Branch Basics Air Freshener: A Simple Recipe
- Fill a spray bottle with 1/8 t. Branch Basics soap and water (the same recipe as our streak-free formula).
- Add a 1/2 dropper of food-grade scent oil.* Shake and test. You may need to add more scent if you don’t notice much smell.
- Shake well and spray into the air for a fresh, safe smell!
This bottle should store well, though the oil may separate if you haven’t used it in a while. Make sure to shake well each time you use!
*If you are safely using essential oils in your home without an issue, you may prefer to add essential oils to your blend instead.
How does soap work as an air freshener?
Our special soap formula can actually improve your air quality as you spray and freshen! Indoor air is usually swimming with toxins from pesticides to endocrine disruptors. Branch Basics soap helps pull toxins from the air and surfaces with each spray, while leaving behind a light, temporary fragrance that is safe to sniff! Combine it with a food-grade scent oil, and you have a totally human safe, non-toxic air freshener spray!
Because the soap will be so well diluted with water, you don’t have to worry about it leaving behind a sticky residue. The scent will linger as the spray dries on most surfaces, or even on your skin!
What’s the best way to use an air freshener spray?
We suggest replacing your synthetic air freshening methods (like candles, sprays, and plug-ins) with natural ones that will not irritate your immune system or give you headaches. This formula will be safe to spray lightly on surfaces and mist straight into the air. Happy cleaning!
What’s a BB Hack?
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What are scent oils and are they different from essential oils? You can read about the difference between the two here: Branch Basics Scent Oils versus Essential Oils
What are the dangers of using products with fragrance (like air fresheners) in your home? You might be surprised by how many chemicals you’re hanging on to in the form of fragranced products! Fragrance is the New Secondhand Smoke.