The Dangers Of Plugin Air Fresheners
But the point is why would you want to use man-made chemical loaded fragrances when mother nature gifted us with aromatic natural substances than are free of toxins and devoid of hazardous chemicals.
Today I am sharing with you some good alternatives to the commercial air freshener which is hundred percent natural and has been used in Indian homes since ancient times.
Things To Know Before Choosing Air Freshener
- It should not be chemical laden
- The air freshener you use should not be too strong in fragrance, mild and subtle fragrance is what you must go for.
- It should be toxin free
- Everything that is labelled organic is not chemical free, check the labels carefully before buying one.
Essential Oils For Diffusing Fragrance Indoor
Essential Oil are volatile oils that are derived from plants, these oils are highly therapeutic and have been used in several natural remedies since more than a few 1000 years. These oils are extracted from different parts of a plant for eg. Rose essential oil is derived from the petals and Cinnamon Essential oil is derive from the inner bark of the tree.
Essential oils are naturally aromatic and they can impart pleasing scent to your space, all you need is diffuser and essential oil of your choice. These natural oils will not only uplift your mood but they will also act as insect repellent. Eucalyptus, Thyme, Citronella, Basil essential oil all are known for their insect repellent properties.
Camphor A Natural Air Freshener
Yes Kaphoor as its called in India is already present in most of the Indian households as it is used in Pooja. But very rarely we know that it is an amazing air freshener as well as air purifier. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals like Phatalates (one of the harmful chemicals used in commercial air fresheners)
Campure Camphor Cone
It is basically a fabric shaped as a cone which is filled with camphor. The cone has a small look on the top through which it can be hanged easily.
1 cone will last about 45 days then you can easily replace it.
Camphor in the cone gets vaporized and diffused in the air, the cone starts shrinking and when the cone shrinks completely you will come to know that it’s now time to replace the cone.
This cone is non toxic and is hundred percent natural as camphor is a natural product derived from the wood of the tree Cinnamomum camphora and has been used since ancient times.
These natural air fresheners may not appear as appealing and promising as the commercial ones do, but they will definitely save you from inhaling harmful chemicals like Phthalates and other Volatile Organic Compounds. That may result in some serious respiratory issues in a longer run.