When should you use Essential Oils? To create a surface spray cleaner that works like a dream.
This is one of my favorite essential oil surface sprays! I use it on my kitchen counters and in my bathroom. It’s made with citrus essential oils, and it smells so warm, bright, and inviting.
I don’t usually measure my ingredients when I’m making surface spray, but for the sake of this video I have some measurements for you:
I’m using a 16 oz (480 ml) spray bottle.* It’s full of 14 oz (420 ml) water, and I’m adding 2 oz (60 ml) vinegar at 0:53.
Vinegar has a strong aroma, but the essential oils smell vibrant enough to mask it. If you’d rather use less vinegar, feel free to adjust the recipe to your own preferences. (I love how personal Aromatherapy is!)
This essential oil surface spray calls for 1 ml each of Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit essential oils.
I’m using a graduated cylinder to measure each ml. (I show it off at 1:20!) There are about 20–30 drops of essential oil in 1 ml, and I like the way my graduated cylinder gives me consistent measurements.
If you don’t have a graduated cylinder, don’t worry—you can estimate 25 drops per ml. (That means you’ll have 75 drops total for this surface spray.)
1 ml Lemon (Citrus limon) (1:49)
1 ml Orange (Citrus sinensis) (2:14)
1 ml Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) (2:36)
At 3:10, I add my 3 ml of essential oil into my surface spray. Of course, the essential oils and water/vinegar blend don’t mix, so just shake your surface spray up before every use.
* I usually prefer to use glass with essential oils. If you’re going to use plastic, I recommend using PET plastic. PET plastic is known as a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach. When glass isn’t ideal, PET plastic is a good choice.
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