Air fresheners can add to respiratory problems in the home. Everyone wants their home to smell fresh, however, many air fresheners contain volatile organic compounds and some of those products have a component element to them. Some of the volatile organic compounds typically found in conventional home air fresheners are various alcohols, petroleum distillates, limonene, and formaldehyde. Even though there are many commercials out there stating air fresheners boost health and mood, there is no research to back up these claims. It is better for individuals with asthmas and allergies to find natural ways to freshen their home that do not trigger symptoms. Some have had luck just baking cookies in the oven or boiling water on the stove with fragrant items like orange peel or cinnamon sticks sitting in the water.