A DIY air freshener is a safe and non-toxic alternative to what you’re probably using in your home or car right now. Go ahead, check the label for the ingredients. I’m guessing there are a ton of ingredients with chemical sounding names you can’t even pronounce, right? Or there were absolutely NO ingredients listed!
Maybe it even says safe around kids and pets. Or it says non-toxic. So why then would they not indicate what ingredients they use to make the product?
There are plenty of chemical ingredients that the FDA has approved as safe or non-toxic, but have proven to be hazardous to our health. And that is why at My Dog Foo, we follow what we preach. We use only all 100& all natural ingredients in our products, and that means we use only 100% all natural products around our dogs, too. Many of them we make because we know what we are getting and, quite frankly, it’s a lot cheaper.
The Foo suffered from allergies from the time he turned about 3, with them flaring up by the time he was 5.
Supplies for Your DIY Dog Safe Air Freshener:
- – Clothes Pin
- – Essential Oil (not fragrance oil but real essential oil); I recommend the NOW Essential Oil brand
- – Washi Tape (optional for decoration)
Simply take a clothespin and add 5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil. I like Lavender, Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, Orange, and Rose.
On the opposite side of the clothespin, add Washi tape (or you could use a marker to color it in for some decoration if you like)
And voila! Your very own non-toxic air freshener!
Attach to your car vent or any vents in your home (not floor vents as Fido may try to eat the clothespin!) and every time the AC or heater comes on, a light scent will fill your space. When you no longer notice the scent, just add a few drops of oil and your freshener will be good as new.
This can be a fun project to do with kids, too. Takes very little time, costs very little, and you can get as creative as you want (or not) with how you decorate them. And the best part is that you won’t be breathing in any toxic fumes or chemicals.