(Photo: Claudia Snell / Caringsoap.com on Flickr)By Steve Graham, Networx
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Deodorizers can be expensive and even dangerous. They also may contain harmful toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found 884 toxic substances in a survey of about 3,000 chemicals used in artificial fragrances. The institute reports that the chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects, and neurological and reproductive disorders. Fragrances also can trigger asthma and allergic reactions.
It's cheaper and safer to make your own with basic household items. Here are 10 ways to have a great-smelling bathroom:
1. Squirt hand soap into the toilet bowl and give a quick swish with the toilet brush to cut odors. Do this instead of spraying the room with a room deodorizing spray.
2. Before guests arrive, quickly freshen up by grating some orange zest in the bathroom. A strong, desirable orange smell will overpower bathroom odors. Or try this cinnamon-pear airRead More »from 10 nontoxic, DIY bathroom deodorizers