The air of our homes (and our offices) is not always at the top. Breathe healthier, can rely on aeration and solutions soft and natural antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties.
How to clean the air of our homes?
We spend on average 14 hours a day in our homes, and contrary to what is often believed, the air we breathe is indoors is not always of good quality. Pollution there are numerous: tobacco, humidity, mold, paint residue, carpet and flooring, appliancesburning, candles, animal hair... And unfortunately, they may have adverse effects onour health by allergies, irritations of the respiratory tract, headache.
The first instinct to have clean air, it is the ventilation. Every day, the jump of the bed or before your coffee, take the time to open your windows, winter and summer, atleast ten minutes a day, even when it is very cold. Alternatively, you can do so at night. Air to dilute pollution but not eliminate it. Beware, if you have children at a young age, don't let never alone window open!
More bad smells with natural methods
If you have Lavender in your garden or on your balcony, cut off the stems, let themdry. In a Cup, burn the stem of lavender, as an incense stick. Baking soda absorbs odors. In a bowl, place 2 tablespoons of baking soda and choose the room to clean up.
For those who are fans of the smell of incense, prefer bark of styrax to burn on a piece of coal to incense. Avoid incense sticks due to the toxicity of the used adhesives.Used for many years, the paper of Armenia does not always unanimous. It is effective to clean the air, to combat epidemics of colds and flu, against tobacco or cookingodours. Used in too high doses or without ventilation, its use is harmful to health. Asthma, allergy sufferers or people suffering from respiratory disorders is strongly discouraged.
Cleaner air with essential oils
With their powers antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, streaming, essential oils (HE) of true lavender, Rosemary cineole, lemon, eucalyptus radiata, grapefruit, pine will be preferred to restore a natural clean air and fresh smell of Mediterranean vacation. HEis ideal to release positive waves and beneficial aromas in the atmosphere.
5 natural recipes to make yourself
Scents of Provence in the living room
In a spray bottle, mix 20 ml water, 20 ml of alcohol at 60 °, 15 drops of True Lavender EO, 15 drops of grapefruit EO. Shake well before each use and spray every morning after have ventilated your room.
Scents of citrus in the kitchen
Pour into a diffuser 10 drops of True Lavender EO and 10 drops of lemon EO, broadcast for 20 minutes. For those who have no diffuser, pour into a spray bottle of 30 cl, 25 cl of spring water, 20 cl of alcohol to 60 ° and 20 drops of lemon EO. Shake thebottle before you spray it into the room.
Lavender in the bathroom
To clean up the wet atmosphere, put in a basin, pebbles or stones picked up on thebeach or in the bed of a river. Rinse with clear water and sprinkle a few drops of True Lavender EO. Renew.
The Rosemary in the toilet
For small corners with the scents of scrubland, dilute 1 teaspoon of HE of True Lavender or Rosemary to cineole or lemon HE HE in 2 tablespoons of alcohol 70 °. Pour into a spray bottle of 30 ml, 20 cl of spring water and shake to mix well. Spray.
Zen scents in the room
Pour into a diffuser 10 drops of true lavender and 5 drops of Marjoram HE shells, tobroadcast during 20 minutes. To coaxing dissemination, pour 5 drops of true lavender and sweet orange EO and 10 drops of ylang ylang EO in your diffuser for 20 minutes before bedtime. For child's room, in the evening, an hour before sunset, pour 10drops of EO of true lavender and 5 drops of EO of Mandarin in the diffuser.
Thanks to Françoise Couic Marinier, doctor of pharmacy, degree in herbal medicine,aromatherapy and homeopathy and Thierry Morfin, Naturopath.