I spent a good six hours last week spring cleaning my bathroom from top to bottom. I honestly don't think it's been this clean since we moved in - I scrubbed crevices in our shower that I didn't even realize existed with a tooth brush and some baking soda.
When all was said and done, it didn't feel like it was really complete without a pleasant scent. My mom would always end a cleaning spree with a spray of Lysol in each room. Personally, I'd rather have something a bit more earthy. And less sterile-smelling.
I've already created an essential oil diffuser for my dining room (as well as some stove-top scents for special occasions), but I wanted something I could just spritz around a room.
I use this spray specifically to just spray onto light bulbs, heating vents, the garbage can, and into the toilet bowl. I like that the heat from the light bulb seems to help the scent radiate into the room.
Ready to try it? Here's what you need:
- a spray bottle
- 1 cup (8 ounces) of water
- 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil (depends on how strong you like your peppermint scent)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (here's a recipe to make your own)
Combine all ingredients inside spray bottle. Shake well before each use.