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Healthy, All-Natural Air Fresheners

2/16/2011 12:00:00 AM

Tags: Kim Erickson, baking soda, white vinegar, cinnamon, clove, orange rind, essential oils, homemade cleaners, natural cleaners, green cleaners, air fresheners


Infusion Organique uses organic extracts and natural essential oils in its Acai Rain scent diffusers. Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison 

Winter has given us a reprieve in Colorado, and we’ve opened the windows wide. We’ve spent too many weeks hunkered down against the cold, and the house smells stale. I’m freshening things up by following Kim Erickson’s simple steps for clearing the air naturally, from the July/August 2010 issue of Natural Home.

• Identify and remove sources of unpleasant odors every day.

• Use baking soda and white vinegar to eliminate odors. Strategically place small dishes of one or the other throughout your home.

• Simmer spices such as cinnamon, clove or orange rind in a pot of water.

• Dilute a few drops of your favorite essential oil in water and store in a spray bottle. Use instead of a commercial air freshener.

• Scent small spaces with natural potpourri scented with pure essential oils. My favorites are sweet, smoky vanilla, spicy clove and bracing peppermint.

Natural Home also offers the following resources for safe, chemical-free home fragrances.

Aura Cacia
aromatherapy air fresheners
Earth Solutions
aromatherapy room diffusers
Ecco Bella
room mists
Hammocks & High Tea
herb- and essential oil-filled sachets
Infusion Organique
candles, room sprays
Mia Rose
natural air fresheners
natural air fresheners  

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