Workout clothes stayed too long in the gym bag? Something rotten stunk up the kitchen trash? Coworker had tunafish again? The U.S. air freshener market is a colossal one—reaching almost $2 billion in sales last year—because people simply don’t like to be subjected unpleasant odors in the home, car, or workplace.
But step away from the spray can.
In the 1970s, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were banned in the U.S. CFCs are nasty chemicals that were used to make aerosols propel into the air, but studies showed that they were also guilty of depleting the Earth’s ozone layer and getting into our lungs where they don’t belong. (Although they’re illegal in most parts of the world, some countries still dare to use them.)
So without CFCs, the air-freshener companies had to change their plans, and they somehow found other propellants to use instead, such as hydrocarbons, and compressed gasses like nitrous oxide. The air-freshener market grew, then expanded beyond aerosols to electric plug-ins, solids, gels, beads, and that cardboard pine tree hanging from your car’s rearview mirror.
Although the non-CFC propellants in today’s aerosols aren’t illegal, some scientists maintain that any chemicals that create an aerosol effect are bad for the environment—or at least aren’t good for it. Studies have also shown that the chemicals used in the non-aerosol air fresheners (such as gels and beads) can be just as harmful to person and planet as the aerosol ones.
The folks at Aura Cacia knew all of this, and they also knew a lot about the benefits of aromatherapy. The Room & Body Mist in your spring Yuzen box is made with pure essential oils and no synthetic ingredients, just a delightful, fresh scent. You can mist it just about anywhere, whether you’re neutralizing a stubborn odor or just like the mist’s pleasant scent and aromatherapy benefits. Plus, you can be confident that you’re not increasing your carbon footprint.
Best of all, because Aura Cacia’s mist is so pure and gentle, it’s even safe to use as a body spray.
Visit the Aura Cacia website at www.auracacia.com to find your favorite scent, like Invigorating Ginger & Mint, Cinnamon & Ylang-Ylang, or Bergamot & Orange. Also browse their other all-natural products, like pure essential oils, body oils, and body polish.