Commercial fresheners work by masking smells, coating nasal passages and deadening nerves to diminish sense of smell. Instead:
Find source of odors and eliminate them;
Keep house and closets clean and well-ventilated;
Grow lots of house plants;
Simmer: Cinnamon sticks
Orange peel, cloves
To absorb odors, place 2 to 4 tbsp. baking soda or vinegar in small bowls in refrigerator and around the house and pour ½ cup baking soda in the bottom of trash cans.
Mix together: ¼ c. vinegar
1 gal. warm water
Basin, Tub, and Tile
Mix together: ½ c. baking soda
2-3 tbsp. liquid soap (castile, peppermint)
Garbage Disposal Freshener
Grind ice and lemon or orange juice in the disposal.