Recently i discovered a successful recipe for a homemade air freshener. Sans the nasty chemical additives in commercial sprays, I am glad to finally have found one that works. The formula comprises a combination of water, vanilla essence ( as opposed to vodka, which really doesn't smell that nice ) and essential oils of choice. Once combined , the concoction is transferred to a recycled spray bottle suitable for the purpose. Sprayed into the air, the aroma is a truly satisfying to experience. Of course the choice of essential oils will depend on what rooms of the house the spray is intended for. Lemongrass, eucalyptus and tea tree for example would be se suited for a bathroom or toilet application whereas woodier notes like sandalwood and geranium may be better suited for use in a cosy living space.
- The Receipt -
3 quarters of a cup of water
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract ( or vodka)
15 to 20 drops of essential oils of choice
for example -
lemon, tea tree and eucalyptus
peppermint and orange
clove, ginger, cardamom and cassia
lavender, rosemary and lemon
* giving the mixture a bit of a shake before spraying will optimize the dispersion and hence the scent
I'm going to experiment with the essential oils in my collection and see what I come up with.