Freshening spray is essential to have on hand to remove odors and create a pleasant setting that creates a comfortable environment for residents. Freshening sprays can include natural ingredients like essential oils to prevent toxins or chemicals from circulating in the home with soothing aromas that offer health benefits. The top essential oils to add to refreshing sprays include lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, clove, and lemon. The oils can be swapped out depending on the season or the room that they’re used in throughout the house. Add five drops of one essential oil scent to distilled water and shake well. The spray can be placed in a plastic or glass spray bottle for a household product that is easy and affordable to make on your own throughout the year.
Freshening sprays are extremely versatile and can be used in different rooms and surfaces. Consider spraying the couch to remove odors that have settled into the fibers. The spray can also be stored in a bathroom to mask odors.
Some freshening sprays also have antibacterial properties to ensure that they can kill germs, viruses, and bacteria in the home to maintain a cleaner and more habitable environment. Adding baking soda to homemade sprays can also allow it to have a deodorizing effect when used on fabric, linens, and upholstery throughout the house. Spraying the mixture onto the curtains will also prevent them from smelling like dust over time.