Missy, here. And I'm a huge fan of fragrances--for me and for our home. I love to smell perfumes, body lotions, body wash, shampoos and conditioners. I love to smell soaps, air fresheners, potpourri, candles, and essential oils. I'm even crazy for fabric softeners! :)
So when I got a newsletter from Martha Stewart Whole Living about making your own natural air fresheners, I was intrigued. They list several simple "recipes." Just use 30-40 drops of essential oils (total combined) and add to a spray bottle with 1 cup of water. I have a lot of oils I love, so I plan to make this! Check out some of the recipes by clicking here. They give directions for making smaller amounts as well.
One easy way I love to scent our home (and us!) at the holidays is with hand soaps. It's sometimes tough to find fragrances that each of us enjoys. This year, I struck gold. Even my husband likes it:
Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Caramel Latte. Oh, it's so yummy! I went to find a photo to use, and it must be sold out. The only thing they have left is the Wallflower refill. But be sure to keep your eye out for it next year!
Another Bath & Body Works hand soap fragrance I adore (I use it at my bathroom sink since hubby isn't so crazy about it) is the Winter Caramel Apple. It smells good enough to eat! :)
This week, a friend let me try her antibacterial hand gel, and I fell in love with the it. It's Twisted Peppermint. Fresh and holiday-y (is that a word?). :) I hope to buy some this weekend before they run out.
I'm just hoping they'll eventually bring back one of my all time favorites, Toasted Hazelnut. You can find it on e-bay, but it costs an arm and a leg. Maybe someday...
Do any of you love scents like I do, especially at the holidays? What's your favorite?