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DIY Herbal Air Fresheners

The chemical aerosol fresheners you can purchase in the store may send off a pleasant odor, but they wreak havoc on our health! The highly condensed level of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and artificial fragrances can cause headaches, earaches, diarrhea, vomiting - even wheezing in young children!

However, sometimes it take more than just an opened window to clear out an unpleasant odor from a room. This Herbal Mist Air Freshener is completely natural and the scent is as lovely as you choose to make it! Mist in the kitchen after frying onions and bacon, spray inside the diaper pail, and store a bottle in the bathroom.

To make your own herbal spray air freshener, all you need is a clean spritz bottle and 2 basic ingredients:

  1. Distilled water
  2. Essential oil (I've provided some blend suggestions below)
Prepare by adding 7 drops of an essential oil (or a combination of oils) to every 8 oz (1 cup) of water. Experiment with different oil combinations to create a scent that is uniquely you! My personal favorite is a combination of lavender, tea tree, and spearmint - so fresh and invigorating!
Essential Oil Air Freshener Blends:

  • Country Spice | cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, bay
  • Spring Morning | lavender, rose, geranium, rosemary, sweet orange
  • In the Woods | sage, thyme, cedar, patchouli, frankincense
  • Lover's Lane | vanilla, sandalwood, ylang ylang, jasmine, neroli, rose
  • Far East | patchouli, cedar, sandalwood, lime, coriander
  • Energizing | basil, lavender, orange, nutmeg, mint
  • Calm, Cool, & Collected | bergamot, geranium, clary sage, chamomile, yarrow
  • Garden Glimpse | lemon, orange, basil, thyme

    What's your favorite essential oil combination?

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