• 5 ways to fragrance your space without petrochemicals

    Products like mainstream perfumes, plug in and propellent ‘air fresheners’, and even car deodorisers contain a myriad of harmful, synthetic, petrochemical derived ingredients. But there are lots of simple ways to fragrance your space naturally, without resorting to fake smells and synthetic, petrochemical derived ‘air fresheners’. Read on as we share five unique ways to keep your space smelling pleasant, naturally.

    Use a natural perfume made with pure essential oils

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    Natural perfumes, like the ones you can find at Biome, are made using pure essential oils derived from flowers and herbs, and generally a carrier oil or natural sugar alcohol. They are free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and preservatives, and provide a beautiful, long lasting, toxin free scent.

    Discover our range of natural perfumes and colognes here >

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    Or try your hand at making one! Our DIY natural perfume oil is a popular choice, or try our new DIY perfume balm which is long lasting and easy to make. We have all of the ingredients and packaging you’ll need to make your own with your favourite natural scents, including the roll on reusable bottle pictured above.

    Spray a room spray made with close to nature ingredients

    Below is the ingredients list of a popular Glade automatic spray product that you can find in Woolworths stores around Australia. The scent is ‘Hawaiian Breeze’. We’ve expanded the fragrance tab so you can see what Glade’s Hawaiian Breeze smells like.

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    Mmm, tropical! Not!

    As illustrated above, plug in, automatic and spray ‘air fresheners’ are made up of synthetic fragrance, synthetic preservatives, and propellants like isobutane, butane and propane. The majority of these ingredients are derived from petrochemicals. Brands are notoriously discreet about what actually goes into these products, so we as consumers could never be completely certain about what we are actually spraying around.

    If you want to use a room spray, we recommend a natural room spray with close to nature ingredients. Our Biome room mist is a very popular choice – it smells just like you’re walking through our stores! Spray our room mist around living spaces, in your car, around smelly sports equipment or in your office.

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    You can find Biome’s room mist and lots of other natural air fresheners here >

    Use pure castile soap and essential oils for cleaning

    Another way to fragrance your space naturally is to incorporate 100% pure essential oils into your green cleaning routine.  All you need is some unscented liquid castile soap and pure essential oils of your choice. Here are some ideas:

    All purpose cleaner – in a spray bottle, mix 1/8 cup castile soap, 500ml water and a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil. Spray and wipe as needed.

    Window and glass cleaner – in a spray bottle, mix 1/2 tablespoon castile soap, 500ml water and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Spray and wipe as needed. Follow up with a mix of half vinegar and half water if desired.

    Toilet cleaner – in a spray bottle, mix 1/4 cup castile soap, 500ml water and a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil. Spray toilet bowl thoroughly, sprinkle with baking soda and scrub bowl with toilet brush. Let sit for 10 minutes before flushing.

    Floor cleaning – in a bucket, mix 1/2 cup castile soap, 11 litres of warm water and a few drops of rose geranium essential oil. Mop floors and allow to dry.

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    Biome’s liquid castile soap is the real deal. It is unscented, made from Australian olive oil, is palm oil free, and is packaged in a refillable glass bottle (refills available at our four Brisbane stores).

    Find our liquid castile soap here >

    Make a DIY drawer sachet to deter bugs as well as fragrance!

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    A scented sachet can not only deter moths, insects and other pests, it can leave your space smelling fresh too. They are actually really easy to make too, and we have a simple recipe for you on our DIY blog, including some essential oil combinations.

    Use these in your bathroom, your wardrobe and drawers, or even your car!

    Find the recipe and links to the ingredients here >

    Diffuse essential oils in a diffuser

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    An ultrasonic (water) diffuser is one of the best ways to diffuse essential oils and fragrance your space naturally. They are safe to use and remove the risk of hot oil or the dangers of burning candles. There is no heating or harmful chemicals involved in the process, and you only need a few drops of essential oil, so it is quite economical too.

    Our diffusers are made with minimal plastic components (not 100% plastic free unfortunately – these are hard to find!) and are safe to use for longer periods of time.

    Find diffusers and essential oils here >


    Further reading

    https://www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com/us/en/brands/glade/sense-and-spray-starter-kit—hawaiian-breeze

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