The closets are that part of our home that require constant maintenance. There are times of the year when there is a lot of humidity in the environment, and developing unpleasant odors. Sometimes it is not enough to ventilate them or use an electric dehumidifier.
If you want your clothes, towels, sheets (or whatever you keep in the closets) to always have a pleasant fragrance, you can make your air fresheners with natural products. This way, you don't fill your closets with chemicals and eliminate unpleasant odors. They are easy to make and use very few materials.
I used environmentally friendly materials to make these cabinet air fresheners. These air fresheners are made with fabric, and cotton threads, flowers and dry branches of aromatic plants. Once they have served their purpose, they will degrade easily when discarded. Great? Then let's get to work!
The gauze fabric used to clean wounds is an ideal fabric for this craft. The gauze is made with a loose weave where each strand of thread leaves a space that allows the scent of dried flowers and branches to spread into the cabinet through these small holes.
It is a gauze measuring 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm), which is folded into 6 parts. Spreading it lengthwise easily forms three squares, which are ideal for making a cloth bag out of them and then stuffing them with fragrant flowers and branches.
At home, I had colored wool, but each strand is thick, so I decided to unwind it and use the thinner yarns.
Yes, those are the red wine-colored flowers used to make infusions. To activate the refreshing aroma, you can also use small pieces of dried lemon peel.
Once the cloth bags are filled, place them in the drawers of your cupboards or hang them somewhere so that the aroma is dispersed inside.
You can also place them in the drawers where you keep your underwear or sheets to give them a pleasant aroma.
Other options to aromatize are to fill the cloth bags with lavender flowers, chamomile, jasmine, gardenia, dried orange leaves, and citronella. Remember to dehydrate the flowers, leaves, or branches you are going to use. If there is any moisture left, this will contribute to the development of fungi and unpleasant odors.
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The author's original text in Spanish was translated into English using DeepL