Here’s a little insider teaching information that you probably didn’t know. Classrooms stink. Seriously. No matter how clean and fresh your precious child is when you drop him off at school, by the end of the day he will have a definite funk. Whether it’s from warm weather, running around at recess, or those lovely emerging hormones, classrooms become stale and stanky as the day goes on. As a teacher, it is hard to combat the unavoidable smell. Candles are a fire hazard, and aerosol sprays are only a temporary fix.
This quick teacher appreciation gift will help freshen up their classroom, safely and inexpensively. The baking soda will actually absorb some of the offending smells, while the essential oils will add some fresh scents to the air.
Making a natural air freshener couldn’t be simpler. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and add 5 drops of essential oil. I used eucalyptus, but peppermint, lavender, and lemon are also popular choices. Give the mixture a stir to distribute the oil through the baking soda. Place the fabric over the top of the jar and screw the lid ring over it to lock it in place.
Give the jar air freshener with a new bottle of oil and box of baking soda, with a note explaining how to make the mixture. The air freshener will last 2-3 weeks before needing to be switched out for a new mix.
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