Are you tired of commercial air fresheners that use toxic chemicals as part of their ingredients? They make your home smell nice but at what cost? I personally can’t use any commercial air fresheners: I instantly “taste” the scent of the it, and my breathing gets uncomfortable.
There may be a reason why your allergies flare up or your asthma gets worse every time you use that air freshener. A better alternative is to use homemade room fresheners with essential oils.
Essential oils are all natural so they are safe to use. The aromas created by essential oils are stronger than any man-made fragrance so they truly clean and freshen the room. Your home or office can smell great without dealing with the potential dangers that commercial air fresheners pose.
My Favorite Homemade Room Freshener
My personal favorite is a mixture I made a few year ago with the only oils I had on hand at the time: lavender and lemongrass oil. It ended up being my all time favorite, no matter how many other combinations I tried. Here’s what I used:
- 20 drops of lavender oil (get it here)
- 30 drops of lemongrass oil (here’s where I get mine)
- 4 oz water, in a cobalt blue glass
I give it a shake before each use, and give a few spritzes every time I want that fresh, lemony scent 😉
Majestic Pure Lavender Essential Oil, Therapeutic Grade, 4 fl. Oz12, Cobalt Blue, 2 oz Glass Bottles, with Black Fine Mist SprayersLemongrass Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.
Another very important fact is that essential oils don’t cover up the odors the way commercial air fresheners do. They actually clean the air by eliminating the source of the odor, so they leave your home smelling clean and fresh, not perfumery. Essential oils also have many therapeutic benefits that can greatly improve your overall health.
When it comes to choosing a scent, you have even more wonderful aromas to pick from or you can combine oils together to create your own unique blends. There are so many options! You don’t have to risk your health just to make your home smell nice. Make your own air fresheners using essential oils and enjoy a fresh, clean home with added benefits.
The Problem with Commercial Air Fresheners
Commercial air fresheners come in a wide variety of fragrances and they’re so convenient. You can grab one off the shelf when shopping for grocery’s but is the convenience worth it? Are they safe to use? If you take a few minutes to read the ingredients, you’ll discover that it’s a lot more lurking inside that bottle of air freshener than just a nice scent.
Commercial air fresheners contain one or more of the following chemicals:
You can read more about these chemicals and the health problems they may cause at Health Scams Exposed. Another big problem with air fresheners is that most of them don’t eliminate odors. Instead, they just cover them up with perfumery scents, which means they actually add to the problem.
The Difference Essential Oils Make
Once you discover the difference that essential oils make, you’ll wish you had made the switch from toxic air fresheners sooner. However, if you’re new to aromatherapy, you might be wondering what makes them a better choice? First, essential oils are all natural so they don’t contain any harmful, man-made chemicals that can cause all types of health problems.
Second, these oils are very potent, so a few drops are all you need to make a full bottle of room freshener. This makes them economical and they’re so easy to make. There are many recipes to choose from, some of which are as simple as putting a few drops of your favorite oil in a spray bottle of water.