Freshen Up With 100% Natural Room Sprays
Explore wellness products you can use to help your home feel clean, naturally
The hidden dangers of synthetic room sprays and air fresheners
Here at Saje, one of the things we are most passionate about when it comes to natural wellness products is the omission of synthetic and artificial fragrances. The data is staggering: chemicals used to add scent to artificial fragrances have been linked to serious health concerns like asthma, whereas some people experience symptoms of illness like headaches, feeling dizzy, experiencing shortness of breath or nausea, even when they’ve been exposed for a relatively short period of time.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) shares the following when it comes to nasty chemicals that could be lurking unbeknownst to us in our room sprays, perfumes or cosmetics: “It’s also important to make sure the brand doesn’t hide toxic chemicals behind the term “fragrance.” The fragrance in perfume, cologne and body spray may be concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is often kept hidden from the consumer. Makers of popular scents market their signature aromas with terms like “floral,” “exotic” and “musky,” but few disclose that their formulas are actually a complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals, like phthalates, which are hormone disrupters linked to reproductive problems.”
So what’s the good news? You don’t have to choose between a home that smells fresh, clean and scented exactly the way you choose and potentially harmful and toxic synthetic chemicals. 100% natural, plant and nature-derived ingredients can create a scent oasis in your home that you can rest easy about. Read on to learn more!
Natural alternatives for fragrant, aromatic room sprays
Room sprays help us bring quick and efficient freshening to almost any space in the home. From bathrooms and kitchens to front foyers (the notorious landing spot of the stinky gym shoes or sweaty workout clothes) and guest bedrooms, a couple spritzes in the air is all it takes sometimes to transform the vibe of a space. Now imagine the product you were using was made from plant and nature-derived ingredients, contained no harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients and still promised to deliver an exceptional scent experience; your wish is our command. Here are three of our top picks for freshening the air (and fabrics!) in your space:
Airoma Loo: far and away our Community’s top choice for freshening and deodorizing the air in your home, Airoma Loo is a blend of herbal and woodsy eucalyptus, sweet and floral lavender and fresh and minty spearmint to tantalize the senses with a light and crisp aroma. Not just for bathrooms, use this invigorating spray in any space you’re looking to renew the air.
Fresh Air: Say goodbye to stale air and welcome the refreshing aroma of zesty and citrusy lemon, sweet and woody pine and herbal and camphorous tea tree into any room in your house with this all-natural spray. We love this blend in our bedrooms, living rooms and home offices when we’re looking to create a refreshed and renewed experience.
Sweet Sheets: when we said they weren’t just for scenting the air in your home, we meant it! Sweet Sheets was blended specifically as a fabric and linen refresher which also doubles as a room spray. This sweet and citrusy blend contains juicy lemon and floral-sweet lavender for an instant boost of fresh and clean wherever you decide to spritz it!
Room sprays and other natural home care products
Apart from room sprays, important swaps to consider from synthetic to natural also include products we use to clean surfaces in our home, wash our dishes, and take care of our clothing. At Saje, 100% of the products we offer are free of synthetics including artificial fragrances, phthalates, parabens or any other ingredients that don’t come to us directly from nature. Here are a few of our favorites:
Multi Clean all-purpose cleanser: remove dirt and grease with the grime-fighting power of peppermint, lavender and rosemary essential oils. This multi-surface cleaner will freshen and deodorize kitchen counters, sinks, cupboards and more. The superstar ingredient in the blend? Caprylyl/capryl glucoside is non-toxic, biodegradable and made from renewable raw materials: fatty alcohol and glucose from coconut, palm kernel oil and vegetable sugars. It works to remove dirt from household items and surfaces, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. Simply spritz onto a desired area and wipe away with a clean cloth.
Dish Wish Zesty: gentle on your hands and powerful on grease, this zesty citrus dish soap cleans your pots, pans and glassware with a brightening blend of lemon, grapefruit, and orange essential oils. With the same hero ingredient as its sister product Multi Clean, Dish Wish is our top choice for a daily use household cleaning product that’s a cut above the rest.
