If you suffer from asthma, allergies or other skin or respiratory sensitivities, you may have already banned store-bought air fresheners from your home.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fragrant atmosphere.
There are plenty of natural alternatives that are safe, effective and you probably have the ingredients for many already in your home.
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- Brilliant Baking Soda
Baking soda has long been used as a natural absorber of odors. In fact, if you have a novelty fridge freshener in your refrigerator, you can bet it contains baking soda. Using baking soda to mask and remove odors really couldn’t be easier.
Simply pop open a box and place in an inconspicuous place in your home. You can also empty a little into a saucer and place throughout your home. If you have pets, be aware that baking soda can cause serious health issues if ingested.
- The Humble Houseplant
Surprisingly, it was NASA that discovered how deodorizing a houseplant can be. In fact, your houseplants are probably removing up to 87% of toxic odors from your indoor air right now. That’s not so shabby! So, fill your home with beautiful plants. Look after them, and they will look after you.
- The Value Of Vinegar
Nasty smells, especially those lurking in the kitchen, can be banished with vinegar, and it only takes a few minutes. Simply boil one cup of water and a tablespoon of vinegar on your stove to remove those nasty odors once and for all.
You can even add this solution to little pots around the home. The best thing is that vinegar is harmless to children and pets, and because they are unlikely to welcome the taste, they are more likely to leave it well alone!
- Natural Essential Oils
There are so many natural essential oils to choose from that you could easily have a different fragrance in every room. Simply put a few drops into water and leave around the home. You can also put a few drops onto a cotton ball and leave these in inconspicuous places such as behind a curtain or a photo frame.
- Light A Candle
Candles are a great way to fragrance your home, and there are so many different brands to choose from. You could even try making your own scented candles. Consider beeswax candles that give off a scent of honey as they purify the air, or even soy candles scented with essential oils.
- Good Ole Fresh Air
When you don’t have any ingredients to hand, don’t want to light a candle or it’s a hot day, opening a window can be the best natural air freshener there is.