DIY Air Freshing Spray: Peppermint & Vanilla


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.



2 comments :

  1. Sounds lovely, Peppermint and vanilla are two of my favorite scents. Can't wait to mix up some of this air freshening spray - need to wait till next shopping trip for peppermint essential oil, though. Do you have a link for the recipe for the vanilla extract?

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  2. Lynnita, Yes! Here it is: http://www.shemakesahome.com/2012/08/make-your-own-vanilla-extract-recipe.html

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