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I read somewhere  once that smell is the most intense form of memory and I absolutely agree. Especially when that smell has a physiological effect on you, like relaxation. Each time I smell lavender I feel an immediate sense of calm – what the kids call “chill” these days lol. I had a bunch of tired lavender gifted to me so naturally I’m finding all the ways to get that heavenly smell into everything. Cue this easy lavender room and linen spray.

With just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have lying around the house. It’s easy to make and a little goes a long way. I have a feeling my 2 spray bottles are going to last me a while and I’m not complaining.

What you’ll need:

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Vodka (or other unflavored alcohol)
  • Distilled water
  • Dried lavender
  • Spray bottle

The how-to:

step one: Mix a few drops of your lavender essential oil with about 1teaspoon of vodka. This helps you create the ideal mixture because the alcohol in the vodka helps make the oil more soluble

step two: Add vodka/essential oil mixture to your spray bottle and shake well to combine

step three: Top off spray bottle contents with distilled water and shake again for better mixing

step four: Add a couple off sprigs of dried lavender into the spray bottle, seal and enjoy!

The best part about this simple creation, is that it has quite a few uses. In addition to using it as a room freshener spray, you can also spray a bit onto your pillow at night time to help you drift off into a calm, blissful sleep.

Pro Tip: You can use this method for or making a spray with other essential oil combinations!


Blackberry Lavender Smash

Thomas and I recently had our housewarming party and among the many things that people brought as gifts were a bunch of lavender and a container of blackberries. Not the typical bottles of wine and I freaking loved it! These two gifts inspired this blackberry lavender smash cocktail because they remind me of a cozy feeling — which is a perfect transition into fall.

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Homemade Gemstone Soap

I have a thing for naturally occurring gemstones, specifically anything that looks like marble, agate or druzy. The fact that I know those names is telling of my obsession. I recently got into the Pinterest game (It’s hard to believe I own a DIY blog and have not been on Pinterest all this time!) Continue Reading