Thursday, October 2, 2008

Homemade Linen Sprays

What a great idea for Teachers Gifts!!!!

from, comes a very simple, but elegant gift idea.

I can't wait to try this one.

Homemade linen sprays are such a luxurious yet simple gift that you’ll want to mix an extra bottle for yourself. By Amy Palanjian

SPRITZ A LITTLE on your sheets, or into the air of your bedroom, and breathe deeply. When it’s time to retreat indoors, a quick-to-concoct handmade linen spray can infuse your every day with the lighthearted scents of summer. And unlike pricey store-bought sprays that can be overly perfumed, all three of these unique combinations are fresh-smelling. With just four easy-to-find ingredients and these free Hallmark Magazine custom labels, you can create a thoughtful and personalized present.

JASMINE BERGAMOT A heady combination of potent floral and clean citrus, this is a gift for your most romantic and flower-loving friends.

LAVENDER SANDALWOOD Help soothe stress with the relaxing scent of lavender, rooted in the earthiness of sandalwood.

VANILLA GINGER Give the comforting aroma of vanilla, spiced up with a hint of ginger, to welcome the chilly weather.

The RecipeMakes 1 liter of linen spray2 tablespoons 100 proof vodka1 teaspoon jasmine oil and ½ teaspoon bergamot oilor1 teaspoon lavender oil and ½ teaspoon sandalwood oilor 1 teaspoon vanilla oil and 2 drops ginger oil 16- or 32-ounce bottle and sprayer Distilled water Mix the vodka and desired oils in a bottle. Add the distilled water until just full, screw on cap and shake to combine. (The alcohol helps disperse the oils evenly throughout the liquid.) Shake lightly before each use.

Oils: .5-ounce oils, $10–$47, Bottle: $.52 and Fine Mist Sprayer, $37;; Boston Round Bottle, $1.50 and Metal Cap $.61; NOTE: Both sites charge a $10–$15 processing fee on small orders.

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