We all like our home to smell good. If you go to the drugstore, the possibilities are endless for buying a room freshener, with a fragrance palette ranging from Vanilla & Cream over Fresh Linen over Sandalwood. But they all have one thing in common, they are toxic. Unfortunately, nobody really thinks about all the chemicals that these products contain, not to mention the endangering effect they have on our health, one breath at a time.
In the last few years, I’ve been trying to cut down on all toxic conventional cleaning products and to buy eco-friendly choices or even make them myself. Making your own room freshener is not only fun and easy, it also includes just a handful of ingredients. There are countless ways of making your room smell cozy and welcoming, so there are really no boundaries when it comes to fragrance combinations. Other benefits of a homemade product are that it doesn’t smell fake like commercial air freshener do, and they are a great way to save money in the long run.
Since I have experimented with a few fragrance combinations, I found this one to be my favorite. The eucalyptus essential oil is antibacterial and has cleansing properties. The lavender essential oil is calming and has a positive effect on the nervous system.
Let’s get started.
What you need:
- distilled water
- alcohol free witch hazel (I used Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel)
- eucalyptus essential oil
- lavender essential oil
- 2oz glass spray bottle
How to make it:
- fill a glass bottle 3/4 with distilled water
- add the remaining 1/4 of alcohol free witch hazel
- add 6 drops of each essential oil
- shake to combine
Now, go and make the world a fragrant place, in a nontoxic way!