A 2007 study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 12 of 14 different brands of household air fresheners contained phthalates, chemicals known to disrupt hormones and cause birth defects in male genitalia in animals. Some studies have linked phthalates to developmental and reproductive problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is in addition to the common headache and sinus issues that are linked to so many commercial air fresheners.
But there is good news! There are a lot of natural options out there for air fresheners, even ones that could benefit your health through aromatherapy.
Pearl Essences makes all kinds of wonderful natural air refresheners, but their diffusers are their best and most popular product. They have so many scents to choose from and their prices are very reasonable. The diffusers provide aromatheraphy benefits and are much more elegant than a lot of other air freshener options!
Now go throw away that apple cinnamon room spray…no one thought you were baking apple pie anyways. :)