Toxic Air Fresheners
Most conventional air fresheners purchased from the supermarket contain chemicals that have been linked to a series of health challenges including thyroid problems, hormone disruption and learning difficulties.
They are believed to also be linked to cancerous DNA mutations and asthma. Chemical sprays, plug-ins and gels for the home are very popular, but investigators warn that they contain many harmful substances which may cause lung damage and tumors.
Many air fresheners contain substances called Volatile Organic Compounds (aka VOCs). These substances form gas at room temperature and experts warn that these can increase the risk of asthma in children.
Make the switch to essential oils!
Diffusing in your home 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils is the obvious choice most people make.
A popular favourite is the Thieves essential oil blend. Thieves is a safe, natural alternative you can diffuse in the home or office to help kill airborne bacteria, eliminate foul smells and freshen the air.
Try adding a few drops of Thieves oil to a water spray bottle to use as a room deodoriser and as a bedding and furniture spritzer instead of conventional fabric deodoriser sprays.
To learn more about diffusers, read our Essential Oil Diffuser review to see which type of diffuser would be right for you.
Find out more about Thieves Oil here.
There are many great alternatives to toxic air fresheners. Diffusing pure, therapeutic grade essential oils in an ultrasonic diffuser is a great alternative. Read the Essential Oil Diffuser Review to learn more about the types of diffusers available and how each of them works.