my Spring, Summer, or Christmas diffuser recipes would be perfect for adding into this. Maybe just ad an extra drop of each oil so you have enough in there.
Next all you’ll need to do is fill the bulb up to the top with water!
Replace the cap and wick, plug it in, and enjoy! I love this little lantern style plug that I have in the kitchen. 🙂
So that’s how you refill a plug-in air freshener!
Here’s another natural, re-usable, economical home-keeping trick from The Creek Line House: Make Your Own Reusable Swiffer Cloths!
Do you use these types of air fresheners at home? Have you ever tried refilling them?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.