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. 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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