A delicious smelling house can enhance your emotional and physical well being. But air fresheners contain so many toxins, they can do more harm than good. Take our quiz and get some eco-friendly tips on how to eliminate odors and toxins from your house.
An advantage of making your own air freshener, besides that it is chemical-free, is that you can mix and match to create your own scents.
Mix equal parts of fresh lemon juice and water for a DIY air freshener.
Spray your home made air freshener around the house once or twice a week. Use a spray bottle from a used cleaning product, just make sure to rinse it out well.
The ratio of herbs and water should be a handful of herbs to eight cups of water. Bring it to a boil first, then let it simmer.
Essential oils, added to the cloves, cinnamon, ginger and herbs, can create a very pleasing fragrance.
Cotton balls soaked in vanilla extract or essential oils, placed in a jar or bowl in a smelly room, freshens quickly and effectively.
One tree releases enough oxygen to support two human beings. Their oxygen releasing abilities make them effective natural air filters, as well as their ability to absorb toxins into their leaves.
Formaldehyde, as well as trichloroethlyene and benzene, are commonly found in carpets, curtains, clothes and plywood.
NASA recommends about 15 plants to act as a natural air filter in your house.
NASA recommends a whole list of house plants, including them the Chinese Evergreen, the Boston Fern and moth orchids.