DIY Air Freshener ~
1 Tbs. Baking soda
2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
1. Pour the baking soda into a small dish and add the drops of essential oils (if adding). Mix well with a spoon.
2. Pour baking soda into the empty spray bottle and fill it to the top with water. Shake well to mix the baking soda and water. You can use this to freshen the air in a room. You can also use it on carpets, couches, shoes, etc.
Here are some of the ingredients you will find in store bought air-fresheners_
Acetaldehyde: This is a known carcinogen that has reproductive and development effects, immune system toxin, and irritant to the skin, eyes, and lungs.
Fragrance: One of the most generalize terms that can contain up to 400 ingredients, most of which have a long list of health concerns from depression to headaches to skin irritations and beyond.
Propylene Glycol: Another known carcinogen, propylene glycol is toxic to the immune system, is linked to allergies, accumulates in the body and irritates the skin, eyes, and lungs.
1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol: A cancer causing toxin.
Limonene: An allergen, immune system toxin, and irritant to the eyes, skin, and lungs.
Methyl pyrrolidone: Reproductive system toxin linked to birth defects, allergies, immune system toxicity, and skin, eyes, and lung irritation.
Alcohol, denatured: In this form it is linked to cancer, birth defects, organ system toxicity, and skin, eyes, and lung irritation.
Butylphenyl methylpropional: An allergen, irritant, and immune system toxin.
Ethyl acetate: This is a neurotoxin which is also linked to developmental and reproductive issues.
Benzaldehyde: Also a neurotoxin and skin, lung, and eye irritator