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This Earthwise plant based air freshener offers a refreshing nature-inspired fragrance burst. It is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and other indoor living areas where a pleasant scent is desired. Bring the Mediterranean aroma of sweet tangerine right into your own home.
Contains biodegradable surfactants - a gentler choice for you and the environment. The container is 100% recyclable.
As a young adult male, living in a flatting situation with two other adult males, air fresheners are a must. We all eat a lot of meat and drink a lot of beer. This combined with the unfortunate layout of our tiny flat (aka the toilet is within two metres of all of our bedroom doors), means using the restroom can quickly make the flat an inhospitable place to be, without intervention.
So I thought I'd see whether this sweet tangerine air freshener could do something about the stench that we create. After a BBQ on the weekend, that consisted of practically nothing but meat (some of which marinated in chilli rubs), I found myself having to make several trips to the restroom the next day. While unpleasant at the time, it formed the perfect opportunity to test out the product.
The product comes in a 250ml bottle, which is about half the volume of the other products ranges that Earthwise sell. The bottle feels quite firm as if it is thicker, but that could just as easily be due to the smaller size of the bottle. Interestingly, where many air fresheners these days are gases propelled by aerosol, this product is a simple liquid spray bottle with an atomizer nozzle. Now unlike the other product types in the big bottle, I have had no issues with the bottle leaking at all. It seems a much sturdier design, and the locking mechanism works really well. I feel confident throwing it in a bag knowing that it won't leak everywhere.
Back to the toilet fiasco, and I sprayed the bottle 2 to 3 times as was specified on the bottle. Now it honestly had little effect. I could tell there was a slight citrus scent in the air, but it did little to cover or neutralize the smells in the room. When the bottle says "a gentle choice", it's not kidding around. It took an additional 2-3 sprays to get the scent to a level that neutralized the odours (or reduced my sensitivity to the bad odours).
The smell itself is citrusy, but also has that kind of smell that you associate with a toilet product (I can't think of a better way to describe it, perhaps it's just due to the high number of citrus-scented toilet products), so this scent is probably one that I personally will only be used in the toilet.
It certainly works but would be better suited for refreshing a stuffy room, unless you have no problem with upping the dosage, and then it works well to cover most scents. It's most likely due to the use of a liquid versus a gaseous air freshener, as the liquid doesn't spread as well compared to a full gas, so the air freshener is certainly a limited range product. To some, that would actually be a huge selling point, as many people can react to certain smells (I had an English teacher that got a migraine if anybody sprayed Lynx in the room), so this is a gentler option that can freshen the air, without overly dominating the room.
I love the smell of all kinds of citrus, so I was looking forward to trying out this variety at home. I have an old house that always smells a bit dusty, no matter how well I clean it, so I like to keep some flowers around to make the rooms smell sweeter. However, when I am busy, I tend to forget to replace them and end up with dried (and no longer scented) flower arrangements!
Enter this air freshener, which has a delightful lingering smell a little like my mandarin tree when it is in full production. I sprayed it in the morning and when I came back in the evening there was still the slight hint of citrus, sweet and very pleasant. In the past I have used orange oil and dried peel to keep my cats away from seedlings while they are still at the vulnerable stage, so I was hoping this product would stop them from scratching the furniture inside. Cats don't like orange at all; but, although it repels them, it is harmless so is a good product to use when you have an insistent moggy.
The smell is quite strong so you don't need a large amount, but it does tend to be quite limited in the spray distance so I tried holding the bottle as high as I could and aiming towards the ceiling. It did seem to linger more when sprayed like this as the droplets spread more evenly through the room. The first time I used it I had sprayed from waist level, and it did not seem to have so much staying power although the scent was lovely while it lasted.
I found if I sprayed it on to the back of my elderly sofa the fabric held the citrus smell and it permeated the room: because the sofa is quite old and a dark tweed colour, there was no staining from the spray. I would have been more careful, however, if I had been using it on a new piece of furniture or a fabric that was a lighter colour.
My aunt arrived while I was testing it, and gave me a piece of advice: she used to spray air freshener on to her curtains, but rather than spray it straight on to the fabric, she used to spray it on to a handkerchief and then tuck the handkerchief inside one edge of the seam where there was a gap between the curtain fabric and the lining. She suggested doing the same with a new sofa - spraying a separate cloth and then folding it over the back. You are never too old to learn something new!
Even after treating every room in my house, I found I had used hardly any of the bottle. I will be enjoying a tangerine flavoured home for quite some time. I just hope the cats don't mind!
I am absolutely loving the new range of air fresheners from Earthwise, I find that many of the other brands of air fresheners to be quite strong and over powering and also that sometimes it is hard to find one in a scent that I actually like as many are just to flowery for me, so to see that Earthwise has released some in fruitier scents is fantastic!
The sweet tangerine air freshener comes in an attractive see through bottle, which is great for being able to keep an eye on how much liquid is left in the bottle. The bright orange colours really pop and standout against the white of the bottle and this is a product which would be easy to spot on a supermarket shelf. The bottle features a trigger system, and I love the size of this it is small enough to hold comfortably in your hand, and the trigger is easy to pull without breaking your arm! The directions were easy enough to follow, a few quick shakes and then turn the trigger to the on position, and then spray, only a couple of sprays were needed to produce a beautiful aroma of fresh tangerines.
I have to say I loved the aroma that this gave in just a few squirts, it smelt like fresh juicy tangerines that had just been squeezed, and filled the air with such a fresh and fruity smell that was just lovely and refreshing. Throughout the last week I have used this several times in the bathroom, and in the kitchen and each time it has worked wonders in reducing unpleasant odors, just a few sprays seems to be more than enough in keeping odors at bay, and this is one product which I am happy to spray around the kitchen and dining areas due to it being made from natural ingredients, the scent doesn't stay around particularly long but it is just enough to leave everything smelling fresh.
Miss 4 seems to love the scent of this also and has been asking that I spray a little in her room at night before bed to scare the monsters away, apparently monsters don't like oranges! Normally our 'monster spray' consists of water in a spray bottle, but this I am happy to spray a little of in her room at night due to it being so natural. My mother in law also loves the scent of this and has gone out and brought her own after walking into our house the other day and asking what the lovely smell was.
This is another great product by Earthwise which will be added to my grocery shopping list when it is running low, I love that Earthwise makes products such as these affordable and that they are taking such great steps at making the environment a lot cleaner and healthier.
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