Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursdays

    I for one am a proponent of a clean, pleasant smelling home and nice smelling anything really.  I use candles, and air fresheners to achieve this and I am aware how that can put a strain on the budget. Now, I do not want to disappoint, but this post is not about candle making although that would be FUN! My skills are not that amazing, but I can try and ease some expense and boost your health with DIY home air fresheners. Some air fresheners contain very unpleasant ingredients such as, formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, aerosol propellants, and p-dichlorobenzene. These ingredients have been known to cause asthma, respiratory problems, and pulmonary problems.
     All this to say I think there is a cheaper and better solution to the question of how to maintain a clean, healthy, fresh home... on the cheap.

         You can take a spray bottle and fill it up with water and add 10 drops of any kind of essential oil shake and use. It works just like any other air freshener and in my opinion lasts longer. You can make it seasonal by making a cinnamon one or peppermint. The essential oil can be intense so begin by using sparingly, in one room, see how you like the effects before spraying your whole home. Some scents I love are grapefruit, orange, lavender, and peppermint. Some times essential oils can by pricey, but a little goes a long way and there are so many uses for them that I don't think you will find it a waist of money.

you can purchase already put together mists this one I purchase at Whole Foods


  1. I love making my own air freshener—you just can't trust what store-bought fresheners are putting into your air (and body!). Love your idea of making different ones for different seasons!

    xo honestly, b.

  2. thanks for commenting! lovely to hear from you I really do enjoy the seasonal ones I did a peppermint one Christmas time and it was really nice... kinda strong so make sure you don't over do it with all the excitement of the holidays :)