Sunday, October 28, 2012

room fresheners

Yuletide air freshener

Pine or Fir Needle - 40 drops
Cajuput - 40 drops
Cypress - 20 drops
Sandalwood - 20 drops

Add to 4 ounces distilled water, shake well and spray into room.


Rosemary Lemon Room Spray

6 drops Rosemary
6 drops Grapefruit
4 drops Lemon
2 ounces purified water

Combine oils and water in a 2-ounce glass spritzer bottle. Shake well before each use and spray liberally into the air. This spray will combat odors and kill infectious organisms. During cold and flu season, add 2 drops of Eucalyptus. The blend works well in a diffuser also without the water.

Easy Room spray

•4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hair spray).
•30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend keeping the safety data of the chosen essential oil(s) in mind
•1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of high-proof alcohol (vodka is suitable, isopropyl or rubbing alcohol is not). Alternatively, you may omit the alcohol and increase the amount of distilled water to 3 ounces. The alcohol helps the aroma linger for a longer duration.

Example blends of essential oils that may be used:

•20 drops lime
•14 drops bergamot
•4 drops ylang ylang
•2 drops rose
•15 drops clary sage
•9 drops lemon
•6 drops lavender
•20 drops rosemary
•8 drops grapefruit
•4 drops peppermint
•2 drops spearmint (optional)
•15 drops bergamot
•15 drops spearmint

Be sure and take heed in the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use since an air freshener, by its nature, will come in contact with all those in your household.

Directions: Fill the spray bottle with the choice of either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about 1 oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.) Then, add 30-40 drops of essential oil. Essential oils can very in strength. You may want to try 20 drops at first especially if you live in a household with someone who is sensitive to strong aromas. Shake the bottle prior to each use, and let it sit for about a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is too weak; the aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Mist lightly in the room. Be especially careful not to allow the air freshener mist fall onto furniture or into open beverages.

Your choice Air freshener

A simple air freshener can be made by adding 30 drops of any essential oil
or mixture of two or more int two cups of water. Put
it into a mister bottle and use as you would any store bought air
freshener. Also oils can be used in a simmer pot with water,
diffusers, potpourri and aroma lamps. Also adding essential oils to
your homemade cleaning products such as carpet sprinkles, mop water
will also add favorite scents to your home. Also when cleaning your
home, if others live with you, what they like and dislike. Example I
love jasmine oil but everyone else in my family hates it- so I limit
its use to my own personal products. They hate lavender which I
adore but have found it aceptable to them when blended with orange
. Through experimentation family likes and dislikes can be over
come. As for blending the oils you have purchased there are no wrong
way of doing this when using them for scenting your home. Always
remember that less is more when it comes to oils. It is simply a
matter of choice. However, some do play a strong role in effecting
your mood. Example if your already wired your wouldn't want to fill
your home with something that is going to enhance your emotion you
need something to calm it. By using the following list you will be
able to create a mixture that suits your personality, your home and
your family.

CHAMOMILE OIL- calming and relieves tension. Can be used to help
over come anger, insomnia, and depression. Mixes well with rose,
lavender,cedar, balm, neroli, and geranium. It is safe to use during
pregancy and with children in a very strong delution.

GERANIUM OIL- calming, uplifting, and balancing. Can be used for
depression, neverous tension, and fear. It can be use to repel
insects in an aroma lamp. Mixes well with lavender, bergamot, clary
sage, patchouli, and lemon. Geranium can quickly overpower a blend
so use sparingly!!!

GRAPEFRUIT OIL- uplifting, bright, and clean. Can be used for
depression, sadness, and slow draggy days. mixes well with most any
other essential oil. I really like this stuff - I call it "Happy
Sunshine" in a bottle.

LEMON OIL- bright, sunny, and uplifting. Can be used for moodness.
Mixes well with lavender, pine, cedar, eucalyptus, juniper, and

NEROLI OIL- calming, relaxing, strengthening, antidepressant,
stabilizing. Can be used for fear, anxiety, depression, shock,
insomnia, hopelessness. mixes well with rose, lavender,sandalwood ,
jasmine, cedar, geranium, lemon.

PEPPERMINT OIL- refreshing, increasing concentration, increasing
memory. Can be used for mental fatigue, lack of concentration,
unclear thinking. Mixes well with eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary,
and grapefruit. this is also a strong oil that can quickly overpower
a mixture so use sparingly!!!

VANILLA - calming and relaxing. Can be used for softening anger,
frustration, and irritability. Mixes well with tonka bean, rose,
mimosa, lime, and bergamot.

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