Sunday, September 1, 2013

Natural Homemade Air Freshener

Okay I have been hearing and reading about commercial air fresheners not being safe for the environment and our bodies.
A few chemicals inside some of the air fresheners:
  • BHT - Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
  • Acetaldehyde - Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
  • "Fragrance" - One of the three ingredients actually disclosed, it's a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
  • Propylene Glycol - Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with "enhanced skin absorption" and irritates the skin, eye and lung
  • 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol - Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
  • Limonene - Allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Methyl pyrrolidone - Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Alcohol denatured - Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it's linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Butylphenyl methylpropion al - allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator

So subhanAllah its just safer to make our own natural alternative! I love the idea of using essential oils and decided to do lavender as it is known to have a calming affect. I really enjoyed the smell and so did my family. I also sprayed on the fabric  like curtains etc

Mix baking soda and oil first
Then pour in the bottle using a funnel
after that add the water and shake it... enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. JAZAK ALLAHU KHAIRAN for this...brilliant idea and hope to try with my family soon. Really inspiring posts, yours, Sister!! By the way, if you're looking for Islamic-themed reading material for your young and growing family, please do check out my books at I also run a parenting page on Facebook at where I share parenting tidbits and tips in general and invite you and your fans and followers to come join us! See you there! :-)


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