With windows sealed tight, our homes can feel pretty stuffy in winter, and they can become breeding grounds for germs. This refreshing mist is easy to make and provides some antibacterial protection as well as a delightful spring-fresh scent. The easy-to-make formula yields five cups of mist, enough to share with a friend.
Here’s how to make it.
Essential Oil Base (enough for 5 cups of mist):
20 drops sweet orange essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1. Use an eyedropper to place the oils in a small glass jar with a lid (a baby food jar is ideal).
2. Shake to mix.
3. Add 4-8 drops of this base to one cup of purified or distilled water in a spray bottle, shaking to mix. Store in a cool, dark place.
4. To use, spray liberally on non-staining surfaces (doorknobs, toilets, faucets, telephones) or simply spray upward in the center of the room, being sure to avoid contact with eyes.
Adapted from Natural Scent Secrets for Your Home by Cait Johnson with Annie B. Bond (Care2 Publishing, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Cait Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Care2 Publishing.
By Annie B. Bond