I figure it's high time I share my happy spray recipe with you!
Several years ago my friend, Kris, introduced me to the addicting interest of essential oils. We played around with different recipes for different purposes and I'm still hooked. Through the years I've continued to use my homemade cleaning spray, dubbed "happy spray" because the oils used are not only antiseptic, but also mood-enhancing. So when someone in the house is mega-grumpy, the command to go clean something serves a dual purpose: The counter/shelf/cabinet gets cleaned AND the grump turns into a happy little sprite. (sometimes)
Anyway, here's my recipe:
several drops of lavender oil
even more drops of lemon oil
a few drops of orange oil
short stream of rosemary oil
a squirt of tea tree oil
and for the holidays: a couple (count them ... 2 or 3) drops of peppermint oil
The oil should sit comfortably in the bottom of your spray bottle - about 1/4" or so. Add water to fill the bottle, then use everywhere! When it gets lower than shown above, re-fill with water. It'll last a good long time.