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DIY Mint and Lemon Air Freshener

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mintlemonOn hot days, kitchens especially can feel like they could use a good freshening. While it is important to clean up anything that could mold and fester, you can refresh the entire space with this great natural, simmering air freshener. Mint is known to be cooling and refreshing. It is also invigorating and helps concentration. Lemon is clarifying and uplifting. Using these all-natural ingredients beats synthetic air fresheners hands down; most are so toxic they are banned in California because they cause cancer.

A handful of dried or fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
8 cups of water

Combine all the ingredients in a pan on the stove. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer. Replace the liquid when needed as it evaporates.

For more, check out Green Chi Cafe’s ebook Natural Home Scents.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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