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Ditch Chemicals & Scent your Home Naturally

Are you fed up of chemical air fresheners and looking for simple ideas on how to scent your home naturally? Look no further……we have the answer! Did you know most people overlook the fact that many home fragrances are made with chemicals that are simply not good for us? This can be especially true for children, asthma sufferers and our pets.

The main reason we are not aware of this is on account of manufacturers not actually listing ingredients on the packaging. You have to go to the manufacturer’s website and try to find the list of ingredients yourself?!!!

If you are concerned about toxic chemicals used in air fresheners you might want to think about switching to natural fragrances. Apart from being therapeutic and relaxing this will probably save you money as well!

There are many quick and easy ways to scent your home naturally and with that in mind let’s have a look at some of our favourites.

Essential Oils and Pine Cones

If you’re lucky enough to live near woods, go scavenging for some pine cones. Clean these at home and place them in a bowl or basket. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to the pine cones; once the scents fade you can add a few more. Simple, cheap, and very effective!

Cinnamon, Cloves, and Oranges in Water

Place a pan of water on your oven top and add orange slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Heat gently with the lid off, after a while turn off the heat and leave for the scent to disperse around your home. This smells absolutely wonderful; you can also switch the ingredients for different scents. We also love lemon and fresh mint.

Essential Oil Room Spray

A simple and effective room spray that can be sprayed into the air on carpets or fabric.
All you need is:

  • Spray Bottle
  • Water
  • 4-5 drops of essential oil

You can use any essential oil that you love or you can add a mixture of essential oils to make this truly your own scent. You could also add our happiness blend, which is a mixture of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit and smells divine. The possibilities are endless for how you can create your own eco friendly air freshener spray using scents of your choosing.

Essential oil blends

Nifty Toilet Paper Diffuser

Add a few drops of essential oil to the inside of a toilet roll cardboard tube to scent and refresh your bathroom or WC. Citrus fragrances work especially well try lemon or grapefruit for a fresh crisp aroma. We absolutely love the fresh zingy scent of Naranji orange it’s so uplifting and a great eco friendly air freshener for the bathroom!

Aroma Oil Organic Goodness - Nagpuri Narangi Orange

Rice Diffuser

Add a few drops of essential oil to uncooked rice, and place in a decorative dish or open-topped jar.
You can also add this to a fabric gift bag (or a clean sock!) and place it in drawers or wardrobes for a lovely refreshing scent.
Make sure pets and children can’t access it easily in case they try to eat this!

Homemade Twig Diffuser

Make your own environmentally friendly twig diffuser using only a few simple ingredients.

  • Clean glass jar preferably with a narrow top
  • 60 ml of warm tap water
  • 20 to 30 drops of essential oil of your choice.
  • A handful of peeled and dried twigs

Instead of water, you can also use sweet almond oil or a mixture of water and cheap vodka!
Here’s how to make this;

  • Pour 60ml of warm tap water into your glass jar
  • Add your essential oils
  • Add your dried twigs.
  • After a few hours remove dried twigs and place in upside down to help the oils travel up the twigs.

Place in a spot away from children and pets and enjoy!

Incense Sticks Sandalwood

Don’t fancy making your own air fresheners? Why not try incense sticks they are an easy option to scent your home naturally. Sandalwood Incense Sticks will infuse your home with its wonderful woody scent. They are hand-rolled in India onto plastic-free bamboo sticks. Sandalwood is a popular fragrance used for relaxation purposes and to create a pleasant aroma in the home.

Incense Sticks Sandalwood

More about Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a beautifully fragrant wood grown mainly in Australia and India. Popular for use in essential oils as well as in incense and also candles. Used for thousands of years in religious ceremonies and is still popular today in Hindu and Buddhism cultures. In Western cultures, it’s readily used for its relaxing properties. Thought to relieve stress and anxiety as well as helping with sleep problems. Its glorious scent can have a sedative effect calming the mind and aiding a better night’s sleep.

So there you have it, our top tips for how you can scent your home naturally. Not only can you create your own unique cruelty free scents these natural air fresheners will make your home smell divine.

Discover your perfect scent with our selection of natural home fragrances, to leave your home smelling delightful without the use of toxic air fresheners.

About Snooty Catz

Are you new to Snooty Catz? We are a small UK independent business that loves to live ethically for both ourselves and our pets. This is why we stock a fabulous range of natural wellbeing products for both people and their pets. As well as ethically sourced homewares and eco gifts.

Snooty Catz is an ethical business, and deeply cares about the environment. So each order is sent in eco-friendly, plastic free packaging. We have also partnered with Ecologi and will plant one tree for every order placed. There’s a lot of good happening over here!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!