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Road trip season

2 ingredients for car freshener baking soda & lavender oil

Summer is on the way -If you need help keeping your car fresh – we have two ideas.

The first is a mini mason jar with a potpourri top – these are available at craft stores. They fit easily into cup holders – I keep mine in the cargo hold with my four legged travelers. Fill with Baking Soda and ad. 10 drops of essential oil – your choice on fragrance – we use lavender – Mix together and put on the top – you are good to go- You can replace baking soda and lavender oil as needed.

Second up – is a wooden clothespin – Let drops of lavender oil soak into the wood and clip onto your air vent – Not gorgeous – but it works –

At home, you can use the clothespin trick on floor vents – remove the vent and clip underneath and replace the vent – so it is unseen

You can also keep a lavender sachet in your car. To refreshen, spray with lavender spray as needed.

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Summer Sprays

Its time for picnics and trail walks. Mosquitos love me and I am allergic to them, so I keep these lavender sprays handy, weather I am on the sidelines or on the beach.

We use 2 oz purple spray bottles, but any color or size will do, check the travel section of your drug store

Kid Friendly Bug Spray

1 tsp carrier oil – we use glycerin or jojoba

1 tsp witch hazel

15 drops lavender oil

2 tbsp water

Combine in Spray Bottle

For kids that donโ€™t want to be sprayed trying spraying onto rope bracelets or felt stickers that will hold the scent.

Cotton Rope Bracelets come in many colors and sizes. Spray can be reapplied as needed.
Felt stickers can be placed on clothes, back packs, strollers, hats. These are more disposable as they only last as long as the sticker keeps sticking and should be removed to wash clothes – look for them in craft stores – Stickers come in a variety of colors and shapes – round – butterfly – owls – flowers as shown

Stronger Blend

1 cup of witch hazel
15 drops citronella
15 drops lemon grass
5 drops lavender
5 drops peppermint.

This has a citronella smell – which is not our favorite – the bugs agree and stay away. If you are heading into the woods or black fly country – this may be more effective –