1. Mix 20 drops of a single essential oil or blend with 1/4 cup filtered water and 1 teaspoon grain alcohol (vodka or Everclear).
Avoid spraying finished wood surfaces, as some essential oils and alcohol dissolve varnish. Use this formulation on sheets, towels, or other fabric. Test on a hidden area; some essential oils stain.
Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation. This article is adapted in part from her book Natural Perfumes, published this year by Interweave Press.
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