Basic Air Freshener
There are so many reasons to give up commercial aerosol room sprays and make your own air freshener spray!
Chlorofluorocarbons are harmful to the planet, and aerosolized chemicals should never be inhaled, yet that is exactly what we do when we spray aerosol air freshener!
As a safe, non-toxic alternative, you can make your own air freshener using baking soda as the base, because it is a natural deodorizer. You will need:
- Baking Soda
- Warm water
- Lemon juice or your favorite essential oil
- small spray bottle
Dissolve 1/8 cup baking soda and 2 cups of warm water in the spray bottle, and shake well to dissolve. Then add several drops of your favorite essential oil. If you don't have essential oil on hand, use 1/8 cup of lemon juice. Citrus is a great choice for this formula, because it smells clean and fresh! Remember to label this bottle, and shake well before each use to mix the fragrance. Please see "The Usual Precautions" on the main Air Freshener page regarding safety when handling essential oils.
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