How do you make your own nontoxic air fresheners? How can you save money on household products?
It may come as no surprise that the basic ingredients in air fresheners aren’t anything that we should be inhaling. Formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, 1,4 dichlorobenzene and aerosol propellants. Sound good to you? Some of the common chemicals found in air fresheners have been found to be toxic to humans and may increase the incidence of many different health problems. The main problem with commercial air fresheners lies in the types of chemicals present inside them. The most dangerous of these chemicals are called phthalates. Phthalates are known to cause cancer, hormonal abnormalities, birth defects, and reproductive problems. That list alone is enough to convince me to make my own air fresheners!
Which essential oil should you use for your air freshener?
Contains Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and myrtle (Myrtus communis). It helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors.
Citrus Fresh Blend
Contains Orange (Citrus aurantium), tangerine (Citrus nobilis), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), lemon (Citrus limon), and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it supports the immune system and overall health* while bringing about a sense of well-being, creativity, and feelings of joy. It also works as an air purifier.
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