27 March 2014

Reed Diffuser | Air Freshener DIY

Don´t you love a fresh, clean smelling home? Do you love those fancy reed diffuser?
Do you hate those chemicals the store bought air fresheners are packed with?

Then I have something for you. There is nothing easier than making those reed diffusers at home with stuff you already have on hand?

Here we go, I will show you.

What you need:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup liquor (I used Vodka)
1 tsp honey (emulsifying agent!)
several drops of organic essential oil/ oils of your choice
1 vase/bottle with small opening
10 wooden sticks/skewers long enough to stick out of your vase

So basically you pour all ingredients in a bowl and whisk it until you have an emulsion of the honey, the water, and the oils. The vodka will help to evaporate the fragrances.

Fill in the vase and add the wooden sticks. They will soak up the emulsion and slowly give it to the room.
I used a lavender-vanilla mix for the stair hall and a lemongrass-vanilla mix for the living room.
Next thing will be something with rosemary I guess.

In the beginning the emulsion will look milky but it´ll clear up.

Done! Enjoy your fresh smelling house without chemicals!

21 March 2014

Weekend DIY | Golden Pillows

Hey guys!

I´m still in decorating mode and I´m just about to get the guest room started. I´ve got the old bedroom furniture from my great grandma and I´m going to stain it in a dark rosewood color.

The rest of the room is white as everything else in our house, and gold would complement it perfectly!

Here are some ideas I gathered for golden throw pillows...