Saturday, June 11, 2016

Natural Air Freshener Review Update

Calming Essential Oil
I recently wrote a review about the best air freshener for people with chemical sensitivities. That natural air freshening recipe utilizes only two ingredients: baking soda and essential oil.  Since my discovery of that air freshening option, I have tried a new scent.  I am writing again to update that article with comments about how well it works and the new scent I have begun using.


It Freshens!


The essential oil and baking soda combination works!  I began with peppermint oil and just used a few drops in a small amount of baking soda.  It created the lightest hint of scent in my office.  If you are looking for something that will mask or resolve sudden strong odors, I do not think this solution will be effective.  But for a constant, fresh, and mild scent this is a great choice. And the few drops of essential oil lasted for far longer than I thought it might. In fact, I dumped it out before it wore out, so that I could change scents.


The New Aromatherapy Scent: "Calming"


As I had written previously, I was aware that the peppermint essential oil would not trigger a migraine. That is why I used it for my trial run. Although, a room that smelled like peppermint was not my ultimate goal.

I tried a new scent, and it works great too. It is the "calming" oil by Nature's Truth.  I can't comment on whether or not it is "calming". But it is a great citrusy scent.  The Nature's Truth website refers to it as "floral, sweet, and citrusy, with notes of herbal spices..."

I did add WAY too many drops to the baking soda so the scent is much stronger than my peppermint oil concoction was.  In order to control the amount of scent in the office, I merely close the lid on my little glass container.

I have also purchased a bottle of Lavender essential oil because I love the lavender scent.  However, I enjoy this citrus scent so much that I have not yet felt the need to change.





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5 comments:

  1. It is truly wonderful that you have found another scent for us to use! Migraines are horrible. They can steal days from you in addition to suffering with the pain. I am always so hesitant to get close to anything with a scent. I am grateful to you for being my "guinea pig" and testing these fragrances first since I need the baking soda remedy for some furniture that I recently had refinished. The smell of the varnish was about to kill me! Not sure I can handle the lavender scent so I will definitely be waiting to hear that review first.

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  2. I'm really glad to know that the baking soda/peppermint worked so well! The "calming" essential oil sounds even better. And then the lavender... So many choices!

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  3. I've never used air fresheners because they seem to take over. Your solution might add a pleasant scent without overwhelming one.

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  4. Great recommendation, Dawn - I'm showing this and your earlier article to my daughter & SIL,as they both suffer from migraines.

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  5. Great rec Dawn, something right up my alley that would get use

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