Natural air fresheners
- White vinegar: Vinegar can be diluted in water and wiped on surfaces or sprayed in the air to clean and freshen naturally.
- Household spices: Add any one of your favorite smelling herbs such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, basil, or rosemary to boiling water and allow it to simmer on the stove and release its fragrances into the air.
- Baking soda: Baking soda absorbs odors, so place a few open boxes throughout the home.
- Essential oils: Essential oils like cedar and lemon can be used in a number of ways to clean and freshen the air in your home. Dilute essential oils in water and spray into the air.
- Natural candles: Standard paraffin candles are made from petroleum and offgas VOCs into the air. Instead, burn soy or beeswax candles for a pleasant fragrance without the chemicals.
- Plants: Indoor plants are another great way to keep indoor air fresh and clean. They won’t necessarily remove odors, but they work great as air filters.
- Baking treats: If you like your house to smell like fresh baked apple pie or chocolate chips cookies, why not treat yourself to some goodies and actually bake some?
- Fresh air: In warmer weather, be sure to open up windows and doors to freshen the air and remove toxic air particles from your home.
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