So school has been in session for about a week now, how are you guys holding up? Back to school is a great time to reassess goals and settle into positive habits. I’ve made the treadmill an important part of my daily priorities list. While most days I feel like skipping it all together, I know it’s good for physical health and mental well-being so I keep at it even though I’m usually thinking about cookies or brownies or ice cream the entire time I’m power walking. True story.
90 % of the time the morning routine runs fairly well around here but man the 10 % that doesn’t run according to plan can get totally bananas. There are muffins flying into lunch bags, cries of missing glasses, random socks piled up on the breakfast table…you get the idea. I know we can’t possibly plan for every scenario but we do as much as we can the night before to help the morning run smoothly. This means spending at least 30 minutes before going to bed tidying up the house. It means making sure the supper dishes are in the loaded in the dishwasher washing while we sleep and the coffee is prepped and ready for 6 am.
A few months ago, I asked my Instagram friends if they make the bed every day. Do you guys make your bed every day? I do. There can be a basket of shoes on the floor or dog hair in the corner and I swear as long as the bed has been made the entire room feels picked up. According to the informal Instagram poll 90% said they made their beds too.
After the bed is made and the room has been tidied I like to spritz a room freshener before heading out the door. I’ve tried a few different scents but this one, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus, is a favorite. It’s really easy to make too. Here’s what you’ll need to make a Lemongrass and Eucalyptus freshener of your own…
¼ cup Witch Hazel
½ cup Distilled Water
Funnel or Container with Pouring Spout
5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil (I use this essential oil starter pack)
5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Spray Bottle Label
The recipe above is for a smaller batch (approximately 8 oz) but you can double or triple the batch as needed so keep that in mind throughout the post. I started by pouring the witch hazel in a clean lidded jar
Next I poured in the lemongrass
and the eucalyptus essential oils into the jar.
Put the lid on the jar and shake well.
This may take about 20-30 seconds.
Add the distilled water into the spray bottle using a funnel or container with pouring spout,
followed by the witch hazel and essential oil mix.
Shake well until combined and add the spray nozzle attachment.
We make a lot of our own cleaners so I used the same style of labels we use for the rest of the bottles. You can make them from your home computer using Pic Monkey and print them out on contact paper just make sure to they’re allowed to dry completely (approximately 24 hours) or the graphics smudge.
Spraying 2-3 pumps of this Lemongrass and Eucalyptus Freshener is the last thing I do when I’m completely finished in the room and ready to start the day. I make sure both people and pets have left the room and I spray away from all linens. As always remember essential oils are highly concentrated so remember to take caution and care when mixing and using these products. It smells SO good!
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