Saturday, May 14, 2011

Freshen the air naturally

Lake Magadi, Kenya
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Plug-in or aerosol air fresheners not only create non-recyclable waste, they pollute the indoor air we spend more than 50% of our time in with phthalates and chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde. Plug-in room deodorizers also constantly drain energy.

To freshen the air without polluting your home, try burning beeswax candles (make sure that any scent added is not from chemicals), hanging bundles of dried herbs or lavender, filling a bowl with pinecones, or drying rose petals in a baskets.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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