Air fresheners have become the norm in many American homes and workplaces, advertised to have your space smelling deliciously clean and fragrant like fresh laundry, a brilliant breeze, baked goods or friendly fruits. Unfortunately, many of the products on the shelves contain hazardous, harmful and toxic chemicals called phthalates. This chemical compound is mainly added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity, but can have a negative impact on our respiratory health.
There is a simple, effective solution to these so-called “innocent” “all-natural” “unscented” chemicals. Remove the toxic air fresheners, open the windows to bring in fresh air, and replace the not-so-good smell-goods with your own, two-ingredient air freshener that contains no chemicals. Not only is it lighter on the wallet, it’s very simple and you can rest assured that you’re breathing one less chemical in your sacred space, your home.
What You Need:
8-ounce glass spray bottle
1/2 cup distilled water
20 drops essential oil
Try these essential oils on their own: Uplifiting Blend, Lavender, Peppermint, or even Lemon
Combine the distilled water and your choice of essential oil into a glass spray bottle. You can use more or less essential oil depending on how strong you want the aroma. Make sure you shake the bottle prior to each use.
Try freshening up your furniture, carpets, car, or bathroom with a couple of spritzes of your new essential oil air freshener.
If you’re interested in learning more about what’s in your home, check out the documentary Chemerical – Welcome to a toxic free world.
Sources: – wikipedia – nrdc.org – chemicalnation.com
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