This all-natural formula includes an ingredient whose sweet scent is prized as both an anti-depressant and an appetite suppressant. The cologne smells divine and it has great uplifting properties, as well!
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 teaspoon glycerin
1 vanilla bean
1 3-inch strip of orange or lemon peel, preferably organic
1. Combine the vodka and glycerin in a sterilized glass container with a tightly-fitting lid, shaking vigorously to mix.
2. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and add along with the orange or lemon peel. Shake to mix.
3. Allow to age for 1 week or more in a cool, dark place.
4. Gently swirl mixture and then decant into a pretty, decorative bottle.
Inspired by Perfumes, Splashes, and Colognes by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997).