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Homemade Air Freshener Options For Less Toxic Air

3/25/2014

Valerie Johannsen People & Brand Manager

If you’re using store-bought aerosol fresheners at home, you’re likely spraying at least two toxic chemicals in the air, benzene, and formaldehyde.  Both of these chemicals are harmful and can cause serious problems ranging from eye irritation to more serious conditions like cancer.

Luckily, there are plenty of natural air freshener options that will keep your home smelling just as wonderful without the hidden addition of toxic chemicals.

Here are three of our favorite DIY air freshener recipes:

Homemade Febreeze

  • Distilled water
  • 1 Tbs. Baking soda
  • 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour the baking soda into a small dish and add the drops of essential oils (if adding).  Mix well with a spoon.
  2. Pour baking soda into the empty spray bottle and fill it to the top with water.  Shake well to mix the baking soda and water. You can use this to freshen the air in a room. You can also use it on carpets, couches, shoes, etc.

Spicy Potpourri

In a Ziploc bag, mix one ounce of cinnamon sticks, a small container of whole cloves and a small container of allspice. Give the bag a good shake! Take one teaspoon of the spice blend and mix it with one cup of water. Pour the blend into a saucepan on your stove, bring to a boil, and then let it simmer to create a potpourri with some kick!

Apple and Ginger

Gather sliced ginger, lemon juice and a big handful of apple peels. Add your ingredients together in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the concoction to a boil on your stovetop. Then turn down the heat and let the mixture boil until the water has evaporated. This is a great seasonal choice for winter.

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