So sorry there hasn't been a new post in the last few days....three doc appts. this week...whew, that makes me very happy that today is Friday!
We all love to have our guests walk into our home and smell nothing but wonderful scents in the air, that's great, but the price of these "scents" attack out wallets with great greed. Be kind to your wallet and make your own room fresheners! This is also a great bonding idea; make these easy to follow recipes with your kids....they will feel so proud of themselves every time they walk by their scents that they made themselves! Read on Readers!
Homemade Room Fresheners
Making Potpourri~Place a bowl of potpourri on your windowsill, so breezes can waft the scents around:
1. Gather the ingredients including a fixative, such as orris root powder.
2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, breaking larger ingredients, into pieces.
3. Now add some fragrant oils and stir vigorously. Place the ingredients in a glass container and seal it tightly.
4. Leave the potpourri for two weeks in a cool dark place, stirring it daily for the first three days. After a few months of use, your potpourri may need a boost-simply add more oils and repeat steps 3-5 above.
(potpourri can contain any dried fruits and flowers that you like, such as apples and roses)
Make Your Own Spray~A small bottle with a pump spray nozzle allows you to fragrance a room in minutes when you do want to use a vaporizer or oil burner. Spray bottles are portable and immediate, enabling you to spray any room at any time.
Add all these blends to 1/2 cup distilled water:
- 20 drops orange
- 10 drops eucalyptus
- 10 drops sandalwood
- 10 drops rosemary
- 10 drops petitgrain
- 10 drops rose
- 10 drops sandalwood
- 10 drops ylang ylang
- 10 drops grapefruit
- 10 drops mandarin
- 10 drops cedarwood
- 10 drops bergamot
- 10 drops chamomile
- 10 drops neroli
Best Oils To Use For Your Homemade Scents
To Cleanse And Purify~Fresh scents can be antiseptic and stimulating:
To Invigorate~Cheery and citrus fragrances help to keep rooms fresh and positive:
To Seduce~These intoxicating, seductive scents will help relax the atmosphere of any room and are especially good for parties:
- Ylang Ylang
To Relax~Floral fragrances are all good to reduce stress: