Are you ready for compliments on the way your home smells? With this DIY you can bring the smell of autumn into your home in 4 simple steps. This way you don't only enjoy the lovely smells of this season outside, but also inside.
By making your own home fragrance and - where possible - using items and ingredients that you already have at home, you are not only being creative but also environmentally aware! How convenient, because a 'green' mindset is key this season.
What you need (for 100ml)
- 50ml unscented (baby) oil. You can also use almond oil.
- 30ml of 70% alcohol
- Optional: 20ml organic, pure essential oil*.
- A jar or small vase (where you can put the scented sticks)
- Bamboo sticks or skewers
- Measuring cup
- Bottle with cap (for mixing the fragrance)
*Think of winter fragrances such as cedar, cinnamon, patchouli, pine, vanilla, mandarin and clove.
How to make it
Pour 50ml of odourless oil, 30ml of alcohol and 20ml of essential oil into the bottle in which you are going to mix the perfume. Screw the cap tightly on the bottle and shake the bottle gently so that the liquids mix together.
Carefully cut a few flowers off the tuberose and Cambria and put them in the pot or vase. You can also add other flowers, as you wish.
Pour the liquid mixture from the bottle on top of the flowers in the pot or vase. Put the sticks in.
You will need to be patient for about an hour to be able to smell the scent properly, and then... enjoy! Ideal as a night perfume for your bedside table, or for the smallest room in the house. Tip: don't forget to replace the scented sticks regularly to keep the fragrance as fresh as possible.
We'd love to see the end result! Share your home fragrance with us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #thejoyofplants and #balancedbiotope. Got the taste (and smell) for it? Then why not make this home spray with the scent of autumn flowers.