Houses pick up all sorts of smells. They come from pets, children, food, the heat, the weather and just daily life. Many people spend a lot of money deodorizing their homes with scented candles or air fresheners.
These store bought products can be very expensive and can also have chemicals. Air fresheners in particular can be toxic and one should be very carefully about how and where they are sprayed, if they are sprayed at all.
Go the natural route!
By going the natural route you can create your own products and also look after your family’s health. If your children suffer from asthma or any chest infection, coughs or allergies, natural air fresheners are the way to go. Plus your home will always smell delicious.
- Baking soda
- Essential oil
- Empty candle container
- A mason jar with a tin lid
- Clean out the candle holder with hot water and soap
- Soak off any labels
- Fill the jar quarter way with baking soda
- Add 8-10 drops of your essential oil
- Stir with a fork, slowly
You may then leave this mixture on any surface, in a bathroom or a bedroom. It will deodorize and cleanse the air. You may want to add a tea candle in the centre of the mixture too.
If you want your mixture to last for a long time, and have a slow release effect then screw the lid on to the mason jar and make holes in the lid with your hammer and screwdriver. This will give a slow release to the freshener and it will last longer.
These are so inexpensive to make, the essential oils will go a long way and you can make dozens and dozens of natural air fresheners over a period of time, for very little money.
They are beautiful and healthy too.