Put vanilla and lavender together and you have an air or linen spray which can add a little serenity as it deodorizes.
Our sense of smell has incredible memory, most of which we are consciously unaware. Since first impressions are so very important, you want your home to smell warm and inviting when people pass through the door.
Home construction today is great for energy efficiency but with central air people don't make a habit of opening windows. Fresh air doesn't often come in, nor do chemicals from home furnishings and products we use make their way to the outside. Therefore, to cut down on indoor pollution, we have to be conscious of what is in our air fresheners.
Any grocery store carries a multitude of air fresheners. However, there are usually two reasons people seek alternative sources of such sprays. Environmental concerns about the overuse of aerosol cans or sensitivity to the synthetic fragrance oils commonly used which can lead to sneezing and/or headaches.
Commercial air fresheners may contain such chemicals as the organic pesticide, para dichlorobenzene (PDB), which is what is in mothballs. PDB may irritate the respiratory tract. Phthalates, used to carry fragrances and to make plastic products pliable, are questionable because they are potential carcinogens.
Vanilla beans soaked in 100 proof alcohol results in a tincture valuable not only as a food extract but wonderful in air and body sprays. No synthetic or artificially added fragrance oils are added. Vanilla can easily be described as 'the warmth of home sweet home, ideal anytime you want to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere. The aroma of the vanilla bean has long been popular in the candle industry not only for its sensuous aroma but also in that it is good at eliminating odors.
Lavender is known for lifting our melancholic moods. A wonderful aid in helping us put issues into perspective as it helps balance our emotions and lifts the weight of that blanket caused by stress or sadness.
Being real vanilla bean pods are used to make the alcohol extract, be aware when spraying near light colored fabric or furniture that the tannins could spot. Should this happen , just blot while still damp using a clean cloth.
Vanilla Lavender spray comes in an 8 oz. plastic spray bottle
Natural, environmentally friendly and affordable home remedies and personal body care for the family. Homemade, handmade, organic when possible, all with a touch of the love and wisdom from past generations. Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.