Why is there emphasis on DIY Non-toxic air freshener spray you ask? Here’s some background you didn’t ask for: I started making DIYs when I found out that some of the everyday products I was buying were filled with toxic chemicals. Some of which are even known to cause cancer. Not only is there no regulation on this, but companies are not required to disclose their ingredients to the public. I was shocked and disappointed. From that point on, I knew I had to educate myself and others as much as I could. Fast forward a few years and a few blog posts later, here we are!
Please read the labels on store-bought products you buy. If you can’t read or understand them, just know that your body won’t either. This goes for household cleaning supplies, but also the foods we eat. And if you don’t see ingredients listed, buyer beware! If this isn’t bad enough, I’ve seen DIY recipes floating around the internet using store-bought products that are known to contain toxic chemicals. The last thing we want to do is make air fresheners out of toxic chemicals. You may enjoy the sweet smell, but know you are putting your lungs at risk. My recipe for DIY Non-toxic air freshener spray uses all-natural ingredients that are easy to pronounce and health promoting. And for goodness sake, if you can’t live without a laundry booster, try this one out. The scent is divine and 100% plant-based.
About the ingredients and supplies
Glass spray bottle
- Dark, frosted or UV-protected glass preserves the effectiveness of the essential oils naturally
- Does not leach into essential oils like plastic
- Small size makes it discreet (the bottle I used is 4oz and linked above)!
- Best option for the cleanest DIY Non-toxic air freshener spray possible
- If you don’t have distilled water on hand, don’t fret! Filtered water is a close second
- But, distilled water doesn’t contain any of the nasty minerals found in tap water
- Contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties
- It’s extracted from the Witch hazel shrub, it is an effective natural cleanser
- Has emulsifying properties in this recipe
Lavender essential oil
- Has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-oxidant properties
- Has cleansing properties too!
- Not to mention that fresh, pleasant fragrance
Lemon essential oil
- Is antimicrobial, and inhibits the growth of bacteria
- Has purifying properties, and is a natural cleanser
How to make
- Unscrew the nozzle on your spray bottle, then get ready to add:
- 10 drops each of Lavender and Lemon essential oils
- Followed by 2 tbsps of Witch hazel
- Finally, 5 tbsps of Distilled water
- Close it up and shake to combine
- All done!
Ways to use
- Spray to refresh couch cushions or bed linens
- Or to clear the air before using the bathroom after someone else (who didn’t use the Poo pourri!)
- You could even give your pillow a spritz before bedtime to relax and soothe
- This scent combo is bomb ⏤ this works as body spray/perfume too!
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