Here's my newest concoction for an easy DIY springtime-fresh room spray using essential oils. Whenever I post "recipes" like this using oils, I try super hard to keep it simple since quality oils are somewhat expensive. Therefore, this is an easy room spray recipe that you can make in a couple minutes and only requires 3 essential oils. It's so light and fresh. Enjoy!
I had so much fun writing this one. I present to you my Holiday Gift Guide-- a short list of gift ideas that I’ve rounded up for last minute gifts or stocking stuffers. Here, you'll find a few things I own that either add a little luxury to my life or make my life a lot easier, so I thought I'd pass them along to you. Most of them are very practical, and none of them are over $45. I hope it gives you a little inspiration, but remember-- stuff is just stuff! Don't sweat the small stuff this holiday season!
Peppermint oil is one of my greatest loves, and I use it a lot. I always have a bottle in my purse for the occasional headache or when I’m feeling tired. If you’re not familiar with peppermint oil and the many uses for it, here’s a great link right from DoTerra that will give you a good start. Just remember, peppermint oil is really strong! So a little goes a long way.
Since I love it so much, my sister in law recently had a great idea… write a holiday post on some festive uses for peppermint oil (thanks, Allison!). I really tried hard to only put things in this particular post that the average super busy person would actually attempt... so if you like these ideas, there are SO many more out there for DIY household, bath, beauty and even food recipes.
Here they are... nine EASY, fast, fun and festive ways to get into the holiday spirit with peppermint.
Recently I made a purchase that I'm so excited about, it’s ridiculous. Wool Dryer Balls... yep.
I haven't been in the habit of using fabric softener or dryer sheets in years. It’s just personal preference, but I don’t really like to use anything that I don’t have to use. What I do like to do, is to put a couple drops of lavender essential oil on a damp washcloth and place it in the dryer to give sheets and towels a nice scent. I do that instead of dryer sheets.
But now, I've discovered these wool dryer balls and that's all I use anymore. They're so practical... read on for why I now can't live without them.
I’ve long used essential oils for aromatherapy, but in the last couple of years I’ve gotten into using them for more practical purposes. This all-purpose spray is what I now use on my kitchen countertops. Don’t get me wrong, if I’m prepping raw meat or fish, I’m still going to clean up with 409. (Germophobe.) For everything else, I use this! It’s easy, inexpensive, non-toxic and you can get creative with the oils that you use. I like lemon essential oil because it’s a powerful cleaner, natural disinfectant, I love the way it smells, and it’s inexpensive.
Here’s what you need to make your own non-toxic countertop spray…
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