It’s time to take back summer! Tired of hearing “I’m bored!” from the kids only two weeks into summer break? Me, too! But these DIY backyard games are sure to keep them entertained all summer long. Whether you’re looking for a simple DIY you can do today or a weekend project, you’ll find something fun and creative to make here. Don’t miss our post on Must-Have Outdoor Games for Summer!
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a stickler for the way my house smells. We have pets (a cat and a dog), so I’d like to think that the pets are not the first thing visitors smell when they pop by, so I take great care to make sure our home smells fresh and clean. Our homemade air freshener spray is one example of that. And here’s another… an incredible-smelling crockpot simmering potpourri recipe for springtime featuring lime, vanilla, and rosemary.
Looking for a homemade laundry detergent powder that’s easy and effective? You’ve found it! With only three ingredients, you can make a big batch of this DIY detergent in no time flat. It’s great for sensitive skin, too!
Nothing feels better than coming home to a great-smelling home at the end of the day. There’s something about that sweet smell and familiarity that helps you relax. But if you’re using commercial air fresheners, you may have noticed that there’s a slight chemical smell, too. You can easily create your own homemade air freshener spray right at home, and you no longer have to worry about the ingredients in those aerosol sprays. Ready to make your home smell better with 3 simple ingredients? Let’s get started!
How to Make Your Own Homemade Air Freshener Spray
I love things that smell good. Candles? Check. Perfume? Check. Scented laundry detergents? Check. Lots and lots of air freshener? CHECK. And for years, I used them all day, every day and loved the way our home smelled despite having pets. But then…
Our son came along. And he’s sensitive to everything, from detergents to lotions to room sprays. We go the unscented route with our household products as frequently as possible, but there really is no “unscented” replacement for an air freshener spray, right? Sure, there are odor eliminators, but they don’t leave behind a lingering pleasant smell.
So I knew I had to learn to make it myself. I researched how to make natural air freshener spray and was surprised to find how simple it really is. Are you ready for it?
- 3/4 c. distilled water
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
- 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oils
- glass spray bottle
That’s it! Just combine those ingredients and pour them into an 8-ounce amber GLASS spray bottle. Or, if you’re like me, you want several bottles in your home. I use these small 2 ounce bottles and have one in each bathroom, the living room, and in my purse. Hey, you never know when you need to freshen the air somewhere!
By the way, I used this citrus trio of essential oils to create a bright, spring-like scent for the home. It includes lemon, orange, and tangerine essential oils. I added 10 drops of each to the entire 8 oz. solution and then split that solution between the 2-ounce bottles. All of them smell absolutely amazing… you can’t go wrong with this set!
And honestly, I’m not picky when it comes to essential oils. As long as they smell great, I use them. I mostly put them in household and beauty products like this lemon mint sugar scrub, or this lice prevention spray. I never really apply them topically without heavy dilution. If you plan to, you’ll want to research your oils more carefully.
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Does your family use a lot of soap to wash their hands? Ours does, too! If you’d like to cut costs and use more natural products, you have to try this DIY foaming hand soap. It’s made with simple ingredients, and you only need a little for each bottle of foam soap. Not only does it smell great and get your hands clean, it leaves your hands feeling super soft after you use it!
Worried about lice this school year? You’re not alone. It’s every parent’s nightmare! This spray can help prevent lice when it is a threat, such as an outbreak at school.
Do you want silky skin for spring and summer? Perhaps you just suffer from dry skin (as do I) and want to smooth out the rough spots with a homemade beauty scrub. Either way, this Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub is perfect for you. It smells so good, and using it once or twice a week to exfoliate will bring out the beautiful, soft skin you know is hiding underneath.
Looking for a way to brighten up your home or spruce up your table setting for Easter? Look no further! We’ve found more than 10 bright and cheery Easter DIYs that you crafty folks are going to love. From fabric Easter baskets to gorgeous wreaths to adorn your door this Easter season, you’re sure to find something to make your space a little more colorful this Spring.
Now that spring is in full swing, I’m itching to do a DIY project. If you recall, we have an awesome maple tree in our front yard, and what better project to take on than a cool tree house for the kiddo? Of course, that means I scoured Pinterest for some fun back yard ideas and tree houses for kids that are actually doable for someone like me. Here’s what I’ve found!