During winter in Denver, the air indoors can get stale and stinky. This easy-to-make air-freshener relies on the natural scents and sense of essential oils of tangerine and eucalyptus. Citrus oils, in aromatherapy, trigger joy. Eucalyptus provides a hint of the spa.
This simple recipe from Aura Cura–a brand of essential oils–calls for the following:
12 drops tangerine oil
12 drops eucalyptus oil
4 ounces water
1 small spray bottle (I like the cobalt blue glass bottles with the spray tops.)
Simply add the water to the bottle. Add essential oils–most come with a dropper top, making it easy to count the drops. Shake and spray: Yes, it really is that easy, and you’ll enjoy the invigorating combination of tangerine and eucalyptus.
This would make a lovely gift for anybody on your list. Or you might like to present a bottle as a hostess gift.
To dress up the bottle, add a decorative label. Click here for free Martha Stewart templates that work with Avery labels for your computer’s printer.
Or just tie on a bow, and you’re good to go. The recipients will bless your name every time they spray this upflifting natural air-freshener.
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