This is a great essential oil recipe for helping to neutralize odors. It works extremely when sprayed on clothing and fabrics to remove unpleasant odors, as well as an overall room freshener (one of our employees keeps a spray bottle of this in the bathroom, and her family loves it!). The witch hazel helps to keep the oil and water mixed, and also works as a natural preservative. Chemical-laden air fresheners are terrible for our lungs and add to the overall toxic load in our homes, so this is a wonderful, natural alternative!
2 oz. amber glass spray bottle
1 oz. witch hazel
1 oz. water
8 drops of lime essential oil
5 drops of bergamot essential oil
5 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of spearmint essential oil
3 drops of tea tree essential oil
Fill a 2 oz. amber spray bottle a little less than halfway with witch hazel.
Next, add the essential oils.
Finally, fill the bottle the rest of the way with water (do not fill the bottle up to the neck so the atomizer top can still be put on.
This recipe can also be multiplied if using a larger spray bottle.
When using on clothing, I recommend spraying it on the inside of the garment. It works best on heavier materials like sweaters. I would not recommend using it on delicate fabrics, just to be on the safe side.