All of us have seen the adds for products like Febreeze sprays and candles. While the nature based scents of these products promise to neutralize odors and wind us down after a long day at work they also carry health concerns. How many ingredients on the labels can anyone actually pronounce? Yet many people spray these around their homes and breathe in the various chemical ingredients they are made up of. Now I like anyone else have times when a fishy smell or pet odour just lingers in the house. To resolve this we open the windows:) With all the beautiful flowers blooming and fresh grass being cut these days, I find the smells of the outdoors are a great air freshener. It’s free and contains no harsh chemicals.
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I agree! Fresh air beats any can/spray. If it’s too freezing outside to open the windows I like to use natural candles that don’t have chemical fragrances in them. Too many products are filled with toxic ingredients these days and the more natural we can go the better!
What kind of candles do you use Untemplater?
We don’t like the typical air fresheners either. The smell is just too strong and chemically. It’ll be great when we can leave the windows open in the summer.
Climate sure makes a difference as to how many months you can keep the windows open.
We use the windows too but I have also found fruit peels work great. Leave a lemon peel or orange peel in the room or garbage can and things smell much fresher.
Good post. We do the same.
I like to get soy candles from the farmers market or at health food stores. In the past I used to like super fragrant candles from places like Bath and Body works, but I prefer the mild all natural ones much more now. Same goes for dish and laundry detergent.