I’ve seen several commercials lately for Febreeze that make me cringe.
Why? Because the ingredients in Febreeze are toxic.
According to the Environmental Working Group typical air and fabric freshening sprays contain ingredients that may:
- Act as hormone disruptors
- Cause asthma to develop in healthy people
- Cause cancer in humans
Before I knew better I sprayed it on everything stinky in my house. The dog’s bed, smelly shoes, moldy smelling carpets, etc.
Then I got pregnant and learned about toxins in our homes.
Fast forward 12 years and I’m using a variety of essential oils to freshen all the stinky things I used to spray Febreeze on.
Related: DIY Lysol Disinfectant Spray
Your Toxin Exposure Does Mater
If you were like me at first you may not think these household toxins affect our health.
But they do.
It may show up as a lack of energy, inability to lose weight or allergies.
Some of us may not see immediate health issues but at some point, most of us will.
Just imagine what they can do to a growing child!
If that Febreeze commercial is running then there are still many families still using it in their home.
Please share these easy recipes so you can help a friend live less toxic.
DIY Homemade Disinfectant Spray Recipe
To make your own fabric or air freshening spray you’ll need a spray bottle, essential oils, plus ingredients you probably already have in your home.
My favorite essential oils to use are Lemon, Tea Tree Oil, or Frankincense because of their ability to kill germs and I like the way they smell.
If you prefer you can select a premade blend to make it even simpler.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Spray on fabrics to subdue the stink and provide natural immune building properties for everyone in your home.
You can even put the essential oils in a diffuser (only about 5-10 drops are needed). Try this one I bought on Amazon.
You can purchase all the oils you need on Amazon.
16 Oz Spray Bottle (get it here)
1 Cup Vinegar or 1/c Cup Vodka or 1 Cup Witch Hazel (get it here)
15-20 Drops Of Your Favorite Essential Oil
1. Use a funnel to add the liquids to the bottle. Vinegar, vodka or witch hazel first then fill the rest of the way with water
2. Shake well to combine
3. Add in essential oils
4. Shake well before use
DIY Homemade Pillow Spray Recipe
This is a spray you can use on your pillows to help you sleep at night. It doesn’t include Lavender essential oil which is in the typical sleep remedy so if those haven’t worked then try this one.
3 ½ tbsp water
½ tbsp Everclear
10 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
20 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
2 oz spray bottle
Mix water and Everclear in 2 oz bottle.
Add each essential oil.
Shake vigorously to blend.
Go to my Amazon store for more Less Toxic recommendations.
What Do You Think?
Will you be making your own fabric spray. Have another recipe you use? Share it with me.
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