I know so many of us enjoy a clean fresh scent- especially after the house have been onced-over and is sparkling clean. It’s like having dessert after a meal: It’s a reward, if you will, for our cleaning efforts. But most, if not all, store-bought air fresheners contain toxic chemicals. Candles aren’t any better, any scented product contains toxic chemicals.
A study conducted by the University of Washington in 2010 found that out of the 25 commonly used scented products they tested, there were an average of 17 chemicals emitted from each one. There were 133 total chemicals identified throughout the entire testing process and approximately 25 percent are considered hazardous or toxic. Surprisingly, only one was listed on the product label. What about the other 132 chemical compounds that you are unknowingly discharging into the air? <source>
Unfortunately, manufacturers of these types of air freshening scented products (as well as personal care products, cleaning supplies and laundry products) are not required to disclose what goes into making them.
No worries though, we can just make our own!
I use a “cleansing” blend of essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro.
DIY Air Freshening Spray
20 drops cleansing blend essential oil
16 oz. clean spray bottle (click here to buy)
Fill the spray bottle with water leaving approximately 1 inch from the top. Then use 20 drops of the cleansing blend essential oil (adjust amount to your liking) and shake for a few seconds and mist away! Be sure to shake before each use.
Note: Do not to allow this spray to land on food, beverages or pets.
To find out more of the essential oils that I use and recommend, please email me here and I’ll be in touch!