Natural and Clean Air Fresheners For Your Home
To deal with household odours, natural remedies such as eucalyptus, lemon, and vinegar can help neutralise and eradicate bad scents. While fresh air alone will sweep out most scents, in using natural remedies with pure products, you can avoid the harsh, toxic chemicals that commercial air fresheners produce.
Pomanders are great for display purposes, but also highly functional! Place them in a bowl in your bedroom, dining room, living room and even your drawers and these aromatic spheres will elevate your living spaces! Simply stud a handful of oranges with whole cloves, space them evenly, close together and voila!
Similar to the Pomander Ball, a homemade sweet, smelling lavender sachet will spruce up your drawers and air out stuffy closets! Order some mini cotton muslin bags with drawstrings and fill them up with some fresh lavender. Make sure the mini bags are made from cotton, a natural material that ‘breathes.’ This part is optional however, for a stronger scent, sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a cotton pad and place inside.
You can alternatively order organic lavender sachets online here.
DIY Air Freshener
To freshen up your home with a pleasing, relaxing and fresh fragrance that isn’t made from toxic chemicals, use a clean glass spray bottle, a cup of distilled water, three tablespoons of rubbing alcohol or vodka and at least 20 drops of any essential oil. For a fresh scent, you may with to choose a citrus scent, such as lemon or orange, or you could choose relaxation-enhancing oils such as bergamot, lavender, chamomile or rose.
Simmer half a dozen lemon slices (approximately two lemons), cloves and rosemary in boiling water on the stove for around 10 minutes. Add cinnamon in the mix if you are looking for a more Autumnal scent! Lemon helps eliminate odours from your kitchen in particular, especially if you have recently cooked fish.
A small dish of vinegar can immediately neutralise cigarette smoke, cooking odours and other musty smells. To get rid of a musty smell in old bureau drawers, fill a glass dish with 1⁄2 inch of white vinegar and set it in the drawer until the smell goes away. Make sure the dish has high sides to prevent spilling.