Essential Oils + Spray Bottles = Amazing DIY’s

Amazing MUST-TRY Essential Oil Sprays! DIY Air Freshener, Face Mist, Doggie-Deodorant, Cleaner, and MORE!

Essential oils are my new favorite thing.

Spray bottles are my OLD favorite thing.

Since I was young, I’ve had a weird thing about spray bottles. I really like using them in general, whether it be on my face to cool down, to clean a white board or mirror, or anything else. I hate cleaning, but if I’m going to do it, I will probably have a spray bottle in my hand.

Here are a bunch of things you can do with Essential Oils and a Spray Bottle! (Glass is best for essential oils, but plastic will be fine if you aren’t ingesting them.)

***Important Note: Some citrus oils are phototoxic, which means they make your skin more sensitive to the sun when applied topically. Be careful!

Use a fairly small bottle for these amounts, but they are all very flexible. (And customizable!)

Amazing MUST-TRY Essential Oil Sprays! DIY Air Freshener, Face Mist, Doggie-Deodorant, Cleaner, and MORE!

Refreshing Face Mist: Water + 2 drops peppermint + 2 drops of your favorite essential oil for your face (lavender, basil, and ylang ylang are good for your skin!) + Optional 1-3 drops eucalyptus or tea tree if desired

Citrus Room Spray: 6 parts water + 1 part rubbing alcohol/vodka + 5 drops orange + 5 drops lemon + 3 drops grapefruit (Just add a small amount of alcohol to the water to help the oils stay mixed and dry faster.)

Manly Room Spray: 6 parts water + 1 part rubbing alcohol/vodka + 7 drops cedarwood + 5 drops bergamot

Anti-Stink Spray: 6 parts water + 1 part rubbing alcohol/vodka + 5 drops eucalyptus + 5 drops tea tree + 3 drops lemon

Multipurpose Cleaning Spray (hard surfaces, bathroom/kitchen): 7 parts water + 1 part vinegar + 10 drops eucalyptus + 10 drops peppermint + 10 drops favorite citrus (lime?)

Soothing After-Sun Spray: 1/2 cup Witch Hazel + 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel + 10 drops peppermint + 10 drops lavender (This awesome idea is from: The Prairie Homestead)

Doggie-Deodorant Spray: Water + 10 drops bergamot + 3 drops peppermint (Cover the dog’s eyes/face!)

Basic Bug Spray: 4 parts water + 3 parts rubbing alcohol/vodka + 20 drops citronella + 15 drops peppermint + 10 drops tea tree + 10 drops grapefruit


Always shake well before use! 🙂

Comment below your favorite citrus oil, mine is either blood orange or grapefruit!

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Amazing MUST-TRY Essential Oil Sprays! DIY Air Freshener, Face Mist, Doggie-Deodorant, Cleaner, and MORE!


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He Gave Me The CURE!!! (SARCASM)

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I casually ran into a family friend yesterday when I was out with my mom. He said all the normal things you say when you see a family friend… How are you, when do you leave for college, are you excited, what college did you decide on, etc…

(Side note: the college I chose is known for it’s biking and hiking trails, snowboarding, skiing, and other active things I unfortunately cannot partake in because of my chronic illnesses.)

So, when I reminded him of which college I will be attending in the fall, he strongly recommended, “Oh, you’ll have fun there, get out and do stuff! Hike!” To which I politely reminded, I have a heart condition, I can’t go hiking. (Actually, it’s Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome {and other things}, but even though he is a paramedic, I knew he wouldn’t know that that was.) 

Then he proceeded to say, “what heart condition? Don’t let that stop you.”

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At this point, I’m looking at my mom (who has chronic illnesses, too.) and I’m just dumbfounded. So is she.



I could tell my mom was 1) upset with him, 2) trying to be as sweet and kind as possible, and 3) expecting me to blow up at any second. I kept my cool on the outside, but on the inside I was absolutely furious already, and we haven’t even gotten to the good part yet.


My wonderful mom said, “she will do things in college, just not hiking, because she can’t. She has orthostatic intolerance and low blood volume and-”   *HE CUT HER OFF* to say…

“Just cook in cast iron pans and drink water, you’ll be fine. Don’t let that stop you.”

At this point I’m looking around like, is anybody hearing this?????


How did my General Practitioner, Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, Endocrinologist, AND Naturopath never suggest this amazing cure??!!?

If I had only known that was all I had to do to be cured of all ailments, I never would’ve gotten a handicap placard for my car! Or spent hundreds of dollars on various doctor appointments and medications! Where has he been all this time??? He should write a BOOK! “The Cure For All Illnesses!”

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This was me right after we walked away from this conversation.

Obviously that was sarcasm. A family friend, who is a paramedic, made me very upset, and I wanted to vent about it. This was not the first time I’ve gotten comments like this, but this one just seemed particularly ridiculous to me. He is a paramedic!!

Okay, rant over. Comment below the worst comment you’ve ever gotten about your illness!

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Alternative Socializing For Spoonies

Standard social gatherings are not always possible for Spoonies to attend for various reasons. Here I have compiled a list of alternative (and some less-alternative) social activities that more Spoonies might be able to partake in.

Keep in mind, every Warrior is so very different, and therefore, there will obviously be some things on this list that many of us are not able to do. Pick and choose things you believe you can do from the list as you please.

If there is even just one idea on my list that you hadn’t already thought of but you think you could do, I’ll call this a win!

All of these would be fun with friends, but also easily made into a date 😉

Socializing Fit For Spoonies:

  • See a movie at the theater
  • Go out for a meal
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Netflix and Chill
  • Mani/Pedi
  • Movie night at home
  • Stargazing
  • Ice cream bar at home
  • Play with bubbles or chalk outside
  • Home spa day
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Make your favorite dessert
  • Ice-Dye or Tie-dye
  • Make popsicles
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • 99 Cent Store Challenge
  • Thrift Store Challenge
  • Dye your hair (or just a streak)
  • Play video games (buy old games from resale shops for the ultimate nostalgia party)
  • Play a board game or card game
  • Give each other temporary tattoos
  • Play Pictionary or Charades
  • Coloring books! 
  • Have a photoshoot
  • Make bracelets
  • Scrapbook


Well, there is it! Make sure to comment your favorite activity below!

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