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DIY Plug-in Scented Oil Air Freshener Refill
HiI KNOW THIS THREAD IS 4 YRS OLD BUT IM LOOKING TO REFILL MY FRESHENER DID YOU GET YOURS OFF THE GROUND? OR COULD YOU ADVISE ME WITH A CARRIER OIL?THANKSMARTIN
These affect each of us different ways. They make me have headaches, sore throats, drippy nose, and gives me lung problems also. In many the affects will not be seen for years and many may not realize that it was these products that caused the problem but some will and so wish they had never used them. Many people who use these and you try to explain it is just like talking to a drunk or a drug addict since they do not want to know. There is also some plants that cause me problems when they bloom...the pollen. The more people I come in contact using these dangerous products makes my body break down more so when people decide to make bad choices they are not only making a bad choice for them self but for all those around them. I must avoid these products or I become worse and I already feel I lost most of my life. The best thing in this world is FRESH AIR and it is cheap and healthy and what we were born to use...not chemicals. Save your money and just open those windows and keep yourself and others safe. People for sure need to do more research on Glade Products and Freeze Breeze than maybe they may not be so blibnd on what they are using, - MsJan
How have they hurt you? I've never heard of anyone getting sick or ill from essential oils...or even processed ones like Febreze. I understand some people have allergies. When you go out in nature there are lots of plants and flowers that have a strong beautiful fragrance. It's completely natural to want a good smelling environment. I personally could not live without them they make all the difference in making my house feel like my home. How are they toxic to you what happens when you are exposed? If you don't mind me asking, I'm only curious to know. - ChelseaH11
Just because something is from the Earth as you put it doesn't mean it was "made" with you in mind or for your benefit. Its astounding that still some proclaim one form of the naturalistic fallacy or another. Which century is this again.If you insist on a counterargument, there are plenty of poisonous plants out there, and minerals, which are also from the Earth and from which the "evil" chemicals are extracted. As to eastern medicine and philosophy in general, it is based on centuries of trial and error but still manages to be almost entirely bunk, as is the case with anything which is never properly questioned or verified but taken on faith. - temptemperus
I have the same problem with most perfumes, they are getting stronger and stronger each year. Not just personal cosmetics but all kinds of products use increasing amounts of fragrance, to create the appearance of working more effectively. Guess subtlety is no longer in demand. What is worse people lack consideration in this regard. They will be embarrassed and shame anyone who smells of sweat even a bit on a warm day, or garlic or releases even a low intensity fart, but they have no problem going around town smelling like a Turkish whore or an Armenian gigolo.With that said, some lavender oil for the closet might be better than moth balls, and the door stays closed. - temptemperus
They are processed and unsafe for humans. Some people will do anything to make a buck and tell us all kinds of lies not caring if they make us ill They already have ruined my life. We should try to make our world a safe place and also stop using products like this to safe our water supply. - MsJan
Thanks for the advice. I was able to put air wick refills into a febreze noticeable, after reading this. With a little practice you can pop the tops right off with scissors.
"A healthy home has no smell"?. The minute you enter a room, you are stinking it up with your body odor. Humans have been scenting their domiciles, for good and ill, nearly since the very first hut was built. Incense existed even before body perfumes, and probably continues to be the most widely used "air freshener" in the world. The earliest human domiciles were shared with cattle, goats, and various other animals -- not much imagination is needed to get an idea of the smell. If it doesn't come to you, walk into a cow or horse barn, and take a few deep sniffs of the air.It's fine to not like the smell of cinnamon, lavender, or any of the other odors commonly used for scenting rooms. It's not fine to make moral judgments about people who do like them. Of course, one should be aware of what one uses in the process of scenting a room. I personally like warming oils better than the disposable wax sticks, which all seem to me to have an antiseptic smell. I shall try out the instructions here, as I do dislike the "disposable" bottle paradigm.
I was doing mine away too until I went to my favorite oil shop and bought some burning oil and refilled the plugin and it lasts 10 times longer than the ones I bought at Bath and Body Works
I was throwing mine away also until I went to my local oil burning shop and got some burning oil. Took the top off and refilled it and now it lasts 10 times longer than the plugins I got at Bath and Body Works
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Costco carries grapeseed oil - of you're going to do the refill with it, that's a great source!
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