Sunday 6 March 2011

Hate ironing but THIS makes it so much better!

I really really don't like ironing! But then after I've used an ironing water bought from the shop, I have decided to make one myself. What I do is take water, I use filtered from my BRITA(to avoid lime-scale build up in your iron), put it in an empty mineral water bottle, mix  a few drops of essential oil(i like jasmine)with a few drops of vodka and add it to the water, shake it well and pour it in the iron. When I iron and the steam comes out it smells sooooo nice. I put only 2-3 drops for the iron.
The other way to do it if you are worried about your iron and have your cloths to smell nice is:
2 1/2 cups mineral or filtered  water (to avoid lime-scale) 
ml essential oils, of your own choice (do choose a clear and not dark coloured oil,approx 100 drops)
1/8 cup vodka or any spirit with ethanol (surgical for ex)
1 In a small dish mix the vodka and the essential oil.
2 Add this to the distilled water and pour into a spray bottle
3 Shake before use
The mix will cloud, and eventually separate.Shake well before each use.

  • Here is another recipe: 

    Homemade Lavender Water Recipes

    Picture of Lavender Buds In Glass Jar - Tipnut.comLavender water can be used in a variety of ways around the house. Some ideas:
    • When washing bedding and linens, add some lavender water to the rinse cycle. Your bedding will have a light lavender scent (lavender helps those with sleep problems).
    • Use when ironing, spritz a bit of the lavender water on the items being ironed. Will add a nice lavender scent to the garment.
    • Lavender water can also be used as a beauty aid, try it as a skin freshener on hot summer days, a hair rinse, splash in the bath or dab around temples for headache relief.
    • Insect repellent, try it for mosquito repellent use as well as a mosquito bite itch helper. Lavender deters flies and other insects too.

    How To Make Lavender Water – Recipes

    Recipe #1
    Mason Jar
    Lavender Buds
    • Fill the glass jar with lavender and cover completely with vodka. Seal jar.
    • Place the jar in a sunny location for about 18 days, rotate and shake the jar each day–morning and night.
    • After 18 days, strain the lavender from the vodka and seal the liquid in a clean glass jar.
    • Use as needed.

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