Mainstream air fresheners – sprays, wicks, and electric that you can buy from most stores – have a long ingredient list filled with toxic chemicals. Just one example of these chemicals is trichlorofluoromethane. I looked into the safety of this chemical and found it has been assigned the danger symbol because of its severe toxicity and damage to the ozone layer and environment in general. Another harmful ingredient is called 1,4-dichlorobenzene which has already been proven to reduce lung function. Not exactly what I’m looking for in an air freshener.
Still, we all want to have a fresh and pleasant smelling home. I have a nebulizer in the main parts of my apartment which I diffuse essential oils from on a daily basis. The bathroom, however, does not have this, and unfortunately it can sometimes need a little extra help in the scent department. That’s why this homemade natural air freshener is so great. Here is how to make a deodorizing bathroom spray with just a few ingredients.
Deodorizing Bathroom Spray
1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
4 1/2 tbsp water
10-15 drops essential oil – I used 6 drops geranium and 9 drops lemon
Combine ingredients in a small spray bottle. These quantities are for a 100 ml bottle.
Shake gently before each use and spray into the air.
It can also be sprayed directly onto smelly items in your home to deodorize shoes, furniture, and more.
Ideal essential oils to use are those with deodorizing properties such as:
What air fresheners do you use? What scents do you like for room sprays?