DEAR QUEEN. LET IT SMELL! – As seen on 3TV / Phoenix – Good Morning Arizona – Monday, February 10, 2020 – 8:45 a.m.
LAUNDRY SCENTED CRYSTALS
2 cups of epsom salt
15 drops of orange essential oil (optional)
15 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Mason jar or other container for the laundry fragrance crystals
Mix the Epsom salts and essential oils in a mixing bowl. Use a spatula to ensure that the oils are fully incorporated.
If you prefer a milder fragrance, reduce the amount of oils.
You can use a single oil or combine any one.
Place laundry fragrance crystals in a container. If you are using a citrus oil in your blend, it is best to keep your fragrance enhancer in a glass container. If you are not using citrus oils, use a container.
Put 1/8 to 1/4 of a cup of Laundry Scent Booster directly into the tub of your washing machine before you start the wash cycle.
This recipe makes 8-16 loads.
NOTE: Be careful with the fragrance enhancer on bedding that guests use. Make sure that you have no allergy problems.
GLASS OF AIR FRESHENER
This is a safe, natural can freshener that you can expose to absorb odors and smell the air easily.
You will need:
A small jar like a small Ball ™ jelly jar – It should have a flat lid and a ring.
Tissue or scrapbook paper that fits your interior
Essential oil – your choice
Cut tissue or scrapbook paper into a square or circle. If you want the fabric to fall easily over the edges of the glass, cut it larger.
Pour baking soda into the glass – about 1/2 full
Add about 10-30 drops of your favorite essential oil
Place the fabric or scrapbook paper in the lid and screw it onto the jar. Use a large needle or nail to carefully prick several holes in the fabric or paper
Gently shake the glass. Then shake every few days to refresh the fragrance and add more oil if necessary.
The baking powder absorbs odors naturally, while the essential oil gives off a slight odor.
You can change the fabric and paper depending on your decor or the season.
I am obsessed with the scent of tea tree oil, so I use it in my bathroom air freshener. Tea tree oil is an antimicrobial and antibacterial agent.
3/4 cup tap, bottled or distilled
2 tablespoons of vodka or alcohol **
Choose your essential oil or a combination of oils – use 20 drops or more if desired
Mix in an 8-ounce spray bottle, shake well and spray as needed
You can also combine in a sealed container and add sprayers of any size if needed.
* You can use inexpensive essential oils for this purpose because you are not using them medicinally.
** The vodka or alcohol in the recipe helps mix the essential oils and water more thoroughly, and helps the homemade air freshener dry faster when sprayed.
Deodorant air freshener spray
Due to the disinfectant properties of the tea tree, this is a great bath spray
4 drops of tea tree essential oil * (if you have a cat or dog, you can replace peppermint oil)
8 drops of lemon essential oil
6 drops of eucalyptus essential (have cats or dogs, replace neem oil)
Coffee air freshener
Fill whole coffee beans in an attractive glass or metal container and put the tealights in the beans so that the wax lid and the wick are exposed. Light the candles and as they heat the house, it smells of coffee. This is a great use for expired beans, coffee you didn't like, or $$$ store finds.
* Some essential oils can be dangerous for cats and dogs if inhaled or swallowed. If you have a pet at home, you should do some research to remove oils that are causing a problem. Here is a general list of what to avoid. This list may not include everything.
- Tea tree
- citrus fruits
- Tea tree