When I try or learn something I love, I can become extremely loyal to it. Hardcore, if you will. 😉 And that’s my opening line for this blog post about air fresheners.
Last year I made this pillow mist recipe with natural ingredients, and I’ve been using it all year. In fact, that bottle is still sitting in my guest bedroom right now. I spritz all the sheets in the house on laundry day and always give it an extra spritz before we have guests.
I’ve even used it for general room freshening a couple times. I don’t typically buy many air freshener products from the cleaning aisle at the grocery store because they tend to be full of chemicals, which is the opposite of what I want in my home.
Today I experimented further with my original recipe and came up with some fun (and pretty!) options for natural room sprays using essential oils! You can still use them on sheets, but also so much more!
Here’s how it’s done–
So the recipe is basically – 1 part witch hazel, 1 part water, and 30-40 drops essential oils in any scents you like.
Last, I used a white paint pen to write a fun (made up) name on each bottle! You can name them anything you want. So fun, since one of my not-so-secret dream jobs is to be someone who gets to name nail polishes and paint colors. :))
You can create endless scents using various essential oils, choosing them was my favorite part! Here are three recipes that I really like!
Fresh Vibes is a combination of combination of grapefruit and Purify. Very fresh and citrusy!
Two words – GIFT IDEAS!
These smell SO good! I am obsessed with how they came out and know I will get plenty of use out of these. It’s really too bad you can’t reach through the screen and smell each one because if you could, I know you’d be making some right away! They’re really nice.
I love knowing that there are no weird chemicals hiding in there, but additionally, they smell so much more REAL than anything you’ll find in that grocery store aisle.
One more note! I like to shake the bottle between each use. Although I have tested it and you don’t have to shake it to get the scent. Since it’s oil, it never completely combines with the water, but don’t worry – it still does the job!
Thanks so much for reading! xx- Helen
Credits//Author: Helen Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Helen Larson. Photos edited with Spiegeling Actions.