Natural Fabric-Freshening Spray

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I (Litsa) love not only a clean house but a fresh smelling one! When I found this DIY solution in Prevention’s April 2013 issue, I knew that I would like to try it. According to Janice Cox, creator of this solution & the author of Natural Beauty at Home, it’s healthy too! “Lemon scent has been shown to lift spirits and elevate levels of mood-improving neurotransmitters, and the plant-derived oils have natural antibacterial properties.”

DIY Solution

1 cup water

2 tsp unflavored vodka (or witch hazel)

1 tsp cornstarch

5 drops organic essential oil of lemon or lavender

Combine ingredients in pitcher. Stir until cornstarch dissolves. Pour into a clean spray bottle.

To use: Spray 6 to 8 inches from surface of upholstery or carpets to freshen and eliminate odors. Shake gently between applications to remix. Yield: 8 ounces

Photo Credit & DIY Solution Prevention April 2013

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Litsa is a stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl. She is a native of Greece and now resides in Tennessee. As a former teacher, Litsa wears many hats that it takes to make a home a functioning home!

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