I’m not always in the mood for citrus flavored treats, but the smell of citrus never gets old. Aside from all of the amazing immunity benefits citrus fruits have to offer, they always, and I mean always, smell good. Not only is the smell of citrus delicious and refreshing, it covers up a host of other smells. Whenever I need a room “freshened” up, I grab this awesome citrus spray!
The best part is that this is incredibly simple to make. You can use any citrus essential oil you prefer. I like to use a mix of oils. For instance, in this recipe, I use orange oil, tangerine oil and lemon oil. I think it offers such a great scent. Feel free to use whatever oils you like, but make sure that the oils you use are 100% essential oil. I’m currently using Young Living, but there are a number of oils online that you can order for a cheaper price.
Essential oils should only be used in glass containers, as high grade oils will leech into plastic and break it down. Therefore, you will need to use a glass spray bottle. You can find them online for pretty a good price, plus they look nice too!
When using oils you always need a carrier agent. For this recipe, we use rubbing alcohol. Unflavored vodka can also be an option, although I think it’s more expensive. This allows to oil to bind, or “stick,” to the alcohol so that it doesn’t simply float on top of the water.
The rest of the liquid is distilled water. Using distilled water helps in that it prevents the buildup of minerals in the spray bottle.
Here is the recipe:
- One 4oz glass spray bottle
- 10 drops of orange essential oil
- 10 drops of tangerine essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 Tablespoon of alcohol (either rubbing alcohol or unflavored vodka)
- Distilled water
Directions: Pour alcohol into your spray bottle. Drop 10 drops of each citrus essential oil into the spray bottle. Screw on top and shake to mix. The alcohol serves as the “carrier oil” in this case and will evaporate when you spray it. Then, re-open the bottle and add the distilled water until the bottle is full.
That’s it! Now spray away for a most refreshing and rejuvenating smell!