Did you know you can improve your mood and energy level by freshening the air in your home?
Yes, the air in our homes can have a significant, emotional, and physical impact on us. According to research, the air in our homes can be polluted. Our homes have many scents, including burnt food, lingering cooking odor, and rotten food, all these scents affect how our homes smell.
Areas In The Home That May Cause Our Homes To Have Bad Odor
When you don’t wash bedding regularly, they become saturated with your body oils and dirt. That affects the quality of the air in your home.
Appliances like washing machines, and dishwashers, are frequently in contact with water and can grow mold, which is an ideal breeding ground for stinky bacteria.
Small spills and crumbs in our rubbish bins can accumulate over time and create foul odors.
Wet Clothes and towels
If wet clothes and towels are left unwashed for a long, they will breed bacteria and produce a bad odor, one that is similar to gym clothes.
There are several ways we can keep the air in our home fresh, like opening our windows even in winter, however today I’m going to share a natural and inexpensive air freshener that can energize the air in our home. This powder air freshener has Baking Soda and Essential Oils.
Benefits of Baking Soda and Essential Oils
Baking Soda helps to absorb odors, it can freshen your home.
Essential oils like Lemon and Cedarwood have deodorizing, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties.
Natural Air Freshener
1 jar Mason (Glass dish)
1/4 cup Baking Soda (Also known as Bicarbonate of soda)
8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
8 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
Handful Herbs (Optional)
In the Mason Jar or Glass Container
Add Baking soda and Essential Oils
You can add herbs like clove, cinnamon, dried lavender flowers, or dried orange peel.
Mix until well combined
Leave uncovered and place it around your home, in the kitchen, near the stove, rubbish bin, bedroom or toilet
You can also cover with Hessian fabric, but it’s not necessary.
You can also use this freshener to deodorize your carpet, simply sprinkle it on your carpet, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes, and then vacuum it.
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Used with permission from Futhi Sono, Luluspov.