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BREATHE: Natural Air Fresheners for Your Home

When the rooms in your home begin to smell a bit dusty, try these natural, air freshener ideas. They’re a refreshing change tochemical air fresheners that you buy.

  1. Make your own citrus air freshener for thebathroom:


2 cups hot water
1/8 cup baking soda
½ cup lemon juice


  • Dissolve the baking soda in hot water, then add the lemon juiceand allow to cool.
  • Pour liquid into spray bottle, shake, and use as needed.
  1. For bedrooms, try a vanilla airfreshener:


1 cup water
1 cup household vinegar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • Bring all ingredients to a boil then simmer over medium heatfor two minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Pour liquid into spray bottle, shake and use as needed.

Note: Increase/decrease the amount of vanilla to yourpreference.

  1. For the fridge or bathroom, try an orangefreshener:


1 Orange


  • Cut an orange in half and remove the pulp;
  • Fill the empty shell with some salt;
  • Put the freshener in the back of your fridge or behind yourtoilet.
  • Keep the orange shell in a small bowl so it won’t tip over andspill the salt.

The salt absorbs stale and unpleasant odors while the shellreleases a fresh, orange scent.

  1. For all around your home create your ownfavourite fragance:


  • Fill a pot with water and add favourite fragrant ingredientssuch as cinnamon, herbs and citrus peels, and simmer all day.

(Recipes/ideas from