Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell
The last two weeks we've been falling like dominoes with a cough cold sinus virus. Every winter I start to feel like I need to disinfect the entire house when everyone has been bringing home virus after virus. I love using essential oils. This first spray is a nice fragrance to lighten the air since we can't open the window.
I make enough for a small spray bottle (the type that you can find near the travel size items in the store). It ends up with about 1/4 cup.
Fill the spray bottle with water, leaving a little room at the top. Drop in the following essential oils:
2 drops clary sage
5 drops lemon
8 drops lavender
Place on the lid and shake gently. Spray around the room or on a light bulb. This is a very light, nice scent. If your spray bottle is large, increase the amounts accordingly.
You can use this as a spritzer around your house. It's light and energizing.
This spray is for cleaning, but has the added benefit of smelling wonderful.
I use a quart spray bottle and add:
2 drops tea tree oil
3 drops eucalyptus oil
6 drops lavender oil
7 drops lemon oil
2 drops rosemary oil
I fill the bottle with plain water and a two squirts of a concentrated organic
cleaner. Any organic cleaner will work. You can also use water without the cleaner. I use the spray to clean the bathroom and kitchen. For good measure I clean the phones, door knobs and other places germs cling to. The best part is the lovely fragrance. I also have a neat recipe for a citrus vinegar here: http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/vinegar.html .
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