Christmas season without the scent of a real pine tree is just... not complete:-( Yet for the past 7 years I didn't have a real Christmas tree - they just take SOOO MUCH effort to bring, install and maintain (lazy me, what can I say?:-). But even when I did go through all that trouble a few years ago, the tree would not smell neither strong nor long enough. So I always wanted to find an all-natural spray that would smell identical to the Christmas trees we used to have when I was little. I finally found it!!!! Well, made my own to be exact;-) And not only does it smell like REAAAAL Christmas and is all-natural, it actually has some amazing aromatherapeutic properties - don't we all long for those in winter?;-))))I started working on it a few weeks ago when I ordered various essential oils to test out for the spray: Pine Needle, Pine Scotch, Fir Needle and Spruce Hemlock. I tried mixing and matching those and came up with the formulation that smells just right! And it turned out very easy and simple;-)
WHAT I USE:
- 1 part Spruce (Hemlock) Essential Oil - reduces stress, anxiety, cold symptoms and back pains (source)
- 2 parts Fir Needle Essential Oil - great help for colds, coughing, aches and pains (source)
- Distilled Water
- Spray Bottle
- Artificial Christmas tree (or m.b. even real one!) to spray this goodness on - optional;-)))
WHAT I DO:
I combine oils and water together in a spray bottle, shake mixture nicely and spray away!!!;-) I used plastic bottle because I sprayed it all at once. Yet if you plan to store the mixture, you'd need to keep it in a dark glass bottle (because of essential oils) and shake very well before each use.
I'm now beyond excited for Christmas, as I have All-Natural Gingerbread Candles and this Christmas Tree Spray;-)
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