I know you really want to make your home fresh with a lot of modern stuff like; Air fresheners and plugins etc. All these stuff are great and give a good feeling but something natural is good for health.
. A large portion of the air fresheners available in the market contains an array of toxic chemicals, most notably including phthalates. Phthalates have been directly linked to cancer and hormone disruption. Not only that, but plug-in type fresheners coat your nasal passages with an oil film called methoxychlor, which will kill the nerves in your nose over time, inhibiting your ability to smell.
The good news is here I come with few natural alternatives for modern air fresheners. It not only keep your home clean and fresh but also filters the air.
The best possible natural ways to keep your home smelling fresh
1. Open Windows
Opening the windows and letting the air to go out is the easiest way to make your home fresh.
2. Keep Air Flowing When Cooking
When you are cooking make sure that all the windows are open. Use an exhaust fan to empty the hot air and pungent smell.
3. Use Natural Cleaning Supplies
Always choose natural cleansing suppliers. This cleaning stuff ends up in your home air and finally into your lungs. Make sure there is enough ventilation while you are cleaning.
4. Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oil diffuser is useful to distribute the smell. The aroma of essential oil gives excellent aromatherapy effects. It clears congestion, relieves stress. if you feel its costly you can add it into a bowl of water.
5. Deodorize Carpets
Deodorize the carpets at regular intervals. It’s easy to just sprinkle baking soda on carpeted space or rug and wait for 20 minutes before vacuuming up.
6. Buy Houseplant
Houseplants do a good job of detoxifying the ait in your home.
7. Use Natural Candles
Use beeswax or soy candles that do not contain paraffin. When these candles burn they emit negative ions which bind with the positive ions in the air, causing them to fall to the ground so they don’t end up in your lungs. I have also read that burning a beeswax candle for 20 minutes before you go to bed can help you get a more restful sleep.
8. Buy a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps purify the air in the same way that beeswax or soy candles do, emitting negative ions. (Bonus: they have a pretty glow, too!)
9. Use Sprays Outside
Apply bug repellant or spray sunscreen outside, and keep aerosol use in general to a minimum, particularly indoors.
10. Avoid Artificial Air Cleansers
Avoid using anything artificial to cleanse the air. Store-bought “air-fresheners” generally just mask underlying odors rather than cleansing them and pollute the air with toxic chemicals in the process.
11. Use Baking Soda
Hide a few open boxes of baking soda around your home is areas that tend to hold more odor, like the entrance way, coat closet, litter box, bathroom, etc.
12. Use Citrus
Simply slice a few lemons, limes, and/or oranges and leave them out on the table. You can just use leftover peels as well; give them a little twist first to help release the lovely smelling oils.
13. Use Vinegar
To neutralize odors in the air or on upholstery, mix three parts white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle and spray onto the surface or directly into the air. The vinegar neutralizes the odors naturally. (And, don’t worry — that vinegary smell will fade away.)
Do you have any tips and tricks to keep your home smelling fresh? Please share in the comments section below!