At allAyurveda, we don’t just believe in an internal sustainable life that is wholly natural. No, we also encourage and believe that it is our innate responsibility to look after our immediate surroundings. Eco-friendly living is key. Sustaining our world externally is just as important as sustaining ourselves on the inside. With that being said, there have always been ways to improve our surroundings. From paintings and sculptures depicting one’s tribe's history, to lavish and ornate chandeliers hung over grand ballrooms, to making our living areas simply smell better.
Smell is a crucial factor in our lives, and can even help induce feelings of calm, peace and productivity. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that smell would be important. In the past, most aerosol sprays or air fresheners you could purchase from your local market were high in CFCs. These CFCs are chemicals which are harmful to our ozone layer. Think of the ozone layer as a giant layer of sunscreen that protects us from harmful UV radiation. Without the ozone we would be cooking… literally. Apart from smell, other cleaning chemicals too can affect your carbon footprint.
Therefore, having an ecocentric ideology towards holistic living is a great idea. It can leave a zero carbon footprint which, of course is the idea. This World Environment Day, let us explore on how to freshen up your room with a few environment-friendly house ideas.
Freshen up your room with flowers. So a time-tested and simply natural solution to making your living space smell better is as simple as stopping to smell the daisies. Or picking them rather. This can range anywhere from costing you nothing to dishing out big bucks. But the idea stands the same. Flowers are great piece of decoration, as well as bring a sense of beauty tranquility and smell into your life. Check out this video on how to make a DIY home deodorizer with common household items like lavendar essential oil, swap a few of them out with your favorite flowers. Our personal tip, add some rose petals to coconut oil – an amazing organic room freshener.
Natural Cleaning Products
If you’re a young adult or a timeworn homeowner comfortable in their living space cleanliness is just a good thing. That’s right people, clean up after yourself. Now cleaning some of the surfaces that we touch or eat on top of has the risk of being cross polluted and even hurting us (if consumed). Our top picks for cleaning with natural ingredients is lemon and vinegar. That’s it. Use the juice of lemon and vinegar to clean surfaces like windows, cutting boards, etc.
Take care of the planet and it will take care of you. There are several cool challenges out there like going trash-free for a week or a month to reduce our carbon footprint. Or ditch the car, walk or take the bicycle to work, perhaps consider installing a solar grid in your home. The possibilities of sustaining the life of our planet that gave us life is endless.