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! 🙂

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

 

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12 Tips For Better Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things for every person, but ESPECIALLY for Spoonies. Here are some tips to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep better, and wake up feeling more refreshed!

  • Stick to a good sleep schedule
    • The better you stay on a schedule, the more your body will understand when it’s supposed to sleep.
  • Ditch the screens
    • 30-60 minutes before you plan to go to sleep, do something that doesn’t involve backlit-ness. (I’m guilty of this one, I’m always on my phone in bed at night… don’t do it!)
  • Exercise
    • This one is especially tough for spoonies, but there are practically endless reason why this is a good idea… sorry about it.
  • Essential Oils
    • Several oils are said to have relaxing effects that can help you sleep.

  • Temperature Control
    • Make sure your room is a comfortable temperature for you.

 

  • Timed Heating Pad
      • For me, a heating pad on my stomach at night helps a ton. If I have any stomach ache at all, the heating pad helps it go away. Mine has a two-hour shut off timer so I don’t have to worry about falling asleep with it on and causing any issues.

     

  • Have a Bedtime Routine/Ritual
    • This can help you stay off your screens before bed. Some ideas could be meditation, yoga, prayer, read a book, write poetry, etc. Anything away from bright lights and noise.
  • Humidifier
    • I only use one when I’m congested, but I should probably always use one. They are totally awesome.
  • White Noise Machine
    • I don’t personally need one, but my family all swears by them. If you’re a light sleeper, these can really help a lot.
  • Blackout Curtains
    • If you find yourself waking up when the sun comes up even though you’d love to get a couple extra hours of sleep, keep the light out with blackout curtains or a sleep mask.
  • Fuzzy Socks
    • I personally can’t sleep without socks on. I wear regular knee high socks generally. But fuzzy socks are so freaking comfy and cozy, how could you NOT sleep well while wearing them?!
  • Paint Your Room
    • If plausible, paint your walls a calming color with a matte finish, not gloss.

 

There you have it! Some of my favorite ways to get a good night’s sleep.

Comment down below with your favorite strategy for better sleep, and your favorite Essential Oils!

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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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