Today I bring my first Green clean Friday's review. For a while I've been a green cleaning fanatic. I no longer purchase many of my household items pre made , I now make them myself.
After doing research on the affects of many of our common household cleaning products. I quickly decided to do away with many of them. I've found this way is best for myself and my family, Being conscious of what we put into our bodies, internally and externally in all areas of our lives.
There are a wealth of DIY green cleaning recipes on many blogs. Here @ AuNaturale I will bring you many of the recipes and touching on the effectiveness of it all. I've tried a few that just didn't cut it for me. Then there are those that I love, and work great! better than those deadly store brought items. That are made with many harmful chemicals that cause cancer, breathing conditions, asthma, respiratory conditions, both eye and skin irritants, the list could go on and on as to why we should really began to give much thought to the items we expose our loved ones to.
Have your ever sprayed a can of Lysol ?! I don't know about you ladies but that stuff is deadly, you will begin to cough, it get's into your throat, all while we are under the impression its doing wonders for our cleaning, it's causing horrible harm to our health.
Or how about the plug in air freshener's. I must admit I loooove any and all things that carry a pleasant sent. But there are some on the market that smells like crap, and it makes you wonder what there really made of. Not to mention they simply mask odor's. Baking soda neutralizes odors.
Or how about buying these items, and you can not pronounce any of the words. I'm sorry, but much like the products I buy for my hair I like to be able to easily pronounce them. This way, I am familiar with many of the ingredients because I've heard of them.
Today I will share a very easy, and common Natural Air freshener...that is great! and works!
The main ingredient is "Baking soda" , yep that's all you need. If you would like to add your favorite Essential oil, that works wonders as well. Here is what I do:
Mason Jar's ( use as many as you like)
1/4 cup or so of Baking Soda
Essential oils ( optional) below I will share a few oils that go well together should you decide to use a mixture.
a bit of rice, just a bit ( this helps in the baking soda not to retain moisture)
piece of cheesecloth, or pretty lace material ( actually you can get pretty creative with this part using what you like. You can even use foil , just poke a few hole's in the top. Some use the tops to their mason jars and poke holes in it, or you can use a large salt shaker)
Put your Baking Soda into your Mason Jar. Should you decide to use EO's with this apply after your Baking Soda. Add a bit of rice. Place your cheesecloth or your lace material. put your rubber band around the top of the jar to hold your material in place. Cut the cheesecloth, fabric or which ever you use (do this after you put the material on the jar secured with the rubber band). Once you've done this , now add your pretty bow.
You can place these every wear in your home . I have them in both of my bathrooms behind my toilets, in my bedrooms, living room, etc. If you applied EO's give the jar a shake when it crosses your mind, this will release the lovely scent from the EO's.
These jar filled natural air fresheners last for as long as you like. Once your done with it, and decided to make a fresh batch. Don't toss it, sprinkle it on your carpets. It will leave your carpets with a natural fresh scent.
How do these Natural Air freshener's work, you ask. Excellent! I love them and will never go back to anything other. I know exactly what's in it. It's easy, and give you a feeling of satisfaction knowing what your family is inhaling is natural and not harmful.
Here's a few EO's that work well together:
Lavender & Lemon
Eucalyptus, peppermint, sweet orange.
Lime, lemongrass, rosemary.
Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary.
Orange & rosemary.
These are just a few. Mix and match or use them alone.
Well there you have it a quick, fun and easy natural air room air freshener.
How about you ladies, do you have any DIY natural air freshener's you'd like to share with us here @ AuNaturale, do share we love to hear from you.
Until next time. Take care and have a great weekend!