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Eco-Friendly Air Freshener Brands To Naturally Scent Your Home

Breathe easy with this guide to the best eco-friendly air freshener brands, that will banish bad odours, but won’t fill your home with noxious chemicals.

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Whilst nothing beats opening up your windows and letting a fresh breeze in to clear any stale or lingering smells, sometimes you might want something a little more to clear the air. Particularly if you live somewhere where your bathroom has no window, or you have a stinky shoe cupboard. Sometimes you do need a little something extra to freshen things up a bit.

Before you reach for that can of air freshener under your sink, take heed. Many conventional air fresheners do contain a litany of dubious ingredients. In fact, public health researchers have found that a chemical compound found in many air fresheners – as well as toilet bowl cleaners, mothballs and other deodorising products – may be harmful to our lungs.

The good news for your nose (and lungs) is that there are many eco-friendly air freshener brands out there. These can help to mask or remove bad odours naturally without harmful ingredients.

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Here are some top natural picks to try in your home – including the plastic-free options.

Fais Botanicals

Naturally refresh your home and textiles with Fais home and linen mist. From relaxing ylang-ylang, bergamot and cedarwood; to refreshing geranium, lemon and clary sage; to energising sweet orange, palmarosa, and rosemary, there’s a scent for every mood.

These blends, available in a variety of essential oil-based scents are vegan and cruelty-free and hand-blended in small batches in their studio in London.

Presented in an amber glass bottle, this can be reused or recycled when you are done.

Buy from Etsy from £9* for 50 ml.

Waft Air Freshener

Waft is a more budget-friendly brand of eco-friendly air freshener for a sustainably fragranced home. Made in the UK from pure and organic essential oil blends, Waft comes in a variety of delicious natural scents. These include Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint, Geranium, Orange and Rose. In fact, each air freshener is made from 98.5% organic ingredients.

Whilst not plastic-free, the plastic bottles are fully recyclable. And sustainability wise, the brand has a lot going for it. Aerosol-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, and free of genetically modified organisms, it’s clear that Waft has put a great deal of work into minimising its environmental footprint.

Buy Waft from Ethical Superstore* or Big Green Smile* from around £5.00 for 100ml

Piglet In Bed

piglet in bed essential oil room sprays

Whether you want to freshen your air, or naturally refresh fabrics, this eco-friendly air freshener is one to try. Available in three different scents – invigorating, calming or reviving – you can pick a scent to suit your mood.

Naturally scented with essential oils, this paraben-free and artificial fragrance-free formulation, will banish bad odours.

Simply generously mist the air freshener throughout the air and onto linens to enjoy the fresh natural scent.

Buy direct from Piglet In Bed for £12* for 100 ml.

Sodasan

Another more budget-friendly buy, Sodasan’s organic air freshener is made from sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients. In fact, this air freshener is 96% organic in origin.

Coming in a variety of scents – including lavender, fresh orange, and woody smelling sandal – these essential oil blends are a great way to naturally cover bad odours in your home.

This vegan-friendly blend is also free from synthetic nasties. These include dyes, preservatives, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, microplastics, and genetically modified organisms.

What’s more, it comes in a recyclable glass bottle and a plastic-free beech wood cap.

Buy Sodasan from Big Green Smile* for around £6.65 for 50 ml.

Neal’s Yard Room Spray

Glass bottle of Neal's Yard Room Spray

Packed full of certified organic ingredients, essential oils, and natural fragrances, Neal’s Yard room sprays will naturally scent your home. Choose from a floral blend of rose and geranium, or for a rich blend of bergamot and patchouli.

For those looking to live plastic-free, then good news – the air freshener bottle is made of glass and the atomiser made of metal, making it more eco-friendly. It’s also made in England, so doesn’t travel far to reach you.

Established in 1981, Neal’s Yard uses ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils to create their world-renowned aromatherapy blends. They also use the highest possible percentage of organic ingredients they can. In fact, Neal’s Yard was the UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand. The brand also champions for change across the industry – for example, supporting the ban on plastic microbeads in beauty products.

Buy Neal’s Yard room sprays from Bower Collective for £25* for 100 ml.

Bramley Eco-Friendly Air Freshener

bottle of Bramley eco-friendly air freshener

Bramley’s eco-friendly air freshener is scented with delicious sweet orange, geranium, and spearmint essential oil, for a natural and refreshing smelling scent.

Made from 100% naturally derived ingredients in the UK, this room spray is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. It also comes in a recyclable glass bottle, making it it’s plastic-free apart from the atomiser.

Not only does this room spray smell good, but it does good too. This is because £1 from every sale goes to support the work of Plantlife. This British-based conservation charity works nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi. Their team of conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation organisations, community groups and governments, to ensure rare and threatened flowers and plants continue to thrive.

