7 DIY All Natural Air Fresheners

Breathe clean fresh indoor air every day.


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Essential oil diffusers freshen the air in your home naturally.

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Walking into your home should be a breath of fresh air, or at least not stale bad smelling air. There are plenty of air fresheners available in your supermarket but many contain chemicals that can be bad for your health.  So, it’s best to skip the spray, according to mindbodygreen, and go green. Your home can smell fresh and inviting by using these DIY all natural air freshener

Beeswax candles  

A way to add a natural scent to your home to cover up bad odors is to burn 100 percent bees wax or soy candles. You can purchase candles but make sure that you choose all natural ones without paraffin. The best way to ensure this to make your own candles and add scents by using essential oils. You can purchase candle molds in a craft store or pour the wax into glass jars.

Candles are a natural air freshener.

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Simmer Pots

While you are cooking in the kitchen, put up a simmer pot to counteract strong odors. It’s really easy to whip up your own with this simple recipe. Just add fruits and spices to a large pot of water, cover and heat to a boil, and then uncover and let the pot simmer. mindbodygreen recommends using oranges, apples, cinnamon, and cloves, but you can whip up many different combinations. Your home will smell like holiday baking all year long!


Essential Oil diffuser

The best way to keep your house smelling fresh is by using an aromatherapy diffuser. Many essential oils do more than just freshen the air because of the antifungal, and antiviral properties the oils contain, according to The Spruce. Just add a few drops of lemon or eucalyptus oils to a pot of boiling water or you can buy a diffuser.

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Houseplants can help beautify your home but some can clean toxins and purify indoor air too. Some of these super air cleaning plants include  snake plants, peace lilies, bamboo plants,  and philodendrons. Place these plants in all of your living spaces, especially in your bedroom so you can breathe clean air while you sleep.

Snake plants can help clean indoor air.

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Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great odor absorber, especially if you have pets in your home. The Live Simply blog recommends sprinkling baking soda on carpets, rugs, and even mattresses. Let it sit 20-30 minutes and then vacuum. Your house will smell fresh and clean.


Pomander Balls 

A great DIY project is making pomander balls, according to The Spruce. Just poke cloves in a fresh orange and let it dry out. You can hang these pomander balls around your home to add a fresh scent as well as in pantries and closets as a natural insect repellent.

DIY pomander balls are a natural air freshener.

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White vinegar is also a good disinfectant and odor zapper. Just fill a clean empty spray bottle with one-part vinegar to four-parts water and spritz to freshen up any room. You can also leave a bowl of vinegar in your kitchen to remove strong cooking odors.

Vinegar is a strong odor remover.

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