Saturday, June 5, 2010

Air Freshener

I've had the book, Clean House Clean Planet, by Karen Logan, for more than a year now. I read through the first few chapters and even tried out some recipes when I first got it, but haven't touched it since. I came across it while cleaning the other week and gave it another read. I've since been making some new household products and I wanted to share some of them. First up, air freshener.

Do you know what is really in a commercial air freshener? PDCBs, naphthalamenes, formaldehyde, sodium bisulfate, glycol ethers, ethanol and other alcohols, propellants, and synthetic fragrances. We don't really know what this chemical cocktail really does to our bodies or what the health effects are. I don't want to take the risk anymore, but I really hate stinky smells. And I don't think I can go without some sort of air freshener, so I decided to make my own. Its incredibly simple!

Picture to come soon.

Nature Made Odor Absorber

white distilled vinegar
pure essential oil of your choice (I used lemon, but want to get some lavender to try next)
8oz fine-mist spray bottle

Fill your spray bottle with vinegar. Add 20-30 drops of your favorite pure essential oil. Shake before each use.

Spray to absorb the unpleasant odor. Great for bathroom and kitchen. Spray-mist area and leave the room. This is meant to absorb the odors, not to enjoy the sweet smell.

Cost comparison from book - $1.43 vs. $0.48... a savings of $0.95 each time you refill the bottle.

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

Thanks for posting all of these natural recipes. I use mostly homemade stuff. But never hurts to try even more :)