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9 Green Air Freshener Ideas

Last updated June 14, 2021

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Many household products are full of toxins that are hazardous to you and your family’s well-being. Switching to something more eco-friendly offers a safer alternative since it’s made with all-natural and plant-based ingredients. 

Everyone loves a clean, fresh-smelling home. However, air fresheners and sprays can be full of poisonous chemicals. Let’s take a look at some greener air freshener ideas from Chadwicks that serve as an alternative to the carcinogens and poisons found in synthetic fragrances. 

1. Coffee

Baking, brewing, or grinding coffee beans can make your whole home smell wonderful. You can even take a decorative approach and place coffee beans in a bowl, with a tea candle in the middle and place them in rooms of your home that tend to retain undesirable smells.

2. Lemon and Baking Soda

Baking soda by itself is known for its potential to eliminate odors, but the addition of lemon adds a fresh, citrus scent while it’s doing its job of soaking up unwanted smells. 

3. Vinegar 

In addition to being an incredible, natural household cleaning product, vinegar can also be used to reduce the smell of stubborn odors. Placing small containers of vinegar throughout your home can help disinfect the air and keep your space smelling fresh.

4. Candles

Beeswax candles have been shown to reduce allergens, and as a result, can reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. Natural soy candles are also a great option if you want to avoid the chemicals that paraffin candles and known to produce. 

5. Essential Oils

Essential oils are all-natural and can release therapeutic and enjoyable scents into your home. An easy way to utilize essential oils as an air freshener is to place a couple of drops of oil onto cotton balls and place them in various spots around your home. Or, you could also invest in an essential oil diffuser. 

6. Oranges and Cloves

You can stick cloves into oranges and fill up a decorative bowl to place in your kitchen or dining room. Not only does it look inviting and nice, but it smells incredible too. 

7. Potpourri 

Make homemade potpourri by mixing dried flowers and herbs, along with essential oils, for a natural way to freshen things up. This mixture can be placed into a decorative bowl or sachets and placed around your home. 

8. Palm Trees

Having a palm tree inside your home works great as a natural air purifier. Various other plants serve the same purpose if palm trees aren’t your style. 

9. Vodka 

Spraying vodka around your home can eliminate musty odors. You can add a couple of drops of essential oil to your spray bottle you want it to leave some type of fragrance, as vodka will clean the air and leave no smell when it dries. 

Keeping your house smelling fresh naturally takes creativity. Find out what works best in your home and don’t forget the oldest trick in the book – opening a window.