I love a clean, fresh smelling house, don’t you?
I used to burn lots of candles to help achieve this, and to cover the scent of kitty box, teenage boys, garbage in the kitchen, etc. When I would cook strong smelling foods like fish, out would come the commercial room fresheners. The flowery fragrance would cover up the yuck smell temporarily, but I would get such a nasty headache.
Making your own aromatic room sprays only requires 3 ingredients-vodka, water, and essential oils.
The vodka keeps the oils fresh and the water helps disperse it into the air. The basic recipe is the same, one ounce vodka and one ounce of water. Store in a dark colored glass spray bottle like these. You can choose any essential oil combination that you like, but these are my favorite recipes:
Sweet and Spicy
Add the vodka, water and essential oils and stir. Carefully pour into the bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray 5-10 sprays into the air. Repeat as desired.
Do you use Febreeze or make your own air freshener? What oils would you use first? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.