How to Fix a Spray Air Freshener Nozzle

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Things You'll Need

  • Warm wet cloth

  • Cotton swab

  • Bowl

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Toothpick or sewing needle


Run the air freshener nozzle under warm water and dry with a tissue after each use. This will prevent build-up from forming on the nozzle.

Air fresheners are used to mask unpleasant odors or create a favorable fragrance in the air. A clogged air freshener spray bottle can be very frustrating when the contents will not come out. Clogs can occur when debris and resin collect and build up in the small opening of the spray nozzle; fortunately, removing the clog is a simple process and only takes a few minutes.


Step 1

Remove the spray nozzle from the air freshener bottle. Run the nozzle under hot water for a few minutes.

Step 2

Wipe the spray nozzle clean with a warm wet cloth and a cotton swab. Make sure you wipe all crevices inside the spray nozzle.


Step 3

Soak the nozzle in a bowl of rubbing alcohol. Let the nozzle sit for about ten minutes. Rubbing alcohol will break down any debris in the nozzle.

Step 4

Rinse the nozzle off in warm water. Check for any remaining debris; if there is some, insert a toothpick or sewing needle into the center of the nozzle to dislodge it.


Step 5

Replace the spray nozzle back on the air freshener bottle. Shake the contents of the bottle and spray to test it out.



Emily Jones

Based in Statesboro, Ga., Emily Jones has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in the diverse topics of cleaning and insects. Jones is a graduate student studying education at Georgia Southern University.