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:
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!