While you may be doing your best to embrace the winter weather, the lack of open windows, and thus free-flowing fresh air into our homes, is enough to leave even the happy-go-lucky crowd feeling a bit glum.
Years ago, you may have reached for candles or an air freshener to achieve a few moments of pleasantly scented zen, but now you know too much about the dangers of synthetic fragrances to risk using them in your home (seriously, take a look at these 9 everyday chemicals that could be messing with your fertility).
The solution? A DIY citrus room spray made from essential oils, vodka, and water that you can feel good about spritzing daily, or whenever you want to lift your spirits (citrus has been found to promote a sense of calm and focus, and reduce anxiety) or counter your home’s stale, stagnant air.
In addition to delivering a great natural scent free of synthetic chemicals, this spray helps eliminate bad odors—as opposed to masking them—thanks to vodka’s natural antimicrobial properties. Here’s how to make it.
(See how easy it is to grow your own remedies for joint pain, heartburn, cold symptoms, and 30+ other ailments with Rodale's Grow It Heal It!)