DIY Natural Febreze
Never buy expensive air freshener sprays again! It's easy to make your own natural Febreze air freshener with these 3 simple ingredients--any scent you like.
Have you seen the latest batch of Febreze air freshener ads? Their slogan is "breathe happy." Unfortunately, breathing in these toxic chemicals does not make me happy:
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
And this is only a partial list--read more at Environmental Working Group (EWG).
"But wait!" you say. "The ingredient list on the bottle says, 'Contains water, alcohol, odor eliminator derived from corn, fragrance.' Why aren’t all those chemicals listed?"
For one single reason--they don't have to be.
Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, manufacturers are not required to list all ingredients of household cleaners. This is ostensibly to protect their formulations (I find that odd because bread has all the ingredients listed and there's no lack of healthy competition there...but I digress).
There's no way I'm letting those chemicals be anywhere near my family!
The good news is: it's easy to make your own air freshener spray, and you won't have to worry about toxic chemical residue on the baby's crib--on the dog's chew toys--on anything at all.
You only need 3 simple ingredients, and I bet you already have them in your pantry. Visit my site to get the full recipe and yummy scent combinations!
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Published August 18th, 2013 5:14 PM
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Judy Brenner Whidbee on Feb 15, 2015Did you have problems with the essential oil reacting with the plastic bottle? It has been my experience with the oils that they will eat away at the plastic.
Rob1249225 on Mar 08, 2015I think you should use orange peels or fresh flowers myself.
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