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Customized spray bottles and natural spritzer
I went to Wal-Mart and found these cute little spray bottles for 50 cents a piece. Perfect for gifting home made air freshener/cleaners or perfume spray. I took some scrap paper and left over stickers and decorated each one, so when I fill it with whatever, all I need to do is print a label and viola! Done.

Posted by Jessica E. from Boyceville, Wisconsin, United States • Published See Jessica E.'s 2 projects »
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  • Step 1

    LAVENDER DEODORANT SPRAY
    1/4 cup vodka
    2 tablespoons witch hazel
    15 drops lavender essential oil (not fragrance oil)
    5 drops lemon essential oil

    Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake before using.

  • Step 2

    SPRAY ON BODY OIL
    1 cup vodka
    1 cup rose water
    6 tablespoons sweet almond oil
    2 teaspoons jojoba oil

    Mix everything in a bowl, then place in spray bottle--shake before use.

  • Step 3

    NATURAL BUG SPRAY
    10 drops penny royal
    10 drops eucalyptus
    20 drops citronella oil
    15 drops cedar wood oil
    1 teaspoon jojoba oil

    Put in spray bottle and shake well before use, spay exposed areas of skin. This also can be sprayed on carpets to repel fleas- always check for colorfastness before use.

  • Step 4

    CUSTOMIZABLE AIR FRESHENER

    Essential or fragrance oil of your choosing
    Water.

    Mix well, shake before each use and spray.

  • Step 5

    LEMOMINT WINDOW WASH SPRAY

    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cups club soda
    1/2 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
    1 teaspoon cornstarch

    Mix well and pour into spray bottle. This even keeps flies (or those satanic lady beetles) from landing on your windows and leaving spots.

    You can buy essential oils at your local health food store (we now have one!!!), you can always buy the cheapest vodka there is for these recipes, and most everything else should be in your kitchen :) Have fun!

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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
wahh you filled vodka in a spray bottle. IN A SPRAYBOTTLE!
well...to be honest id drink that one...
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Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
What wonderful ideas! I have a couple hundred of these bottles (garage sale find without a plan), and my only thought was "monster spray". Thanks for the recipes.
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Awesome! I am going to make some ASAP!
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Arnamentia
Arnamentia
Is there an alcohol aside from vodka that can be uses?
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Elena W...
Elena W... · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 4 projects
I can't wait to make these. Happy
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CO + K User

mmm the body one sounds yummy
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Arkolina
Arkolina · Dunstable, England, GB · 3 projects
That is most awsome. Happy Definately trying this!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
These are great! I love the idea of making your own fragrances
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Jaded R.
Jaded R. · Canaan, Ontario, CA
Elizabeth: for a face spray, what you usually find is rosewater. It takes away blotchiness and is safe for sensitive skin. Happy
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Jessica  E.
Jessica E. · Boyceville, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
I think if you brewed an organic chamomile and peppermint tea and just put the cooled brew in a bottle it would be really nice and perfectly safe for your skin (going to try that now--I have really sensitive skin, but I am positive this is a safe bet). Rose water would work too and is really easy to make.

I found a couple more alternatives:
1 pint white vinegar
2 cups chopped natural petals or leaves (sage, yarrow, lemon balm etc.)

In a sauce pan, bring the vinegar to a boil and add the chopped petals or leaves. Remove from heat and transfer to a large covered container and let it steep 2 weeks. Strain through a coffee filter into bottle of choice.

Note: This goes back to the tea idea. I think they chose vinegar because it is shelf stable and you can keep it longer than if you just used tea and water. You can also boil the herbs and make a facial steam by draping a towel over your head and holding your face over the steam rising from the pot.

As for essential oils, I think as long as you actually have the food grade natural essential oil, it will be okay on your skin. Just make sure you DO NOT use fragrance oil. It's a completely different thing.
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