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.
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.
Safe 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.