So what do you reach for when things get stinky in your home. Febreeze? Oust? An aerosol can of "springtime flowers?" Those very things you are using to get smells out of your house are most likely putting harmful chemicals and toxins into it.
So when making your own is easier, less expensive, and way better for you and the planet, why not? I came across this "recipe" a few months ago and have been loving it ever since, especially in the boys' bathroom where smells are always at their worst.
Take your spray bottle (recycled glass or plastic is best) and fill it with 2/3 water. They say you should use distilled water but I just used my straight out of the tap well water and it has worked fine. Then fill it the rest of the way with vodka. Yup, this vodka:
We don't drink so I just bought the cheapest kind at the store. Then when you have done that, take your favorite essential oils and add 10-20 drops depending on the size of your bottle. I would add 20 for this bottle. Some of my favorite scents for this are peppermint and pine in the Winter, ylang ylang or cinnamon in the fall, grapefruit and lemon in the summer, gardenia and rose in the spring.
Have fun with it! Mix and match and personalize your scent. Heck, name it after yourself and tell us about it so we can make it and spray "(insert your name here)" all over our house. But live it up and spray away knowing that you are doing it with the blessing of Mother Nature.
Have you tried this? What kind did you make? What's your super secret sweet smelling formula? What are you eager to try?