Wednesday, December 12, 2012

~Santa's Little Bloggers~ Homemade Lavender Room Spray

Handmade gifts are my favorite to give as well as receive. They’re not only frugal and fun to make but are so special for the recipient.

At Purposefully Simple I write about my love for everything frugal, simple, natural, and thoughtful. Homemade lavender room spray as Christmas gifts is all of those things!

Commercial air fresheners are unhealthy (many contain toxic chemicals including formaldehyde, yuck!) and can cause respiratory problems. This simple and frugal lavender room spray smells wonderful and won’t pollute your home.

In fact, Lavender has many healthful qualities. It calms frazzled nerves, helps induce sleep, and eases digestion and headache pain, which makes it a great scent for the home and a fantastic gift for anyone who needs to relax a little (and who doesn’t at this time of year?).


What you will need:
4 - 4 oz colored glass bottle with atomizer
2 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons Vodka (a nipper is just enough)
15 -20 drops lavender essential oil
Labels
Ribbon or gift tag to decorate

Add the essential oil to the nipper of vodka and shake to distribute. Then add the distilled water. Using a funnel or measuring cup with a spout, fill the glass bottles. Let sit for 2 weeks for best results or if you are impatient (like me) you can use it immediately.

Add your labels to the bottles and tie on the ribbon or gift tag.

That’s it!

This spray is great for giving your home a nice clean scent but you can also spray it on clothing before ironing or to refresh other textiles in the home.
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