Aah! Top 5 Natural Linen Sprays & Air Fresheners

Aah! Top 5 Natural Linen Sprays & Air Fresheners

Angie Cho
Jan 10, 2013

Sometimes the air in my home needs a little freshening up. During temperate months, I simply open a window, but when cold weather threatens to chill my bones, I use linen or air freshening sprays.They're so handy around the home, and work well on kid and pet odors, upholstery, linens and even clothing.

That said, I try to be discerning about scented products because the EPA says that indoor air quality in the average American home is 200% – 500% more polluted than the air just outside. Febreeze, Glade and most scented candles are not your friend. Because fragrance is a significant contributor to indoor air pollution, here are my latest picks to freshen up your home.

As far as indoor air pollution and toxicity goes, the word "fragrance" is a red flag. As a rule of thumb, "fragrance" is bad, "oil" is good. So look for words like "lavender oil" or "citrus oil."

Eco-Friendly DIY:
It's easy to make your own linen spray or air freshener. All it takes is water and a few drops of essential oil of your favorite fragrance. Simply reuse an empty spray bottle from a product you already own. Fill it up with the two ingredients. Give it a shake, and you're done. I like lavender and peppermint oils.

Or you can pick up one of the linen sprays and air fresheners shown above:
1. Aussan Natural Room Odor Eliminator, $6.29
2. Earth Friendly Products Uni-Fresh Air Freshener, Lavender Scent, $4.99
3. Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Mist, Peppermint Harvest, $5.81
4. PureAyre Odor Eliminator For Your Home, $6.59
5. Bath Petals Room Spray, Australian Eucalyptus, $12.99

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