If you made my hair gel recipe from last week, you might be wondering what else you can use all that unflavored gelatin for. This is a simple and wonderful recipe for an air freshener gel. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 packet unflavored, clear gelatin
- 1/8 tsp. rubbing alcohol
- ½ Cup boiling water
- ½ Cup cold water
- 40 drops essential oil of your choice
- 2 empty baby food jars
Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Add cold water and stir until blended. Add the alcohol and essential oil and stir. Pour into jars.
Make sure to use an essential oil that is antifungal or mold will start to grow in it. Lavender, tea tree oil, clove, and eucalyptus, are some antifungal oils. There are lots more, but these are some of the basics. As always, if you find one you like, you can use it in lots of recipes.
When your jars are done, make sure not to place them in a warm place like on top of the TV or the gelatin will liquefy some. If this happens, place it in the refrigerator for a while so it can set again.
As the gel gradually evaporates/dries out, it releases the scent of the essential oil. They last a surprisingly long time, and when they’re dried out, just clean them out and refill!