Some areas of the house like the kitchen, bathroom or furniture like chairs or carpets, can be real odor traps. Often they persist even after aeration, pushing us to 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 tricks to scent your home and eliminate odors! You can make your own 100% natural deodorant.
Natural deodorant recipe
– 2 cups of water
– 4 tablespoons of baking soda
– A few drops of essential oil of your choice (lemon, lavender, orange, eucalyptus …)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, leave it for 30 minutes, then pour the solution into a spray bottle.
Spray this mix to all areas of your home that tend to absorb odors.
This homemade deodorant is very effective in removing odors and leaves a pleasant scent. The ingredients used to prepare it are all natural and very effective.
Essential oils should be handled with care, and are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or if you have a baby or pet. To prevent any risk in such cases, use only the mixture of water and baking soda, also very effective.