I am always looking for different ways to make my house smell good without being overpowering. Once a fan of commercial air fresheners, now I am seeking a more natural, chemical -free version. The commercial air fresheners are not only expensive, they hardly ever smell like what they are claiming to. I found there are many ways to freshen your home without using harsh chemicals. Here is my first attempt at a natural air freshener:
Mmmmm....ahhhhh...can you smell the fresh orange rinds??? I wish you could, my house is full of this clean citrus smell. AND I am reusing part of the oranges I ate! I used the rinds of two oranges and covered them with water and let them simmer on the stove. Keep filling up your water so you don't burn the rinds. BONUS: I swear it is clearing my sinuses! I can't wait to do this with lemons and limes.
Here are some other natural ways to clean your air:
*A couple of drops of lemon oil in your vacuum filter or bag will scent wherever you vacuum with wonderful lemon scent
*Sprinkle your carpet with plain baking soda to absorb odors before vacuuming
*Reuse a dryer sheet by placing it in your vacuum bag to scent your home with the smell of fresh laundry
*Fill a fine mist spray bottle with white vinegar to remove any odors, once the vinegar smell goes away, so do the odors
*Use essential oils like lemon, lavender, orange, etc throughout your home. You can place a few drops on a cotton ball and hide them. Or mix oils with distilled water in a spray bottle and spray through the air.
*Plants also clean the air, they take in pollutants with carbon dioxide and give back oxygen
Have you discovered a natural way to scent your home that I haven't mentioned? Do you find natural fresheners just as good or better than commercial? I'd love to hear your ideas.