Kitchen Sponge Spray
9 drops Lavender, 6 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Tea Tree
Sponge sprays are a great way to use essential oils for their cleansing properties. This DIY recipe is an easy introduction to using oils in everyday life.
Lavender has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It add a fresh scent to this blend.
(Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
Rosemary has antimicrobial, antiseptic and insect deterrent properties. It builds upon the cleansing oils in this spray.
Tea Tree has antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. It has a strong, medicinal scent.
- Add blend to 1 teaspoon of carrier (i.e. castile soap, high proof alcohol, or distilled white vinegar) to a 30ml glass spray bottle. Let sit for a minute or so to allow the oils to mix with the carrier.
- Add 4-5 teaspoons of water to the spray bottle, and rub between your hands to meld ingredients together. Spray your sponge after each use and in the evening for a fresh sponge in the morning.
- This is a water based spray, and it is recommended to make fresh weekly.
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