Bathtub Bouquet: At-Home Parfum
March 3, 2008
But soft! methinks I scent the morning air.
That’s me! I have of late been concocting my own eau de toilette. The recipe:
5 oz. water
2 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop lemon eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop citronella essential oil (esp. good for summer, when the ‘squitos are out)
Shake it up in a little bottle. Spritz. Smell nice.
While the initially lavendery nose doesn’t last all day, as do market perfumes, I’m guessing this water-based jazz does better by your skin and by other people’s sniffers. I spray it on my pressure points, and I mist it over my hair between washings.
It also works well for freshening up clothes after a tumble through the dryer or before a line-dry inside the house — daresay a mite more earth- and cloth-sound than Febreeze or other fabric fresheners, many of which don’t list their ingredients, and are therefore a bit fishy. Agree?
I’m trying to envision other scentual syntheses; any suggestions?