Monday, December 3, 2012

DIY ALL NATURAL AIR-FRESHENER

I like our home to smell good hence burning tons of incense. You can make your own spray air-freshener using three simple ingredients. It’s a natural way to remove household odors, and the spray works well in the bathroom, on most fabrics and carpets, even in shoes.

Ingredients:
0,5 oz gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol 
3 oz filtered water 
10 – 20 drops of essential oil, a few suggested oils are: peppermint, jasmine, citrus oils 

This combination is strong enough to work without being too strong. Simply mix in a spray bottle and spray around for instant freshness. I keep a bottle in our guest bath and it works miracles there too. I used the lemongrass and orange this time and once I run out, I'll try the peppermint. The mix will keep well for at least a month. You can buy the oils here.

Have an exciting week! I'll start mine with a job interview, then there's an independence day celebration (Finland) as well as some ballet with Nutcrackers later in the week!
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake." Francis Bacon Sr.

6 comments:

  1. Nice! I use air freshner in my house since I have pets, but hate the thought of us breathing in all those chemicals. I'm going to try this...

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    1. Yes, that's why I stopped using those commercial sprays. With the 2 little furry ones I don't want to use any harmful chemicals in the house. The combo I made in this video really works magic in our bathroom. :)

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  2. Hei, this was a great idea! I'll totally steel it;) Sorry I haven't commented for sooooooo long time, busy busy .... Have a great independence celebration!

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    1. Go ahead! The more the merrier. Sometimes when my husband leaves his stinky shoes in the middle of the entrance I go ahead and spray them as well... Works. :) Happy independence day! We're partying tonight at the Finnish Consulate's party so I will try to post something about that, at least to Facebook. Go Finland!

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  3. Hi!
    I wanted ask about the filtered water, what is the case with that? Wouldn't water from the tap be just fine? :)

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    1. Hey Katje,

      if you look at most DIY-recipes they all say filtered or distilled (or boiled) water. And I found out why from a great website called Crunchy Betty. She says what comes out of your tap contains bacteria. Some of the bacteria is good, but some could harbor a stinky, growing mess if you use it in a recipe that you let sit for a long while. Using distilled or filtered and then boiled water really cuts down on the chance that you’re introducing a contaminant to your recipe. Alcohol is a natural preserver, but using filtered water on top of it reduces the risk of mold growth in your product.

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