Monday, September 3, 2012

Pin it Monday: Good Smellin’ and CLEAN

Can we say YUM….and another YUM? Every time I get on Pinterest it first makes me want to eat and then it makes me want to craft/decorate/organize…and then eat some more! Trying to decide what you’re going to make or do first is the hardest decision.

So in my infinite wisdom, I’ve decided to put my Pinterest obsession to good use. I’m going to start making and documenting what I make on here every week. Some weeks it’ll be food…some crafts…some who knows!

I use this stuff all the time…it’s just getting it down on paper and in pics that seems to be the kicker!


This week I made an all-purpose lavender spray.

Lavender Spray

Varying forms of lavender sprays are ALL over Pinterest. I saw anything from linen spray to disinfectant. In all actuality it can be used for a wide range of things and is SUPER beneficial….and technically they’re all the same thing.

The uses of lavender are endless…It’s a must-have for all homes because of its calming, antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant and antiviral properties. Not to mention, it can be used to treat or aid in the treatment of a number of health problems.

The all naturalness of it is a HUGE bonus with little kids around. It is one of the safest and most popular of all essential oils.

If all these weren’t enough…It’s EASY to mix up and CHEAP! When you mix up lavender with water, it can then be sprayed on surfaces to be used as a household disinfectant, linen spray. Etc.

I made up two spray bottles in my house and use them on everything. Thank god the smell isn’t overpowering or my hubby would be heading for the hills!


-40 drops Lavender oil

- 2 C Water

- Spray bottle

Combine ingredients in bottle and shake.

*I just make sure to shake it up every time I go to use it.

I was able to find pure essential lavender oil at GNC for $8.99 (this may seem like a lot, but it goes a looonnnggg way). I tried the grocery stores as well as Target and Wal-Mart, but none of them carried the correct form. The spray bottles can be found pretty much anywhere, mine are from the dollar store.

This stuff makes cleaning about as fun as it’s gonna get!

Safety note: The oil must always be diluted with water or carrier oil such as olive, jojoba, avocado, or grape seed oil. Never place lavender oil directly on the skin without diluting it.

Pin It!


  1. Popping in from the blog hop! We love lavender spray! I love to make sprays with essential oils. Citrus is another favorite of mine :)

    1. I love the garden and these totally bring it inside the house...I bought a lemon one too...put it in some home made cleaners.

  2. I love lavender. Its such an amazing scent.


    Danielle Faith

    1. I's so peaceful and calming...definately need that with toddlers and teenagers in the house!

  3. Hello! I am your newest follower, and i too love pinterest! i think you would love my blog at :)

    1. Hey Amanda...I actually do and already joined. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I just love the smell of lavender!! So cool, thanks for sharing this. I'm going to add it to my "need to try" list. :)

    1. You are very welcome...I'm glad I tried it...I literaly use it daily! I have couple other things up my sleeve in the next couple weeks to user with the lavender as well!

  5. I think I'll be pinning this. I just made my first Pinterest craft this past weekend, and now I think I found a second that should be easy enough.

    1. Thanks for stopping is super easy and smells awesome!

  6. Hi Anissa, Great post on your spray! I am your newest follower. Hope you will join me at


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