How to Make Non Toxic Air Fresheners

Whether it's a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, you may think your commercial air freshener is leaving your air clean and refreshed. Most air fresheners mask odors and usually contain dangerous chemicals that can cause more harm than good. Don't let a bad smell ruin your day. Follow these easy steps and find out how to make safe and eco-friendly air fresheners.

Steps

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    Make a baking soda and vanilla scented spray.

    • Pour the baking soda into a spray bottle and fill with water. Baking soda is a natural neutralizer and will absorb odors rather than covering them up.
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    • Add a couple drops of vanilla extract to give it a light and natural scent.
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    Use vinegar to freshen the air.
    • Pour distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle. Using white distilled vinegar is safe, highly effective and very inexpensive.
    • Spray the vinegar mist into the offending areas and let it work on the odors. In a few moments the scent of the vinegar will evaporate - and so will your odors.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • The National Resources Defense Council recently discovered 12 out of 14 popular air fresheners in the USA contain a chemical known to cause reproductive problems in humans. (Source: VideoJug, 2008)

Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Vanilla extract/essence - a few drops
  • Plastic spray bottle

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video demonstration of article. Original source of article; shared with permission & appreciation.

Article Info

Categories: Homemade Air Fresheners