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Bullock's Buzz: The Healing Power of Plants: Plant Therapy Essential Oils Part Four

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Healing Power of Plants: Plant Therapy Essential Oils Part Four

DIY Air Freshener & Win Your Own Set of Essential Oils!

    Over the last two posts I have shown you two simple recipes for common household products using products you most likely have on hand and the Essential oils I received from Plant Therapy.   Today, I will show you another easy recipe, this one for a delightful Air Freshener.  And, one lucky Bullock’s Buzz reader will have the chance to win all four of the oils I reviewed: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Lemon and Tea Tree! So make sure you enter at the end of the post!

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   This recipe is eco-friendly and works just as well, if not better, than its commercial counterparts. You do not have to use the exact same Essential oils I have chosen to use, although I did take into consideration each of the oils cleansing and therapeutic properties. It is up to you what scents you prefer, and keep in mind certain oils blend better with others.  Check out individual Essential oil’s descriptions on the Plant Therapy website for suggested blends.  Also, the amount of oil you choose to add is also up to you as different people like different strength scents. Always start with a few drops, as some oils are quite potent, then add more as needed.


  This recipe is based on others I have found through my readings of books and many different sites on the internet. I have chosen my own fragrance combinations.

 Air Freshener

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Lavender, Lemon and Sweet Orange essential oils (or those of your choice)
Distilled or Spring Water
High Proof Alcohol such as vodka (OPTIONAL)
4oz. spray bottle with a fine mist setting
Pour 3 ounces of water into a clean spray bottle ( or if using the optional alcohol mix 1.5 oz. water and 1.5 oz. alcohol)

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   Add 30 to 40 drops of essential oil (I used 15 drops Sweet Orange, 9 drops Lavender and 6 drops Lemon) You may want to try 20 drops at first.

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Shake well to mix (this is why you only make 3 ounces of liquid, so you have room to shake the liquid)

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   Let sit for 24 hours before using to be sure you have the scent correct (not too weak for your taste).   Label bottle with contents and date. You can also tie a ribbon around the bottle, or add a printed sticker to make it pretty!
   Store in dark, cool and dry place.  Shake well before each use. Mist lightly, not allowing it to fall on furniture or into food or drinks.  I spray my comforter, curtains and straight into the air.
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Here are some other suggested scent blends:
Lavender with Tea Tree is relaxing
Lemon and Tea Tree is great for cleaning
Lavender and Orange lifts your spirits
Fresh Citrus Blend: 5 parts lemon essential oil, 2 parts lavender essential oil, and 1 part sweet orange essential oil
Another Fresh Citrus Blend: 2 parts sweet orange essential oil, 1 part lemon essential oil
Flowery and fresh blend: Equal parts lavender and lemon essential oils


   Thanks to Plant Therapy one lucky Bullock’s Buzz fan will win their own set of Essential Oils!  To enter, use the Giveaway Tool below.  This giveaway will begin today and end Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10am.  This giveaway is open Worldwide.

I recieved this product for the purpose of review. regardless, all opinions are my own.



At April 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Tara said...

Thanks for these tips! I am just curious, does it affect the scent if you use the vodka? Or does it affect how long it lasts? You mention making sure it does not fall on furniture. I'm guessing the oils don't stain fabric since you use them on curtains, but have you ever experiences of them staining or messing with the finishes on wooden furniture? Thanks for answering my questions.

At April 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Elizabeth WaterRollsUphill said...

Neat! I've never used essential oils before, but I have heard about them before.

At April 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Sandy B said...

Great post. I definitely recommend using the vodka. It helps keep any bacteria from forming into the bottles.

At April 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Mrs. Stephens said...

Oh I like this idea.

At April 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Nori said...

I'd like to try the peppermint oil.

At April 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Jenna MOMenvy said...

I LOVE the smell of Tea Tree Oil!

At April 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Angie Wanlass said...

Thanks for all of the fantastic tips about essential oils. I have heard of them, but never worked with them. I would love to try some and see how they work.

At April 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Jennifer Van Huss said...

Very cool!! I need to make this!!

At April 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM , Blogger AMBER EDWARDS said...

I love that combination of essential oils! We use Essential oils all the time for health and beauty needs. And I love them. i'd love to get the Cold and Flu fighter set. My kids bring too many germs home from school.

At April 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Jennifer Clay said...

How cool. I have never used this stuff before! Maybe I will win and be able to try it out! Thanks!

At April 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Kim Croisant said...

Vodka!!! I never would have thought! Love all natural air freshners. How cool that you take the time to make yours. WOW!!

At April 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Mimi B said...

I'm wanting to get away from all of the chemicals found in cleaners and air fresheners. I love the idea of making something at home, from scratch! I need to do this!

At April 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Trisha said...

We use a lot of essential oils, especially tea tree! It's great for many things! Thanks for sharing your air freshener recipe!

At April 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

I love using essential oil!

At April 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Angela Swanson said...

What a great idea for a post! I would love to see uses for peppermint oil and more floral scents.

At April 7, 2013 at 8:28 AM , Anonymous Sherri L said...

I have been wanting to experiment with essential oils for a while now. I love that they can be used for so many purposes. I have especially been wanting to try the lavender and the tea tree oil

At April 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to try Bug-Off Synergy.

At April 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Victoria Carter said...

I would really like to have the peppermint and eucalyptus oils

At April 8, 2013 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Dijah A said...

The Myrrh Egyptian Essential Oil

At April 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM , Blogger courtney johnson said...

Lemon ORGANIC Essential Oil

At April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

My six year old daughter has severe asthma and I would love to try the Germ Fighter Synergy!


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