New-to-Me DIY Natural Air Freshener
I get severe migraines that are often triggered by chemicals and scents. My office mate has asthma that is easily triggered. We are finding that we are triggered by opposite things. For example, original Lysol, in small amounts, doesn't trigger my migraine but causes breathing problems for her. She can tolerate one of the other scented sprays (I can't recall the brand) but it triggers a migraine for me. As I mentioned, due to the layout of our office area, we both are adamant that an air freshener is mandatory. We are just having trouble finding something that suits us both.
As I move toward more natural cleaning supplies in my home, it was automatic to do some research about natural air freshening solutions. I am always one step behind the times, so you probably have already heard of using baking soda and essential oil as a natural room freshener, but this was new news to me. And I'm thrilled.
I immediately got a small glass container at work and a glass jar at home. I purchased peppermint essential oil and made my own room freshener in a matter of moments. So far, so good. No migraine and no asthma attack for my friend at work.
This natural and effective solution is amazingly quick, easy, and inexpensive to make.
|my simple baking soda and peppermint air freshener|
- baking soda
- essential oil (scent of your choice)
- a jar
- decorating supplies (completely optional)
Essential Oil Reviews
Years ago, I had a friend who taught me a very small bit about essential oils. She used peppermint oil on me when I had migraines (she is a masseuse). So I knew that I'd be okay with peppermint oil and that is what I purchased locally for my first attempt at making my baking soda and essential oil room freshener.
In the meantime, I am studying about different brands of essential oils. Peppermint oil is not my first choice for a room freshener. I will switch over to a floral or citrus oil.
I have found a detailed review and essential oil comparison that has been very helpful in narrowing down the brands I'd like to purchase. Now, the only problem that remains for me is narrowing down which scents to purchase. There are so many wonderful scents to choose from.
|Essential Oils from Plant Guru|
CAUTION: There are children who have been poisoned when they have ingested essential oils or have been over-exposed via direct contact with essential oils. Please read about the dangers of essential oils and children and keep your essential oils out of the reach of children.
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