Monday, January 23, 2017

Mother Nature's Way of Freshening Your Home

It's winter. And if you are like me, you miss opening the doors and windows to get some fresh air. But believe it or not there are a few things that you can do to keep your home smelling a little fresher in the winter without buying aerosol cans to mask that stale winter household air.

Plants

Most everyone knows that fresh plants help circulate the air in the winter. But if you plant some herbs such as mint, rosemary and basil in pots, they will give off a fresh scent. And these aromatic herbs serve a double purpose, you will be able to cook with fresh herbs throughout the winter.

Busy Beeswax


Candles are a staple in many homes during the winter. Most individuals love the variety of scents they can provide in a dwelling. But go for a candle made out of beeswax if you have the opportunity. The candles give off a slight honey scent. And the natural wax produces negative ions that the air of odors, pollens, smoke, viruses, mold, dust, dust mites, and other allergens and hazards.

The Cleaners


Purchase as many environmentally friendly cleaners as possible. My personal favorites are products from Seventh Generation. I like that I can purchase dish soap in lavender scents, and I really like the laundry detergent. It is so great to be able to purchase a product that comes in a container that is obviously made from recycled materials.

The Runway


The carpets and floors in our house are a place where odors hide. It can be difficult to get those scents out of the house. Keep in mind that synthetic products hold in dirt and odors. If you have the option choose flooring made out of straw or bamboo. You won't regret it.

So what are your tips for keep your home fresh during the winter?

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