My colleagues at work were talking about air fresheners. I wondered to myself, “What synthetic chemicals do they put in those things?” Searching the internet brought up a lot of negative information about commercial air “fresheners”.
I would agree that few things are more pleasant than coming home and walking into a beautifully scented home. However, it seems that most commercial air-fresheners, including the plug-ins, are derived from hazardous chemicals. 95% of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from toxic petrochemicals. Of the 3,000 plus chemicals used in commercial air-fresheners, almost all are linked to birth defects, abnormal hormonal levels, allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Blending your own sprays from essential oils not only scents the home with a wonderful fragrance, those made with botanical oils also contain germ and bacteria fighting power as well.
Most of the blends listed in the recipes below contain mild antibacterial and antiviral…
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