You don't need to spray your home with nasty chemicals and harmful synthetics to keep it smelling fresh.
Many air fresheners on the market contain a cocktail of hazardous chemicals, including synthetic fragrance ingredients, Read More that may smell nice but can pose some health risks. These products can fill indoor air with pollutants and have been associated with headaches, asthma attacks and breathing problems. According to considerable.com, a professor at the University of Melbourne who has studied household fragrance products, claims that one quarter of the ingredients in air fresheners are classified as toxic or hazardous.
What about the environment?
Of course, air fresheners in aerosol cans also have an impact on the environment. Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone.
Natural alternatives to chemical-filled air fresheners
Naturally Safe Cosmetics offers a range of natural air fresheners made with only natural and organic ingredients. These products are scented with ingredients like pure essential oils and are housed in a spritz style bottle to reduce the impact on climate of aerosols. Check out the options from Ecologic, Koala Eco and Lemon Myrtle Fragrances. Read Less