Last Updated: May 25, 2022

7 best natural air fresheners for your home or car.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 13 min read

From foul smells that can be left behind from your compost bin to your pets’ rainy-day stench, sometimes the air in your home needs a little refresh every now and then. You may not know it but many conventional air fresheners can contain unforgiving pollutants that can cause harm to you and your loved ones.

Whether you’re settled in a small apartment or a large home, our list of the best natural air fresheners offers options to give your living quarters a clean, crisp aroma makeover in no time. Whether you're looking for something specific, such as our Grove Co. Clear the Air Toilet Spray for the bathroom (every home needs something to clear the air there) or essential oils you can use in any room like those used in our Grove Co. Essential Oil Burner, you’re sure to find what’s just right to give you that breath of fresh air you’re looking for.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Mrs. Meyer's Room Freshener

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From cat litter to an old, forgotten gym bag, sometimes we need a little help freshening up our home and bringing back the balance. This Mrs Meyer's Room Freshener Spray helps mask unwanted odors, so your home can have an air makeover with just a few spritzes. This Mrs Meyer's room spray is paraben-free, Leaping Bunny–certified, and made with …

8 Oz
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2. Caldrea Linen & Room Spray

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Use this Caldrea Linen & Room Spray to knock out bad smells in your home. This linen room spray is paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s also made with essential oils and can be used on laundry, sheets, pillows, blankets, and even carpet and rugs. It comes in multiple scents, so you can choose the one that speaks to …

16 Oz
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3. Grove Co. Clear the Air Toilet Spray

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Our number one for going number two! A scented toilet spray made with nontoxic ingredients to eliminate odors before you use the bathroom.

Email us at and we’ll send you a prepaid return label. Please mail your packaging back to us for recycling through Recyclops. We accept the following: Grove Co. flexible …
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4. Muse Apothecary Linen, Pillow and Fabric Spray

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Spritz this Pillow Ritual Calming Pillow Mist over your pillow at night for a calming bedtime ritual that beckons you toward sleep. Select an aromatherapeutic blend of Fleur du Rose or Aloe, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. Each 8-ounce bottle is scented with natural fragrance and essential oils for complete relaxation. Sweet dreams!

An aromatherapy …

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5. Enviroscent Car Vent Air Freshener Kit

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This Enviroscent Car Vent Air Freshener Kit includes one stylish, refillable car vent clip and one Scent Pod™. Made from sustainable paper pulp, the Scent Pod™ contains natural fragrances made with essential oils.

Each Enviroscent recyclable Scent Pod™ lasts for 30 days. When it’s time to refill your car vent clip, purchase an Enviroscent Car Vent …

1 vent clip + 1 scent pod
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6. Enviroscent Plug-in Air Freshener Kit

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Unplug your old plug in air freshener and start scenting safer. Includes one (1) sleek, refillable plug hub warmer + one (1) scent pod refill.

No liquid, no leaks, no worries: Unlike other plug in air fresheners scented candles, you don't have to worry about leaks, hot wax, flames or messes.

Non-toxic ingredients: With a high essential oil …
1 plug + 1 scent pod
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7. Grove Co. Room Spray Concentrate + Reusable Room Spray Bottle Set

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This set includes one room spray concentrate made with 100% natural fragrance. Mix with water in the included Reusable Room Spray Bottle and enjoy!

    Avaiable in bright and woodsy Stargazing, floral and aromatic Sanctuary, or sweet and cozy Homemade. Each scent's natural fragrance is made from …
1 x 8 OZ Glass Room Spray Bottle, 1 x 1 OZ Room Spray Concentrate
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How can I make my house smell good all the time?

Okay, first of all, to make your house smell good all the time, you should start with the basics — we’re talking about consistently cleaning your home (including dusting), washing your pets regularly (or taking them to the groomers), and keeping up with your laundry (including bedding). If you’re still having odor problems, try to target where the smell is coming from, whether that be unnoticed, leftover garbage or compost, hidden pet accidents, disregarded fireplace ash, or something else.

Here’s some other advice to make your house smell good all the time:

  • Use an indoor air purifier
  • Try an odor eliminator, like baking soda, on your carpets
  • Invest in a dehumidifier for your home if you live somewhere with high humidity
  • Check out our list of best air fresheners above and test out your tops picks

What is the best thing to use to make your house smell good?

It’s no secret what the best air freshener for a home is — it’s the one that works best for you. Here are some of our top-ranking options for keeping the stank away.

What is the best house fragrance?

There is no one particular “best” house fragrance — just like the best air freshener for homes, it’s very subjective and can only be answered by you because you know what you like most. You can try different scents firsthand to see which ones you’ll want your home to smell like.

If you like natural scents, you can try products made with tea tree oil, citrus, or eucalyptus. If those scents make your nose stand up, you can always try natural floral fragrances such as rose, lavender, or lilac. Seasonal scents are also great because they’re fun and bring reminders of that time of year.

Remember, when you’re picking out a scent for your home, you’ll want to always choose fragrances that are naturally derived as they’re healthier options for everyone in your home, especially if you have kids or pets. As far as the best air freshener for your car, you’ll also want to pick something that’s chemical-free because you’ll be in a tight space breathing it in.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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