We all love the smells and scents of our flower gardens and now we can bring them right inside by easily making our own! Get a simple glass bottle with sprayer and fill with distilled water and add approx. 40 drops of essential oil of your choice. For example, if you love lavender you can simply add 40 drops of lavender to a 50 ml bottle and presto! You have a wonderful smelling spray that will freshen the air plus kill germs at the same time! It will also make you feel good and help you to relax Another suggestion would be that when it is laundry day and you are changing the sheets on your bed .....go ahead and first spray the mattress with the lavender scent and then put on your fresh sheets and repeat. Not only will you have lovely smelling linen but it will also help you to sleep and you won't ever have any type of bugs etc. because it is a natural repellant. There are soooo many different beneficial uses using pure EO's and they boost our immune system at the same time. Always remember to sterilize our bottles and to shake to dispense oils before each use
Hi Trish! When you are making a simple air spray you do not add any carrier oil, but if you wanted to make a simple oil to rub onto your skin after a shower or bath, then you would use a carrier oil instead of the water.
When you are making a room spray you certainly can add the same amount of high proof vodka or grain alcohol (as EO)to basically dissolve the EO first and then add distilled water for the rest. The product will be exactly the same but you just wouldn't have to shake quite as often as the essential oil is predissolved.
I just stumbled on this thread. I have been studying essential oils and their uses through a medical aromatherapist in the UK. He wrote the course I am about to finish and has written tons of articles and a couple of books on the subject.
For air fresheners I use pure vodka as the base for my essential oils. You can dilute with distilled water instead or distilled water and vodka combined. The difference I have found is that the pure vodka/essential oil mix does not get rancid as quickly. I also store the unused mix in the fridge to prolong it's life.
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