How to make your own Aromatherapy spray
Have you ever wanted to develop your own signature scent? Ever since, I learned about essential oil and the science behind scents, I have been fascinated with creating my own room spray. Lucky for me, a few weeks back, I spent the morning with my friend and fellow artist, Flin Kirts Grant learning to make an aromatherapy spray using my favorite essential oils. I loved learning about essential oils through her too! Flin hosts an online FB group Art of Essentials and sells doTerra oils as well.
Flin shared with me how to make a simple room spray, and today we will share it with you!
To celebrate this collaboration, we are giving a set of room sprays away! Please read on down to find out how you can be entered to win a pair of room sprays or one of Flin's aromatherapy hand balms.
I have been a fan of essential oils for some time now. Both for aromatherapy and their unique properties. I have always wanted to learn how to create my own room spray.
We began by pulling out some of our favorite oils, making a cup of tea and coming up with ideas for a signature scent.
RecipE #1: Love Blend
For today, we decided on 2 unique scents. We wanted to create a spray that incorporated jasmine and citrus in some way that smells soft, floral, and is up-lifting. We called this one Love Blend.
For the Love Blend aromatherapy spray, we used:
First, I poured the filtered water into the aromatherapy bottle leaving some space to add and mix in the oil. For a 2 oz bottle, you will want about 20 drops of the oil to achieve a 1.5% dilution.
As Flin describes it, we used Jasmine as our base oil, and the medium and top notes were a blend of Red Grapefruit and DoTerra Wild Orange. Also, I learned that Jasmine is one the more expensive oils, being pressed from flower petals, so it is often found diluted in a carrier oil such as Jojoba.
Flin recommends that you store your room spray in a cool place to extend the shelf life to 1-2 months.
Continue reading to see the recipes, tips, and all recommended supplies! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into our giveaway.
Valentine's DREAMCATCHERs At CAFAM
Today, we visit my favorite L.A. museum, CAFAM and I show you how to make a unique heart-shaped dream catcher.
While I love all of the art museums L.A. has to offer, the Getty, MOCA, and LACMA, it is CAFAM that holds a special place in my heart. CAFAM stands for the California of Folk Art Museum. It exhibits and showcases many modern and traditional crafts in a gallery setting. These crafts range from textiles, weaving, furniture making, book arts, printmaking and ceramics, so basically all of my faves. I especially love the functional finds that I come across in their gift shop. CAFAM offers community workshops and classes throughout the year and is situated directed across from LACMA.
This Sunday, I learned how to make a heart-shaped dreamcatcher. I loved the idea to try out a heart-shaped dreamcatcher for an interior wall hanging. This workshop was led by weaver and fiber artist Mimi Haddon and is the third class that I have attended at CAFAM.
HI, I'M HILARY.
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