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March 23, 2014

room refresher

Today's DIY is brought to you by Spring Cleaning - or rather, the urge to do some cleaning around here! Part of my Spring Cleaning involves a Spring Clearing of sorts. We've been running around organizing & gathering things for a giant yard sale we're hosting in a few weeks. I'm talking a "Hey everyone bring all your junk to our house & we'll sell it for you because the more stuff the better, right?" kind of sale. 

 So in the spirit of getting rid of the old to make ready for the new, here's a quick tutorial on how to make room spray, or as I like to call it, Room Refresher. Because even if you can't get around to all of your cleaning (or clearing) right at this moment, you might as well make your house smell clean. 

You'll need just a few things to make this Refresher:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda 
  • 20 drops essential oil 
  • Spray bottle 
  • A pot
Put water in your pot, then add the baking soda. Heat on your stovetop until the baking soda has dissolved completely (it may need a few stirs with a fork). Take your pot off the eye & let cool. 

This cooling time is an excellent opportunity to make your Room Refresher label! I made mine with washi tape & a gold pen (honestly, this gold has me smitten. It's like I'm summoning the spirit of Midas or something…). If you're making more than one scent of Refresher, make sure you label your bottles ahead of time so you don't get them confused!

Once your water is cool, pour it in your bottle & add the 20 drops of essential oil. I used peppermint & lemon. As the name suggests, this stuff is truly refreshing.

Shake up your bottle, & spray whenever you're feeling overwhelmed by clutter. 


Related // Spring cleaning on the brain? Check out 10 Things You Probably Forgot To Clean.

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