We all like to experience a nice scent in our homes, but there are certain areas in our homes that can really smell bad like the kitchen, bathroom or some furniture that easily catches all the bad odors from our home. Most of us turn to the use of products in the markets that offer fresh scent, but these products are packed with chemicals that can do more harm than good. Therefore, we should find a natural way how our homes to smell nice and still be safe for use. For that purpose, in this article we shall show you how to prepare a homemade air freshener.
This homemade air freshener is based on the use of natural ingredients which are safe for use, and at the same time offer that pleasant scent in our home.
The commonly used deodorants neutralize the odor in our home but they are also causing indoor pollution which is as harmful as the outdoor pollution. As a result of that you may suffer from asthma or on the long run even from cancer or other health issues. In fact, as per a conducted 2007 study, the use of air freshener once a week elevates the risk of asthma in adults.
The content of chemicals in the deodorants was also proven by a carried out study by the Center for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, in the UK. This study has revealed that these products produce large amounts of formaldehyde which is a substance classified as carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program.
Plus, another study released in the Journal of Public Health involving 2000 pregnant women, reported that the pregnant women who used air fresheners had a higher chance of giving birth to babies with lung infections.
Therefore, we can for sure conclude that the deodorants used for refreshing the air in our home are air pollutants. Make certain to avoids their use and thus protect your health and well-being.
There are natural tricks that can help you to have the odor in your home that you have always liked it.
Recipe of a Natural Deodorant
4 tablespoons of baking soda
A few drops of essential oil at your own preference. You can opt for lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus essential oil, etc.
2 cups of water
In a bowl combine all the listed ingredients and then let it stand for half an hour. After that transfer the solution into a spray bottle. Spray this mixture to the areas in your home that easily absorb odors. Thanks to its use your home will be free of all the bad scents leaving behind a nice pleasant smell.
You should know that the use of essential oils needs to be handled with care because they are not advised for pregnant or nursing women, or for babies or pets. The safest natural deodorant is based on a mixture of water and baking soda.