I kicked the can (pun alert) on chemical-laden air fresheners some time ago when I realized how bad they are for both human and environment. This wasn’t a difficult decision when the most common interaction I’d had with them involved inhaling their mist and tasting the not-so-pleasant flavor in my mouth. Somehow the idea of ingesting or absorbing through my skin air fresheners, perfume, and their unnatural counterparts did not sit well with me.
Here’s a bit of info to that helps illuminate some of the ways air fresheners can be harmful to us:
I began using Aura Cacia’s lovely Patchouli Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Mist a few years ago and haven’t turned back since. . . until now.
In this post, I am going to show you how you can:
Aura Cacia is a great brand, but we want to do it ourselves!
In other words, let’s get down to business and unlock how you can make your own natural room freshener / body mist using two simple ingredients: essential oils and water.
I chose these essential oils not only because I looove the way they come together to create a beautiful scent, but also for their various beneficial properties:
And here are the basic steps to creating your own concoction!
1.) & 2.) These first two steps are simple: Gather the essential oils you would like to enliven your aromatherapy mist
Measure out 4 ounces (or the size of your container) of purified water (tap water is okay, too)
3.) Pour water into container, then add essential oils
For this recipe, I used:
5 drops of Patchouli
4 drops of Sweet Orange
3 drops of Lemongrass
After adding your desired essential oils to the water, simply give a good shake, and you’re ready to go! It really is this easy!
This is my finished project in a $3 reusable glass bottle from a local co-op (lots of eco-friendly buzz words in that sentence). You can also check out Abundant Health to purchase vessels for storing your handmade concoctions – buy them in bulk here for an amazing deal! Wyndmere Naturals also makes a nice blue glass bottle.
I also whipped up a cute label using my logo and some mailing labels I have.
Get creative, smell great, and be healthy!
Have you made your own perfumes or room fresheners out of essential oils?
Share your adventures and experiments in the comments below!