5 Natural Alternatives To Store-bought Air Fresheners (No Chemicals!)

Time to add the perfect finishing touch to your squeaky-clean place with a delightful fragrance! But hold up, steer clear of those store-bought air fresheners; they have chemicals that might not be the best in the long run.

Good news for you! You can go for natural alternatives that work just as well, if not better, than their synthetic equivalents in keeping your place smelling like a dream. Let’s dive into the lowdown on these game-changers!

Alternative #1. Baking soda

From your cooking sidekick to your cleanup buddy, baking soda is a versatile product. Not surprisingly, it also doubles as a potent odor eliminator.

Sprinkle some baking soda into a dish and toss it into spots holding onto funky smells (like your fridge might). Give it one to three days, and the funky odors will vanish, replaced by a breath of fresh air that hangs around for a solid three months.

For an extra kick of freshness, blend baking soda with essential oils (add as many drops as you like) for a DIY air freshener that does double duty as a deodorizer—try it out in your trash can!

Alternative #2. Pomander balls

Beyond just making your spaces smell fantastic, pomander balls pull double duty as classy decorations for your spaces. And guess what? You can whip them up in a jiffy!

Grab an orange, stick two teaspoons of cloves all over it, and get artsy with your clove arrangement—patterns, holiday themes, whatever floats your boat. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or nutmeg for that finishing touch.

Create as many as your heart desires and pop them on plates in rooms you’d love to spruce up and infuse with a breath of freshness!

Alternative #3. Simmer pot

Also known as stovetop potpourri, a simmer pot is like a fragrant potion that fills your space with tantalizing scents.

For this enchanting mix, grab two cinnamon sticks, half a cup of fresh cranberries, a tablespoon of whole cloves, and slice an orange. Chuck this aromatic blend into a small pot and fill it with water until it’s about an inch below the rim.

As it starts to steam up, let the aroma spread through your space while the mix simmers on the stove. If you’re aiming for a specific room, carefully pour your still-hot, scented potion into a bowl and take it there.

Alternative #4. Houseplants

Indoor greenery not only adds a pop of color to your place but also unleashes divine fragrances, giving off that genuinely organic vibe.

Plants like mint, lavender, jasmine, and begonia not only prettify but also perfume your space, making it feel cozy. Additionally, you can decorate your home with plants that also act as air purifiers, such as spider plants, peace lilies, or English ivies.

Alternative #5. Teabags

Believe it or not, teabags can be your secret weapon in the war against musty odors in confined spaces. Those stale scents in your drawers, closets, and even shoes—usually brought on by humidity—can be tamed with these little marvels.

Toss five to ten teabags in a small container, depending on the size of the space you’re tackling. They won’t just suck up moisture but will also unleash a herbal aroma into the air. Swap them out weekly for top-notch moisture absorption.

Keep your living space looking and smelling fabulous and inviting!

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