What are some good airfreshners for the home?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I like Scentsy.  They are wickless candles.  It’s a warmer that you add a wax square to, it melts and adds a pleasant smell to the house.  They have over 80 scents.

We also use Yankee Candle Good Air-Odor Eliminating candles or beads. 

Post # 4
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love the wallflowers and candles from bath and body. They are nice but not overpowering.

Post # 6
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@StillAMiss:  +1 

We have a Scentsy thingamadoo and I absolutely love it. I’m also a huge fan of Yankee Candles.

Post # 7
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Pacifica brand candles smell the best to me.  They also have reed diffusers too.

Post # 8
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  scentsy wax warmers for sure! And they have tons of smells!!!

Post # 9
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

bath and body ones are my fav! they last at least 30 days as well. 

Post # 10
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

woodwick candles (bed bath & beyond) are fantastic, last forever and smell soooo delicious and the wick crackles as it burns for a soothing, amazing sound!

We close on our house next week and i told my husband i’m going to buy one right after the appointment so i can start making our house smell like ‘home’!

Post # 11
3070 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I make my own and they are WONDERFUL and super easy (and last forever)! There are two kinds, the alcohol kind and the baking soda kind. The baking soda kind can also be used like febreeze to deodorize soft surfaces.



In a new spray bottle (I mean it. Never used.) add one part grain alcohol (I use vodka because there’s always some in my house) and 2 parts distilled water, plus 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake well. Voila.

baking soda

Mix a tbs of baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil and stir well with a spoon. Add to a clean (needn’t be new) spray bottle and fill with to the top with water (may use tap). Shake well. Voila again.


Post # 12
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Synthetic fragrances are full of phthalates, which really are probably not something you want all throughout your home, especially if you have (or plan to have) kids. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors. Something with 100% natural fragrance like the essential oils @Overjoyed suggests are a better, safer alternative. You can also set out a dish of freshly ground coffee beans: they will absorb odors and impart a mild coffee fragrance in the room.

Post # 13
2963 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I kind of got out of the habit of using air freshners. They irritated my daughter’s allergies and many actually coat your sinuses! So I got into air cleaners. Good ones, with negative ionizers. I have NINE cats in the house and 10 litter pans and everyone who visits ciomments how it is impossible to tell I have cats! Of course scooping twice a day helps.

I have been known to simmer a pot on the stove with cinnamon or peppermint every now and then. Also – shampooing the carpet and keeping floors clean really helps with the overall smell of a home.

Post # 14
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Scentsy is the way to go! They are amazing, easy to refill, no mess. Flame-less – so you don’t worry about accidental fires. I just love Scentsy products!

Post # 15
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

Nothing beats a HEPA filter…  it makes your home smell like nothing (that feels a lot better than it sounds, think “wide open space”) and your lungs inhale simply air.

Air fresheners and scented candles tend to be phthalate-based chemical concoctions, which are known to be endocrine disruptive and strongly indicated to be carcinogenic. I consider them both air pollution, as do many health agencies (read up on “indoor air pollution”).

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