Buy from Bower Collective for £16* for 100ml.

Do also check out my guide to the best soy candles, if you are looking for other ways to naturally scent your home.

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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Blankets to Keep You Cosy

Searching for a sustainable, eco-friendly, or ethical blanket to keep you cosy this winter? I’ve got seven blankets for you today, that won’t pull the wool over your eyes with their eco-friendly credentials. From recycled to organic, and everything in-between, at all budgets, there’s sure to be something that needs your needs.

I’ve written about ethical bedding before, but what if you are looking for an eco-friendly blanket to cosy up to on the sofa with? With energy bills set to soar in 2021, finding ways to keep warm without having to have your heating on 24/7 have never been more important.

As someone who spends part of their working life freelancing from home, over the years I’ve developed a number of strategies to keep warm that don’t involve always having the heating on. From cosy socks and ethical slippers to keep my feet warm. To big cardigans, hot water bottles, and blankets draped over my knees to keep my core temperature cosy. The life of a freelance writer is certainly not a glamourous one! However, coupled with some clever energy-saving tips, it really helps keep our energy bills down. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of the humble blanket.

Where to Buy Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Blankets

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If you are looking for a blanket to cosy into this winter, then I’ve got a great selection of eco-friendly blankets for you today. I’ve specifically looked for blankets made of natural fibres, eco-friendly organic materials, or sustainable recycled materials.

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Frugi

Frugi's cuddle up blanket made from GOTS certified organic cotton

If you’re looking specifically for a baby or kid’s eco-friendly blanket, or a small blanket to go over your knees, then Frugi’s striped cuddle up blanket* (£35) is a good buy. It’s ethically made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and is super soft and snuggly.

Oxfam Online

Oxfam Online has a great selection of ethical and eco-friendly blankets. This small recycled wool blanket*, for example, is woven from recycled fibres which have been re-spun to form the blanket. Not only that but it’s made in the UK too for a low carbon footprint. At only £12.99, it’s a planet-friendly bargain.

If you are looking for a larger ethical blanket, then this pure wool eco-friendly blanket* (£37.99) would be a colourful and cosy addition to any home.

If wool isn’t your thing, then Oxfam also caters to vegans. This recycled cotton blanket*, at £44.99, is a little more spendy, however, it is a thing of beauty. The blanket is made by a family-run Fair Trade business established in Jaipur, India that employs artisans to make beautiful products using recycled fabric. They aim to work as a platform for Indian artists and uneducated craftspeople who are in need of work, in order to keep traditional skills alive through their products. 

Purchases from Oxfam Online all support Oxfam’s work fighting global poverty.

Thrift Knit

Thrift Knit sells designer secondhand knitwear. However, for the sweaters and cardigans that are too damaged for them to sell, instead of ragging them, they turn these damaged knitwear items into fabulous recycled blankets.

To make these blankets, they take the damaged garments and removed the buttons, labels, and any trimmings. Thrift Knit then turns that wool back into yarn. The yarn is then woven into these beautiful, sustainable blankets by weavers based in Delph, on the Yorkshire/Lancashire Border.

These woollen blankets comprise 80% of Thrift Knit’s recycled wool. The remaining 20% comprises of pure new wool. This must be added to ensure the yarn keeps its length and strength.

Find these lovely blankets on Etsy* for £55 to £60.

Urbanara

Recycled eco-friendly blanket from Urbanara

Urbanara sells a wide range of pure wool and eco-friendly organic cotton blankets. However, the one that caught my eye was this recycled fibre blanket* (£60).

Made using only a blend of 100% GRS-certified recycled fibres – from recycled cotton to recycled polyamide, acrylic, linen, and silk fibres, it’s not only ecologically friendly but super soft and cosy too. Despite being made from some recycled synthetic fibres, the knit structure feels similar to pure cotton. At a 190 by 130 cm size, this makes for a cosy blanket, perfect for snuggling up in on chilly winter nights.

Weaver Green’s Eco-Friendly Recycled Blankets

Got dogs or little kids? Partial to a glass of red wine? Got allergies? Then you will want to know about Weaver Green blankets (available via the National Trust for Scotland webshop*) (£48). These are hand-woven from up to 300 recycled plastic bottles each. Despite being made of recycled plastic, their blankets are soft, warm, and luxurious like wool. What’s more, they are easy to clean, stain-resistant, and suitable for outdoor use. They’re also water-resistant, hard-wearing and moth resistant. And if you have allergies, then the good news is that dust mites won’t live in them.

The one downside? Recycled plastic isn’t great to wash in the washing machine, as it does release microplastic which ends up in the food chain. Try to spot clean any marks/stains before washing the whole blanket.

Got any other good sustainable blanket tips? Do share!