Do Your Part: Air fresheners
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There’s nothing sweet smelling about what’s in some of the most popular air fresheners. Many contain ingredients which can make you sick or pollute the air at home. Before you spray, plug in, or light some traditional air fresheners, Do Your Part and make healthier choices.
First up, baking soda. I love it because is cheap, safe, and versatile. It can be sprinkled on or in everything from trash cans to carpets to stinky running shoes. It doesn’t cover up smells. Instead, it absorbs and neutralizes them.
White vinegar is effective for some of those mysterious smells that occasionally come from your washing machine or dishwasher.
If you want a candle to freshen up your home, opt for ones made from soy or beeswax ones. Unlike most candles for sale, these aren’t made with petroleum by-products and won’t dirty your indoor air.
Also, a few spices can change the smell of your home. Sweet smelling ones such as cinnamon or nutmeg can be put it boiling water for an irresistible scent. You can also try ginger or allspice.
And don’t forget the easiest way to get rid of unwanted odors, open your windows! It’s painless and won’t cost you a penny.
The important thing to remember is you don’t want to cover up odors with chemicals and perfumes. Get rid of them the healthier way. It’s an easy way to Do Your Part and breathe easier.