I’m so happy to be back with a newly-renovated website! And today I have one of Sarah Munro’s recipes for a natural, fragrant room spray. For those of you new to the blog, Sarah Munro is the heroine of ONE DARK WISH, the second book in my Deadly Force romantic suspense series. In the story, Sarah is a 17th Century historian and one of her side projects is collection and modernizing 17th and 18th century herbal recipes.

So, in honor of Sarah and all of her work, I’m publishing her recipes here on my blog. Since it’s winter and we’re all stuck in the house with the windows closed, sometimes it’s nice to add fragrance to the room. But so many products are filled with chemicals and strong smells, I prefer to make my own. This one is easy to make, completely natural, and doesn’t smell too strong. I hope you enjoy it!

Sarah Munro’s Fragrant Room Spray

  • 8 ounces alcohol (I use vodka)
  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 3 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange oil
  • 1 drop peppermint oil
  • 1 sterilized spray bottle that holds at least 13 ounces.

In a glass measuring cup, add the alcohol and stir in the the essential oils. Let the mixture sit for 1 hour. After 1 hour, pour the alcohol and essential oil mixture into a glass spray bottle. Add 4 ounces of distilled water. Shake and spray. If you don’t use it all at once, that’s okay. It’s shelf stable for months. Just shake it the next time you use it.

Important disclaimer about wild plants, foraging, and making herbal remedies:

I am not a medical professional and nothing written on this blog is medical advice. None of my statements have been evaluated by the FDA (I am legally required to give you this disclaimer).

It is important to do your due diligence before foraging, harvesting, and/or consuming any type of medicinal plant.

  • If you are taking any medications, talk to your doctor about any potential drug interactions.
  • If you are allergic to anything, make sure whatever you are foraging is not in the same family. Example: While dandelions are typically considered safe, those who are allergic to ragweed, latex, daisies, or any other plants in the same or similar families, may not be able to consume dandelion.

Always research potential side effectsdosage recommendations, and how to properly prepare and consume each medicinal plant.

Always make sure you are foraging what you believe to be. Fully prepare and study the anatomy before harvesting wild plants.

Always make sure your kitchen/work area is clean and that all materials are sterilized.

Do not forage plants from areas that have been sprayed within the past 2 years at the very least.

I am not legally or morally responsible for the health of any of my readers. Please do your own research!

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