Sweet Vanilla Air Freshener Formula

Late winter means we’ve had our houses shut up tight against the cold for weeks now, and sometimes the air can get pretty stale. What’s worse, smells you wish you didn’t have start announcing themselves all over the place.

Well, we have what may be the world’s easiest, sweetest answer for air freshening, ever. You won’t believe what a difference it makes, or how ridiculously simple it is!

The vanilla bean has properties that reduce odors. Try this trick to remove unwanted smells and make your home fresh and sweetly-scented:

Just put 1 to 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract in a small cup anywhere you want air freshening. That’s it!

By Annie B. Bond


Lydia Weissmuller Price

Vanilla beans do come from an orchid, Summerannie. The farms plant ten females for every one male...and these are all hand-pollinated. Mmmm...vanilla!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Joy S.
Joy s5 years ago

YUM! Would make me constantly hungry!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Danielle I.
Danielle I5 years ago

Simple and would smell divine - Thanks :)

Ingo Schreiner
Ingo Schreiner5 years ago



Nancy P.
Nancy P5 years ago

If you use fresh vanilla bean; after scraping the beans take the pod and place it in a small jar with vodka. Place in a dark place and let sit for several days. You can put the vanilla mixture in a spray bottle and use it as a room freshner.

Kamryn M.
Kay M5 years ago

doesn't get any easier than that. thanks.

Frans Badenhorst
Frans B5 years ago

cool beans!!

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M5 years ago

I really like the smell of vanilla but in a subtle way and while speaking about it I learnt that a Vanilla Pod/extract is from an Orchid. Fancy that huh? I just learnt that, googled it and bingo struck gold!