Sometimes life stinks...cooking smells, hockey smells, pet odour, gassy men, you name it. Nothing is finer than opening all the windows and airing the house out on a fresh spring day but come the middle of winter here in Canada that's not always the most appealing option.
I have never been a fan of all those Glade plug in thingys and perfumy air fresheners, they often make me rather naseous. I also don't like the idea of spraying around toxic stuff and buying another big company gimmick when there are lots of more natural and effective methods to make home smell nice and fresh. If you have been swayed by the lovely lady happily misting everything and everyone in her house with Febreze you might find this article from Care2 make a difference interesting. Share it with friends and family too.
Care2 make a difference Exposed: What's Lurking in Febreze?
As for other options, there are lots. My fave has always been an air atomizer. They run about $50-$75 but are worth it. I've had ours for over seven years now and they are well used, especially during cold and flu season. The one pictured below is available at Escents. It's much sleeker than mine and I love that it doesn't light up like mine as it's annoying at night. See the link below.
Lemongrass oil is always my first pick for scenting the kitchen and living space where I spend 95% of my time. I buy a local blend but it's readily available and inexpensive. Next is definitely lavender oil...it's worth buying a high quality blend as you only use a little and it's heavenly. During cold and flu season I used Young Living's Thieves Oil blend all the time. Aveda's oil blends also always make me swoon and I covet my Aveda Key Elements oil. My friend Kiley at Back To Earth is normally my first go to for cleaning supplies and oils otherwise.
On Pinterest there are also lots of other recipes and ideas for freshening things naturally.
So that's it for Eco-Friday on Saturday this week...sorry I pooped out last night and stayed in bed reading with my boys. I'm off today to do free family photos in support of the Kelowna Foodbank with Gary Fong and some other local photogs. The sun is shining and it is sure to be a great day. Hoping to swing by ArtWalk in Lake Country on the way...Art For Change is the theme this year and it looks amazing.
happy weekend friends,