natural air fresheners

DIY Air Freshener

Everyone loves a nice smelling space, but unfortunately so many of those lovely smelling air refresheners truly aren’t so lovely at all. Most air fresheners actually contain hormone-disrupting chemicals (like VOCs) and since disrupting your hormones is definitely not on a healthy agenda, I highly suggest making a switch to natural fragrances. One really easy way to make a delicious smelling home fragrance involves just 2 ingredients: essential oil + water.

Combine in a spray bottle:

  • 40-45 drops total of your favorite essential oil(s)
  • 1 cup H2o

And that’s it! You now have your very own homemade, all natural air freshener to mist around your rooms, on your sheets, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some essential oil combinations I highly recommend (all essential oils mentioned are under $10 per 0.5 fl oz bottle and a little goes a really long way):

  • sweet orange + cinnamon
  • lavender + sage
  • peppermint + tangerine

Your home will smell lovely and your mood will be positively impacted by the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils — definitely a win-win!

Relaxing Room Spray

Photo Credit: She Essential Beauty

Lavender, lemongrass and bergamot – the perfect blend to clarify the air and calm the senses. Shē Essential Beauty is the creator of this room spray, amongst other home and beauty products. Shē is a holistic company with a really cool beginning – two licensed acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists founded the line upon the priniciple that beauty truly comes from within.

I just came across their blog and it has some very informative posts, like this one: Emotional Beauty (includes an easy to do “Natural Beauty Meditation”!)

Simple & natural air fresheners!

  • White vinegar – removes odors naturally on surfaces and in the air.
  • Baking soda- absorbs odors.  Keep an open box in the refrigerator, closets, under sinks, etc.
  • Essential oils:  1. diluted in water can be used as a room spray  (try sweet orange &  lavender or lemon & cedar)   2. add to a bowl of water - adds moisture to dry, inside air during winter months   3. burn in an aromatherapy diffuser (my favorite!)
  • Soy or beeswax candles – made of natural waxes so you can enjoy the pleasant scent without harmful chemicals being released into the air.
  • Boiling spices like cinnamon in water releases its scent.