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    Senior Member Savin' Moola's Avatar
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    Jan 2006

    Default MYO: Vanilla Room Spray

    This is a wonderful method of creating an affordable, sensuous vanilla room
    spray. This recipe calls for making your own vanilla extract. You can use your
    homemade extract in food recipes as well!

    Vanilla Extract

    a.. 8 oz. clean, dark glass bottle and cap
    b.. 7-8 ounces of vodka (inexpensive varieties do work well)
    c.. 2-3 fresh, high-quality 6" vanilla beans. They should be dark, and the
    bean should have consistent coloring on the entire bean.
    d.. Muslin (available at fabric stores) for straining
    Vanilla Extract Directions: Carefully cut the vanilla beans lengthwise. Then,
    cut them into small pieces, about 1/4" - 1/2" in length (about 2 cm). Put all
    the vanilla pieces into the bottle. Then pour the vodka into the bottle leaving
    enough room to shake the bottle well. Cap well. Allow the extract to sit in a
    dark area for 30 days, shaking the mixture daily. After 30 days, carefully
    strain the extract through the muslin fabric to remove all vanilla bean pieces
    and particles. You may need to strain the extract several times. Rebottle into a
    clean bottle.

    Vanilla Room Spray

    a.. 4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle
    that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hair
    b.. 1.5 ounces of distilled water
    c.. 1.5 ounces of vanilla extract
    d.. Up to 10 drops of your favorite essential oils if you would like to add to
    the vanilla aroma.
    Be sure and take heed in the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use since
    an air freshener, by its nature, will come in contact with all those in your

    Directions: Fill the spray bottle with 1.5 ounces of vanilla extract and 1.5
    ounces of distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about
    1 oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.) Then, add up to
    10 drops of your essential oils if desired. Shake the bottle prior to each use,
    and let it sit for about a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is too
    weak; the aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Mist
    lightly in the room. Be especially careful not to allow the air freshener mist
    fall onto furniture or into open beverages


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    What's a Budget? Ziggee's Avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Default Re: MYO: Vanilla Room Spray

    You can also use the same recipe to make Mint extract.

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