Every time we’ve visited the new farmhouse, I’ve noticed a distinct old house smell about it…sort of like a damp basement. I actually have an odd affinity to damp basement smell. Alas, I know not everybody does. Until we find the musty culprit and extinguish it, I’m going to have to cover it up somehow.
Essential oils are one of my things. They make me happy, and I like to experiment mixing them. The process makes me feel all smart and chemist like.
Today I made a home fragrance spritzer using a large assortment of oils. It’s always interesting to me that each oil individually has a very powerful (and not always pleasant) scent, but blend them together, and the result can be clean, light and fresh.
And that’s exactly what this spritzer conveys… clean, light, fresh. I can’t wait to introduce it to the farmhouse (this week!). It’s great on skin too… I’ve been using my children as testers. Everyone smells delightful. Here’s the recipe:
10 drops lavender
10 drops peppermint
10 drops orange
15 drops ylang-ylang
15 drops bergamot
15 drops rosemary
1 Tablespoon Vodka
1/2 cup distilled water
Step 2: drop in the essential oils
Step 4: measure and pour in the distilled water
Step 5: cap the bottle again, shake, and let sit for a few days, shaking periodically to infuse the oils
Step 6: spritz away