I went to my local supermarket to see what is in air fresheners these days,
and the label on the first product I looked at read: “This product is banned
in California because it causes cancer.” It contained dichlorobenzene, a
chemical that is extremely toxic, a central nervous system depressant, a
kidney and liver poison, and one of the chlorinated hydrocarbons that is
long-lasting in the environment and is stored in body fat.
Make your own simple, yet effective, air fresheners instead!
- Baking soda neutralizes acid odors, and vinegar neutralizes alkaline odors.
You don’t need much more than these two ingredients to solve most odor
- Health food stores sell air fresheners that are made of herbs.
- The mineral zeolite works to reduce odors. The mineral is available in bags
that can be placed in closets and other places where the air gets stale.