Summer is almost here. What a delightful transition, from cold weather to bright blue skies and fragrant warm breezes! While we marvel at the outdoors turning into a panoply of lush colors, we tend to pay less attention to what’s happening inside our homes.
More heat and humidity can often lead to lingering musty odors, and what’s worse, we might not even realize it. Commercial air fresheners are out of the question, though, because they contain acidifying chemicals.
I love subtle, natural fragrances. So this past weekend, I decided to make my house smell delicious by…
Bringing Nature’s Scents Inside
I realized that the best way to keep a pleasant, natural fragrance that won’t hurt our bones and our health inside the house is with a reed diffuser. After a short trip to my local arts and crafts store, I had everything I needed to get started.
I bought an inexpensive glass bottle and a dozen reeds. I already had the rest of the ingredients at home.
Then I mixed this formula inside the new glass bottle:
12 drops lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon clear vodka
I swirled the liquid a few times and inserted the reeds in the bottle. It took a little while for the fragrance to spread up the natural rattan reeds. So about three hours later I inverted the reeds and then I really noticed the delicious lavender smell invading the room.
Experiment with Essential Oils
There are many varieties of natural essential oils, and if you don't find almond oil, you can also use jojoba oil or even baby oil. Next time, I plan to try an invigorating citrus scent or I might create my own custom blend. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the calming fragrance of lavender.
So let us know which fragrance you’ll select to make your own reed diffuser, and share your own custom blend with our community.
Till next time,