this recipe (mostly) comes from "better basics from the home" by annie berthold-bond...as it states on the cover it offers "simple solutions for less toxic living"...yes, i totally agree.
deodorizing spray:(makes 1 cup)
(i got a cheap plastic spray bottle at the drugstore to put my spray into, but you can use a fancy glass bottle if you want)
8 drops lavender oil [lavender has astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial properties]
4 drops each bergamot and clove oil (or geranium oil) [FYI - bergamot is renowned for being used as the flavoring in earl grey tea.]
2 drops peppermint oil (or grapefruit oil) [antiseptic and refreshing]
1/2 c vodka - at least 80 proof [good opportunity to stock-up?]
1/2 distilled water [i used mineral water instead]
combine in a spray bottle and shake well. spritz into the air four or five times in areas that need refreshing. BONUS: because of the vodka, it has an indefinite shelf life.
ahhh...refreshing and herbal!
(image: pinterest via coffee shop girl)