A Couple of Perfumes/Colognes

Today was “clean the kitchen” day. Organize the cauldrons, potions, and witchy salves. The worst is cleaning the bottom drawer under the stove so drag out the Thieves Cleaner and then some Peppermint mixed with water. Shake it well and spray the drawer when you are done. This drawer is a challenge for me as we make bacon in the oven and sometimes the grease will spill and stoves are designed so it goes directly into the bottom drawer. After lots of Thieves, lots of paper towels, and a final spray of Peppermint, it looks like new. Given all that work I only had enough energy left to make a little cologne. If you have never used

    Thieves Cleaner

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This recipe will give you about 4 ounces of cologne. Usually cologne is made by steeping flowers in alcohol with a small amount of oil. The oil is poured off and the alcohol can be mixed with water. Use 1/4 cup Vodka or witch hazel, 1/4 cup water 3-5 drops of essential oil. Some of my favorites are Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Bergomot and Ylang Ylang. Any one or two and a couple drops of each oil.

Mix these altogether and pour into a spray bottle. Spray it onto you skin and hair. Like always I suggest a skin test if you are using an essential oil that you have not used in the past.

If you would rather have solid perfume, the recipe I use for that is 1 Tblsp of beeswax pastiles, 1 Tblsp Almond Oil and 8 drops of essential oil. Any of the above mentioned scents or change it up with Peach, Orange or Vanilla.

To make the solid, put it in the top of your double boiler and gently heat the beeswaax and oil until you can mix it together easily. Remove it from heat and add the essential oils. Pour this into small continers or molds. I use a Mickey Mouse Mold that my grandchildren love. Have some fun with the solid with lots of different molds and shapes.