Thursday, May 15, 2008

Natural Air Freshner

Because of my four dogs, my house could use a good air freshner. I don't ever buy the ones in the stores because of all the chemicals. I don't even buy scented candles unless I'm sure they are natural. Ginger, one of my dogs, has seizures, and one of the things I did to try and stop her seizures without resorting to drugs was to remove all the chemicals and artificial fragrances from the house. I also switched to all green cleaning products. Today on DIY Life I found a recipe for a natural air freshener that's pretty easy to make. Here is the recipe:

Easy Cinnamon and Applesauce Air Freshner

1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup cinnamon
plastic zip-type bag
waxed paper
various cookie cutters
small rolling pin
unsharpened pencil
string or ribbon
Mix the applesauce and cinnamon together inside the zip-type bag. Seal the bag and mix the ingredients together well, until they form a dough. (Note: This part is GREAT fun for kids.) Dump the dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper. Cover with a second sheet, then roll out to 1/4 inch thick; too thin and it will crack, too thick and it will take too long to dry. Carefully use the cookie cutters to cut out shapes in your dough. When finished, use the pencil to poke a small hole in the top to tie in a ribbon or string for hanging. Leave your air fresheners to dry overnight or longer if necessary, then hang them in your car, kitchen, or even stick them in a dresser drawer.

1 comment:

Native Pride said...

I think i need to try those air freshners. I have allergys to most household products and this would be great in my house.