DIY Edition: Eco-Friendly Home Deodorizer

DIY Edition: Eco-Friendly Home Deodorizer

Eco-Friendly Home Deodorizer What a beautiful time of the year! The colors of the leaves are becoming beautiful and vibrant. This also means that the cold is getting closer and our windows are also staying closed longer. With the lack of ventilation and fresh air circulating in your home, it may get less sanitary, and the smell may not be that great either. You can try all of the products that claim to “deodorize” your home, but do they really? Do they have any additional benefits, such as a disinfecting your home? The answer is most likely no! Not only do most air deodorizers only mask the smell for only a few days at best, they also have a high amount of hazardous chemicals. Which I wonder why would anyone expose themselves to, or even worse, expose their friends and family too? Why not make a homemade, eco-friendly deodorizer for your home instead? One that not only freshens up your home, but also helps to disinfect it! Good thing you are reading our DIY Edition: Eco-Friendly Home Deodorizer blog entry. This will tell you all you need to know to get your home smelling fresh and clean.

The ingredients you will need are:

5 teaspoons of white vinegar

2 cups of distilled water

10 drops of your favorite essential oil (Our favorites are lemon verbena or peppermint!)

a spray bottle

Mix all of these ingredients together and you have your very own eco-friendly deodorizer for your home! With the added bonus of vinegar’s disinfecting properties that help with the cleaning process where most deodorizers don’t. And the best part of all? You are not breathing in chemicals that can cause you and your family harm. Making an eco-friendly deodorizer for your home ensures that you know all of the ingredients that are in the deodorizer. Meanwhile, some brands have up to 87 ingredients, and many are not even labeled on the bottle! So get started on disinfecting/deodorizing your home with your eco-friendly spray, and do so with a clean conscience!

Other tips for keeping your home refreshed and smelling clean are:

  1. Leaving an open container of baking soda in your kitchen/refrigerator to absorb the not so pleasant smells of kitchen accidents.
  2. Mixing 5 drops of your favorite essential oil to baking soda and sprinkling on your carpet. Let it sit 30 minutes then vacuum bad odors away!
  3. Every once in a while, add a few drops of essential oils to your favorite natural laundry detergent to get your linens extra fresh!
  4. Freshen up your toilet by putting a generous amount of baking soda, adding vinegar and hot water. Let it sit a few minutes, give it a good scrub, then flush it clean. You can also add a couple of drops of your now handy essential oil.
  5. Want a quick fix? Boil some fruit, such as apples, lemons or oranges with a few cinnamon sticks. Add plenty of water so that you can let it boil down a while to permeate the pleasant smell throughout your home. Definitely a good way to prepare for the holidays!

Did you enjoy reading this DIY Edition: Eco-Friendly Home Deodorizer blog entry? Then check out our other blog entries for more green cleaning tips, and keep visiting our site for eco-friendly ways to clean. And remember, always Stay Green!

 

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