Clean Air and a Clean Conscience
No matter how clean you keep your home, there are times when the air can become stale and in need of a refresh. Many homeowners opt for one of the dozen options of air fresheners on the shelf at the grocery store, not knowing that they actually do more harm than good!
Many of these store bought options are harmful to the environment as well as your air quality. For a more natural way of achieving a better-smelling home, try one or more of the following!
Don’t let it’s reputation deceive you, potpourri is not just for your grandmother’s house! The dried flowers and miscellaneous scented chips can be hidden discreetly in a bowl on the shelf, or made into a beautiful and decorative centerpiece!
Essential oils can be distributed throughout your home in many ways, making them a versatile option of air freshening. They can be added to water and mixed in a spray bottle, added to a decorative diffuser, or placed in a jar with skewers to help the scent distribution.
A simmer pot is a fun way to get into the kitchen and cook up some good smells! Add water, lemon slices, rosemary, and vanilla to a pot and bring it to a simmer. Just like when you’re cooking your favorite meals, the smell will spread throughout the home! You can also mix up scents to match the season.
Add lemon, orange, or grapefruit to a jar of vodka, and place it in the pantry for two weeks. Then, strain the mixture into a spray bottle and you’ve got your very own freshening spray!
Probably one of the easiest “set it and forget it” air fresheners is baking soda. You can place an open box in the refrigerator, pantry, or closet to kill smelly bacteria. Add a cinnamon stick or bits of dried lavender for an extra scent boost!
Try these natural solutions out for yourself! If you need help improving your indoor air quality, give DG Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (408) 669-3496!