Is your air freshener causing a soar throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, wheezing, or some other type of allergic reaction? The best air fresheners that will avoid these problems are ones that use natural scents that are less likely to induce allergies, or ones that simply absorb odors without producing any new scent at all.
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Despite air fresheners being “technically” safe for regular human usage, many people still have allergic reactions to various chemicals that are found in them. Since allergies are unpredictable and vary from person to person, an air freshener may be completely fine for one person while causing all sorts of respiratory reactions in another person.
Thankfully, there are some good ways to minimize, or even completely remove, the cause of the problem. The best way to minimum the likelihood of allergic reaction to a new fragrance is to only use air fresheners that rely on all-natural ingredients, such as essential oils.
If you want to eliminate all chances of allergic reaction entirely, you should use a room deodorizer that only captures odors and doesn’t release any new fragrance at all.
Below, I’ll recommend the best of both of these types of air freshener.
The Best Deodorizers For Removing Bad Smells Without Any Allergic Reaction
Every air freshener that produces a new scent contains chemicals of one variety or another. The chemicals introduced into the air are how the new smell reaches your nose to begin with. Without chemicals, you can’t have any new fragrance.
But if you want your home to smell good without introducing any new chemicals at all, the way to achieve that goal is to use a deodorizer.
Deodorizers are various types of products or appliances that capture odor-causing chemicals, instead of covering them up with new scented chemicals. Deodorizers thus make the air more pure, not more allergy-inducing.
I’ve listed some of my favorite deodorizers below. All of these options will remove bad odors from the air without introducing allergy-inducing new chemicals. Take a look:
- Baking Soda – A classic solution to odor problems – Sprinkle baking soda anywhere you want to remove odors (such as on the carpet or couch), let it sit a few hours, then vacuum it up – The baking soda will absorb odor particles and leave your surfaces smelling like nothing at all – Click here to view.
- White Vinegar – Mix with water in a spray bottle and use for cleaning surfaces with odor-removing vinegar power – Click here to view.
- Ozone Gas Aerosol Spray – Spray this anywhere to instantly destroy odors with natural ozone gas – Do not inhale immediately after spraying – Click here to view.
- Air Freshener “Bomb” – Use in a car or room to unleash a massive amount of odor-neutralizing gas – One-time use device that is great for providing an “instant deep cleaning” of odors in carpets, furniture, vents, walls, etc such as smoke odor removal – Click here to view.
- Odor-absorbing Bag Of Activated Carbon – Sits anywhere and quietly absorbs odor particles that come into contact with it – Great for long lasting, passive deodorizing of a room – Click here to view.
- Odor-absorbing Bag of Activated Carbon (For Cars) – Same as above, but made for cars – Click here to view.
- Cat Litter Odor-absorber – Scentless material that pours into a litter box, absorbing the smells produced by our feline friends – Click here to view.
- Standing Air Purifier – Circulates air and captures large quantities of odor particles when equipped with an activated carbon filter (listed below) – Click here to view.
- Activated Carbon Filter (For Air Purifier Above) – Captures odor particles that are too small for a normal filter to capture – Click here to view.
- Ozone Generator – For heavy duty odor removal jobs only – Fills an entire room or vehicle with natural, odor-destroying ozone gas any time you want it – Do not use while people or pets are in the room – Allow gas to dissipate before returning to the deodorized room – Click here to view.
The Best Air Fresheners For Adding New Fragrances With Less Chance Of Allergic Reaction
If deodorizing isn’t good enough for you, and you absolutely insist on adding new scents to your home, then I have a few recommendations that will allow you to do so with as little chance of allergic reaction as possible.
The solutions I’ve listed below all use 100% all-natural ingredients to create their scents. This means that they contain no synthetic chemicals that are found in many other air fresheners.
It’s important to note that some people will still be allergic to some natural ingredients. This means that if you use a citrus-scented essential oil, and a guest of yours is allergic to lemon, they might not handle it very well.
However, on the plus side, there are dozens of different natural scents to choose from. If you’re allergic to one natural ingredient, there’s still a good chance that you won’t be allergic to many other scents.
Let’s take a look at your all-natural solutions to adding new scents to your home:
- 6-scent Scented Oil Value Pack – A great starter kit of essential oils for use with many of the solutions below – Click here to view.
- Electric Essential Oil Diffuser – Disperses a scented oil of your choice throughout the room – Available in several different styles and designs – Click here to view the most popular design.
- Mist Spray Bottle – Mix some scented oil with water in a mist spray bottle and spray it anywhere you want for instant fragrance – Click here to view.
- Heavy Spray Bottle – Mix some scented oil with water, then add some rubbing alcohol or white vinegar – This will produce a homemade cleaning solution for hard surfaces that will kill germs and leave a pleasant scent – Click here to view.
- Flower Power Scented Spray Bottles – If you don’t feel like making your own with the ingredients above, then I recommend getting this variety pack that comes with 3 different scents – Click here to view.
- Reed Diffuser – A beautiful decoration for a dining room table – Uses scented oils to produce constant aroma at your table – Available in several different aromas and decorative designs – Click here to view.
- Eco-friendly Scented Candles – These candles are made with natural ingredients that reduce the risk of allergic reaction when compared to other candles that use synthetic chemicals – Click here to view small decorative candles or click here to view larger decorative candles.
- Potpourri – Decorative bags of scented tree and plant trimmings – There were so many great options to choose from that I couldn’t pick just one for you, so click here to view all options.