Laundry Love 100% natural wool dryer balls kit: in order to ensure the wool we used to create our dryer balls was truly of the highest quality and met our rigorous standards for animal protection, we went all the way to New Zealand, one of the strictest countries in the world for animal protections and protocols. Our ethically sourced and cruelty-free dryer balls are an excellent addition to your laundry routine; separating and softening fabrics, reducing drying time and static cling are just a few of the benefits of switching from harsh, chemical-laden and environmentally wasteful disposable dryer sheets. The dryer balls also come with a blend called Sweet Sheets, which is similar to the linen and fabric spray we mentioned above. Blended with freshening and cleansing essential oils of bergamot, lavender and lemon, simply apply 5-7 drops (or as needed) of the laundry blend to each wool dryer ball before tossing into the dryer and beginning your preferred cycle.
Love the feeling of fresh, clean room sprays? Try a diffuser!
Another alternative to room sprays we would be remiss not to mention are our whisper-quiet, heat-free, cool mist ultrasonic diffusers. Those of you who are familiar with having diffusers in your home know how quickly the tone of a room can change when it’s being scented with any combination of essential oils you choose, according to your preference. For those of you who are new to diffusing, we’ll share the two primary reasons we enjoy a diffuser or two (or three!) in our space. First, you can choose the way you want your home to smell, based on your unique scent preferences. Citrus for those who love something fresh in the morning, and herbal for those who love something peaceful in the evening. Second, you can set the tone for how you want your home to feel when you’re in it. Whether you’re looking to create calm or stimulation, relaxation after work or an energy boost first thing in the morning, a diffuser can help you get there. We’re sharing our top picks for a diffuser we think you’ll love.
Aroma Om stone: this Allure Best of Beauty award winner is well-loved in our Community in part because of how simple it is to use, and also for the way it blends fashion and function. Made with a sleek cement cover and BPA-free plastic inner water tank, this unit offers a run time of between 3-6 hours, depending on a continuous or intermittent setting. An optional LED light rounds out its features, making the Aroma Om perfect for small to medium-sized rooms like bedrooms and home offices.
Aroma Om deluxe white ceramic: a classic, timeless and never out of style color, material and design, the Aroma Om deluxe is the largest diffuser we offer. Boasting an impressive run time of between 11-22 hours depending on a low or high setting, this diffuser is also programmable to run continuously for 1, 3 or 6 hours at a time. A rotating LED color band of muted, soothing color tones can be optionally used with this unit as well. We love this unit in larger, open concept spaces like living and dining rooms.
Diffuser blends to simulate the experience of room sprays
If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and splurging on a new diffuser to replace your old room sprays, you’re going to need some diffuser blends to go with it. As with all of the products we offer at Saje, our diffuser blends contain only 100% pure essential oils, with no adulterants, carrier oils or fillers. With more than 20+ core collection blends and a seasonally rotating offering of new, innovative formulas, we believe that there truly is something for everyone. A couple of our favorites are featured below.
Liquid Sunshine: our #1 top-selling diffuser blend is this bright, citrusy and cheerful blend of zesty and fresh grapefruit, tangy and uplifting bergamot and tart and invigorating lime to help wake up the senses and create an instant mood boost.
Spa Day: not your typical sweet or herbal spa-smells, our newest blend called Spa Day combines the best parts of the outdoors, like sitting around a cozy fire, with the sweet and bright notes of lemon for a truly relaxing and refreshing experience for the senses. This blend also includes woody black spruce, cleansing juniper berry and stress-busting labrador tea.
Goddess: when you want to fill the air with the sweet, fresh scent of a brand-new bouquet of flowers, look no further than our popular Goddess blend. Formulated with precious florals like rose, jasmine and neroli to help evoke peaceful and compassionate feelings, we’ve added a hint of citrusy orange to help you feel revived.
DIY recipes for essential oil room sprays
The last idea we want to impart is the endless possibilities when it comes to creating a DIY room spray option. If you’ve been unable to find your dream scent to this point, you can always go ahead and make your own! We recommend starting with distilled water, so that any mineral content present does not interfere with the benefits of the essential oils. At this point, the world is your oyster! You can have fun experimenting with single note essential oils like fresh eucalyptus, deodorizing lemongrass or refreshing peppermint, or you can turn your favorite diffuser blend, like invigorating Deep Breath or revitalizing Elevate into a quick and easy room spray for a burst of freshness, any time! Start with between 10-20 drops of oil, depending on the size of the bottle you are using, and adjust according to your preferences for the strength of the scent.
If you’ve been unable to find your dream scent to this point, you can go ahead and make your own!