BEAT THE HEAT WITH A NATURAL, REFRESHING BODY SPRAY
We enjoy using Weleda’s Sage Deodorant from Azure Standard. Its scent is subtle, it works, and a little goes a long way. Once the pretty glass bottle is finished, we fill it with a combination of vanilla and essential oils in a base of vodka. The vanilla and oils have a warm, woodsy scent; the vodka kills bacteria.
We call it Vanilla Glen.
glen (noun): a narrow, deep valley, often among mountains
While it is effective as a deodorant and refreshing fragrance on ourselves, it can also be used on clothes, shoes, etc. (Note: Have care using it on light-colored material--the vanilla may stain.) Vanilla Glen has become our go-to spray for a fresh start to the day or as a quick pick-me-up after working in the gardens, especially when the temperature starts to rise.
The warmth of home with the brightness of the outdoors
Fill a 3.4 ounce bottle with the following:
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, four fold
10 drops Nature’s Alchemy lavender essential oil
8 drops Aura Casia balsam fir needle essential oil
7 drops BioMed Balance frankincense essential oil
7 drops BioMed Balance clary sage essential oil
5 drops Aura Casia cypress essential oil
3 drops Nature’s Alchemy bergamot essential oil
2 drops Nature’s Alchemy geranium essential oil
Fill to the top of the bottle with 80-proof vodka
The oils will rise to the surface while it rests, so shake well before each use.
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