Air fresheners are very useful when it comes to making your home smell good, but did you know that the best air freshener is actually natural?
When you use artificial air freshener, what you’re really doing it throwing chemicals in the air. This can cause health problems including allergies and even cancer in the long run.
The best way to get rid of unwanted smells is by using natural air fresheners such as fresh flowers and herbs, baking soda, lemon juice or even essential oils.
This article will help you pick the right air freshener for your home and teach you how to use it safely.
Mint is a great natural air freshener. It does not only smell good, but it’s also very easy to grow and maintain. Just place the mint plant in your house and let it spread its fresh scent throughout.
A good alternative to mint is lavender. Lavender grows almost anywhere and they smell wonderful. You can add lavender plants on your garden or you can grow them in a pot and keep it in your room.
Baking soda is also a great natural air freshener. It absorbs smells by trapping them inside its porous structure, which makes it perfect for bathrooms and kitchens. Just make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply it on a cloth to scrub the walls, floors, carpets and even the furniture.
Lemon juice can also be used as an air freshener. You can use lemons as you would any other citrus fruits – just cut them in half and place them inside your drawers or cabinets for a fresh scent. You can also place lemon peels inside your kitchen cabinets or you can boil them to make your whole house smell like lemons (just be careful not to put too much because this might trigger respiratory problems).
Essential oils are another great choice for natural air fresheners. The best thing about essential oils is that they come in many different scents. Use these oils to make your own natural air freshener. Just mix them with water and put them in a spray bottle for easy application.