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Sweet Vanilla Air Freshener Formula

Sweet Vanilla Air Freshener Formula

Late winter means we’ve had our houses shut up tight against the cold for weeks now, and sometimes the air can get pretty stale. What’s worse, smells you wish you didn’t have start announcing themselves all over the place.

Well, we have what may be the world’s easiest, sweetest answer for air freshening, ever. You won’t believe what a difference it makes, or how ridiculously simple it is!

The vanilla bean has properties that reduce odors. Try this trick to remove unwanted smells and make your home fresh and sweetly-scented:

Just put 1 to 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract in a small cup anywhere you want air freshening. That’s it!

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:27AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Vanilla beans do come from an orchid, Summerannie. The farms plant ten females for every one male...and these are all hand-pollinated. Mmmm...vanilla!

1:12AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Thank you :)

3:27PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

YUM! Would make me constantly hungry!

3:24PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

10:42AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Simple and would smell divine - Thanks :)

5:45AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012



2:25PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

If you use fresh vanilla bean; after scraping the beans take the pod and place it in a small jar with vodka. Place in a dark place and let sit for several days. You can put the vanilla mixture in a spray bottle and use it as a room freshner.

6:38AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

doesn't get any easier than that. thanks.

3:58AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

cool beans!!

2:59AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

I really like the smell of vanilla but in a subtle way and while speaking about it I learnt that a Vanilla Pod/extract is from an Orchid. Fancy that huh? I just learnt that, googled it and bingo struck gold!

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