Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Natural Air Fresheners

Even before I started to rid my home and life of needless chemicals, I never really used commercial air fresheners. Something about the fake fragrances always kind of gagged me after using them. I did love the smell of candles burning and I miss having certain fragrances wafting through the air.

Recently, as I flipped through a magazine I found this awesome recipe to make your own home air fresheners and deodorizers out of very simple ingredients and some that we have talked about before.

Try these at home and enjoy the aroma of essential oils and relax knowing you are using safe products.

Air Freshener

10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love the relaxing aroma of lavender; but others to try are lemon, pine, or orange).

1/2 cup distilled water

Put into a spray bottle, shake well before each use and spray around your house.

Air Deodorizer

1 teaspoon baking soda (This ingredient absorbs odors)

1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice (These both will deodorize the air and surfaces).

2 cups of hot water

Put in a spray bottle and spray in the air to kill odors.


Hanlie said...

I should try that! I've also never really been into air fresheners - they just smelled "chemical" to me. Instead I often burned some incense, but have heard that that is also not good for you. Thanks for the recipe!

carla said...

I was just reading last night about chamomile (sp) and how in addition to being great to relax us in tea the essential oil is relaxing scentwise as well.

gonna find some of that today :)


Unknown said...

My pleasure Hanlie!

Hello MizFit! Chamomile is a great idea! I might have to try that as well! Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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