The weather today has gone from chilly to HOT to breezy-cold. I actually stepped onto the porch around 4pm and it was about 10 degrees warmer outside than in. Now I’m wearing a fleece!
Stormy weather’s to blame…
Because we haven’t had the windows open much this spring, our house stinks!! Maybe it’s my preggo nose, but I scrunch it up every time I walk in. The air is just so stale. So I started researching air fresheners. I knew I didn’t want something fake, plugged in or expensive, and something with essential oils sounded the most natural.
Enter the homemade diffuser!
Here’s what you need:
- A light, scentless oil, like safflower or almond (canola would probably work too, but I wouldn’t use fruity olive oil) I chose the safflower because it was the cheapest at Whole Foods!
- 5 skewers
- A jar
- Your favorite fragrance, either an essential oil, a blend of essential oils or A PERFUME!!!!!!!!
Some of the resources I consulted said if you use essential oils to put in some vodka to help it wick up the skewer, but another said to just use perfume instead. This lovely rose scent was a gift from Ashley <3 and I love the smell. It seemed perfect to fill a room with floral scents.
So I filled my jar with about 1/4 cup of oil and added 15 squirts of perfume.
And put the skewers in – first points up and then points down after about an hour to saturate them.
So far… IT’S WORKING! I haven’t left the house to come back to test the smell, but I’ve walked by it a few times and loved the whiffs I got! I probably should get a better bottle to use since this jar is so wide at the top, and hopefully the scent will stick around.
Afternoon trail mix snack:
Karen just arrived home from a trip to Oak Ridge to visit Gran Bett and brought back Gran Bett’s ole blue truck from 1994, which she is donating to the bakery! We had her over for dinner as a thank you for the long car trip. [And thanks to GB for the truck, soon to have Great Harvest decals on the side!]
Guess which glass is mine 🙁 The lemon club soda we have kegged downstairs, which is actually really good! I should do a post on homemade club soda soon…
We sat on the porch for a while before making dinner. Just as we sat down a storm stormed through, but we stayed nice and dry on the porch!
Matt made a glorious pizza! 50% whole wheat pizza crust topped with peppers, cheese and pepperoni!
And I made a big spinach + arugula salad with goat cheese, spiced nuts, dried cherries, lemon juice and olive oil. It was the best salad I’ve had in ages!! I even had seconds!
Homph gomph gomph gomph!
Time to cozy up for an episode of LOST!