Areas like the kitchen, bathroom or different kinds of furniture like couches, chairs, even carpet, can be real odor traps.
This odor can persist even after we air them out and use deodorants. But these products with very pleasant scent present a significant health risk. Instead, try to use natural solutions and learn to make your own homemade air freshener with natural ingredients!
We use different products to scent our homes or eliminate bad odors that can accumulate. Deodorants in particular, are prized for their ability to cover up foul odors and for pleasant aromas they spread in the interiors.
Exotic fruits, herbs, citrus scents … the choice is wide, but do you know that these products which appear harmless threaten your health?
Deodorants, like many other products with the same function, are causing indoor pollution. A phenomenon as dangerous as outdoor pollution, which can increase the risk of cancer and has been linked to many health problems, including asthma.
According to a 2007 study, the use of air freshener once a week can raise the risk of asthma in adults.
Indeed, deodorants contain many toxic chemicals they project into the air. According to the results of a study by Center for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, UK, these products produce large amounts of formaldehyde, a substance classified carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program.
In addition, the Journal of Public Health said, after a study of 2000 pregnant women, those who used air fresheners were more likely to give birth to babies with lung infections.
Thus, deodorants, by their composition, are true air pollutants. Avoid as much as you can to use them in order to preserve your health.
Opt for natural solutions to scent your home and eliminate odors! You can make your own 100% natural deodorant.
Natural Deodorant Recipe
- 4 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 drops lavender essential oil (we recommend this)
- 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil (we recommend this)
- 3 cups water
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour the solution into a spray bottle (we recommend this).
- Spray all areas of your home, especially the odorous ones.
Some essential oils are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or if you have a baby. To prevent any risk in such cases, use only the mixture of water and baking soda, also very effective.