Spring fresh in the Fall


Thinking today on Pheobe Buffay,my favorite FRIEND’S  character’s, song ~SMELLY CAT~
♫ Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?
Smelly cat, smelly cat it’s not your fault…
They won’t take you to the vet.
You’re obviously not their favorite pet.
You may not be a bed of roses,
And you’re no friend to those with noses.
Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?
Smelly cat, smelly cat, it’s not your fault! ♫

I am the mother of 6 kids. 3 boys, 3 girls.
They say (not quite sure who THEY are, but I digress) they say boys are made from snakes and snails and puppy dogtails. Little girls are made with sugar and spice and everything nice. They lied. Well, partially. The boys part is true. They lied about girls. Girls are smelly also. Upon doing a non-spring spring cleaning I balked at the stench wafting from the children’s room. Candles and oil warmers were no match for the funk arresting my nose. Sooooooooooo I quickly researched and found out how this Bohemian mama could cheaply make air freshener to supply her smelly family. I credit this wonderful recipe to

1. The classic spray air freshener

To make a spray air freshener, you need just four materials: 1) a spray bottle, 2) water, 3) rubbing alcohol (90% alcohol or so), and 4) essential oils of your choice (for each of these, I used just ylang ylang since I really really like it).

Combine 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup alcohol, and add 15-25 drops of essential oil of your choice (depending on how strong you want the scent). Shake the mixture before spraying. The alcohol will help the spray evaporate more quickly, but be careful, the floor may be a little wet for a minute or so after spraying.



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