Wouldn’t you rather have a homemade deodorizer spray on hand that not only smells amazing, but also delivers protective properties within the air of your home? One that doesn’t just mask odors, but actually neutralizes them? One that doesn’t leave you at the mercy of an over-magnified scent, but a personally-controlled one instead? One that isn’t accompanied by a slew of other added chemical-ridden ingredients, but 3 simple natural ones that gets the job done and gives you peace of mind?
Similar to my homemade laundry soap and homemade hand soap, cultivating my creative and DIY layer is fun and rewarding. Making simple, easy, and cost-effective modifications to what I use within my home, contributing to a cleaner environment, is empowering. The payoff of my effort puts a smile on my face. Certain store deodorizer sprays can be expensive, not to mention giving you a lot of toxin for your buck. This versatile spray can be used anywhere in your home. Blending your own natural creation is savvy. Being able to reuse the same spray bottle is both environmental and essentialist friendly. Using a staple already on standby in your home, like witch hazel, makes sense and is efficient.
It’s a super hero coming to the rescue when cooking and baking adventures turn up in smoke, literally.
While we can’t avoid and control all toxins and chemicals, we can avoid and control more than we may realize and in a place where we spend a majority of our time. As we’re mindful of the food that goes in our mouths, we can also be mindful of the products that get used in our home. Any quick search sheds light on the concerns of certain household products. Reading up on ingredients on labels is also plenty illuminating. Air fresheners is one easy swap-out item. This article helps educate consumers on health concerns surrounding air freshners and provides an insightful chart outlining toxic levels found in some commercial products. In addition to making a cleaner spray, this article by Kimberly Snyder shares other natural ways to freshen your home.
Unscented Witch Hazel – Aside from its many skin benefits, adding it to the spray allows the water and essential oil to mix. Essential oils won’t distribute into the water on its own.
100% Pure Essential Oils – An added pure means for fragrance. Its natural properties serve to be protective against gunk and germs. You can switch up the scent using different oils, for a range of benefits, and even create your own lovely blend. My favorite oil to use is “Purification” because not only does it smell amazingly clean, but the blend has powerful odor-neutralizing and bacteria-killing properties.
Using dark glass spray bottles is not only durable and pretty, but they also protect the therapeutic properties of the essential oils from deterioration. Depending on the size of the bottle, just adjust the scent to your preference.
Have you tried making your own spray? What do you like blending together? If not, but have wanted to, I hope this post shows you that it’s not intimidating or complicated. No need to stress over finding or trying to blend up the perfect natural spray, just one that’s perfect for you. It makes for an easy DIY addition to your home and one that you can be content with use after use.
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