Freshen Your Home with a Pet Friendly Air Freshener

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Homemade Natural Air Freshener


There is content in the following article that comes from Essentially Dogs which is a blog published by Janie Lerner. It is focused on holistic care for dogs and reveals the secrets that the pet industry and many traditional vets keep from pet owners. There are also articles about pet tech, health insurance, and provide important information and resources for dog owners.

I wrote an article, Dangers of Air Freshener Products about air fresheners and phthalates. I left you hanging though. I decided to do explore non-toxic natural alternatives and to be creative. After all, I strongly suggested that you stop using them because of their toxicity due to phthalates. After doing some experimentation I came up with something that I can share with my readers. I created my own air fresheners. Please use authentic essential oils as opposed to synthetic scented oils. Essential oils are derived from the natural compounds which are extracted from plants and herbs. Using anything else would completely defeat the purpose. This recipe is safe for dogs and people.

This homemade recipe is not a clear science (at least not for me), but here it is:

Around a half cup of baking soda
Essential oil – 12 or 20 drops
Shallow container

Place baking soda into a container.
Add essential oil
Mix thoroughly

You might want to cover it with cheese cloth or gauze and fasten with a rubber band or a ribbon.

It is best to use a container that has a wide mouth and is shallow. The oil clumps up in the baking soda so be sure to mix it up well. You may use a chop stick or anything that you feel comfortable using.

If you would like fasten the top with cheese cloth or gauze using a ribbon or a rubber band. I keep mine open and cover it when not in use.

You are done!!!

If the scent starts to weaken, simply stir it up. If it is still too weak for your liking, you may add more drops of essential oil.

If the scent is not strong enough you may add more essential oil. If it is too strong you may add more baking soda.

Essentially Dogs is an educational resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) veterinary treatment. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements. Please do plenty of research so that you may equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to be an effective advocate for your dog’s well-being.