Pet odors, days-old trash, dirty diapers, cooking, the list goes on. There are a number of ways to remove all of these nasty odors from your home.
Store bought room air fresheners, are among the most commonly used odor eliminators. But do you know the ingredients in that traditional air freshener you may pick up at your local department store? Quite frankly, it’s not pretty to think of all the chemicals that are in these bottles, and to think when you hit that spray lever, you’re ingesting them straight into your body.
Essential oils are the natural, chemical-free, aroma fresheners
Maybe you’ve heard of essential oils. Maybe not. Either way, essential oils provide many more benefits than most people expect. It’s a misconception that these all natural products are designed to simply “smell nice.”
Sure, essential oils certainly work well as natural fragrances, but they do far more. The versatility of blending your own recipes often becomes a hobby in itself.
In terms of fighting off stinky odors, there are a number of oils to try out. Generally, the more citrusy oils work the best. Lemon, in particular, is the most common essential oil for eliminating bad odors. It’s especially popular among dog and other pet owners. Not only is lemon effective at eliminating undesirable odors, it also delivers a host of therapeutic benefits.
Room Air Freshener with Essential Oils
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
- 1/2 Cup Witch Hazel
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 6 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 4 Drops Lemongrass Oil
- 2 Drop Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Mix oils together in a glass spray bottle and use as needed to make your home smell fresh and clean.
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.
Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil
Works as a powerful antioxidant and disinfectant
- Supports both the nervous and sympathetic nervous system
- Works great as a sanitizer, often used for homemade cleaning products.
- Provides healthy soothing benefits that increase energy levels
- Frequently added to food to increase flavor of both main dishes and desserts
- Offers health benefits for things like indigestion, throat irritation, and respiratory issues
Benefits of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
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Editor’s Note/Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Diffuser World, Inc.; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.