Asthma-Friendly Scent Boosters for Healthy Indoor Air

When your Brazoria, Texas, home isn’t smelling as fresh as you’d like it to, it might be tempting to use air fresheners to improve the scent. However, some fragrances and air fresheners contain chemicals that can aggravate asthma or cause allergy symptoms. Skip the canned stuff and opt for these natural scent boosters that will keep your home’s indoor air smelling great without bothering your loved ones.

Simmer Pot

One of the easiest and most natural ways to put a fresh scent into the air is to make a simmer pot and put it on the stove. You can put all types of natural items into your simmer pot, including lemon or orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, rosemary or vanilla extract, along with plenty of water. It can simmer on the stove for up to 48 hours and give off a pleasant, natural scent, but make sure to turn it off when you’re away from home or going to bed.  

Essential Oils 

Diffusing essential oils also creates a pleasant scent without causing allergy symptoms or asthma flare-ups. You can make your own reed diffuser with a base, bamboo skewers, oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, or you can buy a diffuser that releases the essential oils into the air with water. Different types of essential oils may also have calming, energizing or motivating effects on those who smell them.

Natural Spray

If you just can’t say goodbye to your favorite spray air freshener, consider making your own to create the same feeling. Mix water, dried herbs, and a few drops of essential oil in a small pot and let it steep. Pour it into a spray bottle with some alcohol and use this mixture to freshen the air without releasing any harmful chemicals into your home.  

With these scent-boosting products, you can maintain the indoor air quality of your home, but if your family is still struggling with allergy symptoms, call us at Davis AC at 888-710-5530 and let our technicians figure out the source of the problem. 

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