Stop Spraying Cancer-Causing Ingredients Into Your Home! Here's 8 Natural Air Fresheners Instead

No one likes when their home smells unpleasant. Most Americans reach for a chemical air freshener - but we're here with much better, natural options!

Not only are most conventional air fresheners a waste of plastic and other resources, but they also contain phthalates, a known carcinogen.

The National Resources Defense Council tested 14 air sprays off the shelf in Walgreens, including those labeled “all-natural” and “unscented” and found that 12 of the 14 tested positive for phthalates.

Scented candles aren't any better, as they frequently give off toluene and benzene, and most reed diffusers contain diproprylene glycol and/or ethanol - neither of which are things you want in your home.

Fortunately, we've got eight great alternative ideas for you:

  1. Bake Something: Bake some delicious cookies, brownies, or cake, and your house will not only smell great for any guests you’re having over, but you also get the bonus of having cookies or cake to eat!
  2. Boil Cinnamon: Fill a saucepan with water and insert cinnamon sticks into the water. Bring to a boil. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the smell disperses throughout your home.
  3. Clean with Fruit: Not only does it work well, it will leave your house smelling lemony and fresh!
  4. DIY Reed Diffuser: Add a few drops of your favorite scent of essential oil (being careful not to let essential oil touch your bare skin) to a carrier oil like almond oil, then put in a narrow-necked glass bottle with reeds. Make sure you keep it out of reach of small children and pets.
  5. DIY Room Spray: You only need lime juice, water, and baking soda for this one.
  6. Ground Coffee: Buy some coffee beans and grind them yourself. Your coffee will not only taste better, but it will fill your house with a fantastic aroma.
  7. Flowers: Buy a bouquet of flowers and leave them on your counter, dining room table or coffee table. They not only add a lovely visual aspect but they also make any room smell great.
  8. Make Herb Sachets: Get some small cotton bags and fill them with your favorite dried herbs, flowers, and spices, and place in drawers to make your clothes smell good, instead of buying artificially scented drawer/closet scent diffusers.

And for more great ideas, check out this great video on making your own diffusers!

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Stop Spraying Cancer-Causing Ingredients Into Your Home! Here's 8 Natural Air Fresheners Instead Stop Spraying Cancer-Causing Ingredients Into Your Home! Here's 8 Natural Air Fresheners Instead Reviewed by matt on 18:40:00 Rating: 5
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