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Soothing Scents

Summer Garden Cologne


* 4 tbsp fresh or 2 tbsp dried rose petals
* 1 tsp fresh or 1/2 tsp dried citrus peel (orange, lemon, lime)
* 1 tsp fresh or 1/4 tsp dried basil
* 1 tsp or 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
* 1 tsp fresh or 1/4 tsp dried mint
* 1/4 cup of vodka
* 1/8 tsp glycerine or castor oil or orrisroot powder*

Mix together all ingredients in a glass or ceramic container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in a cool, dark place and let sit for one week before using.

The best way to apply scents is by spraying them onto the skin, but you can also use your fingers to dab them on�� especially at the pulse points (on the wrists, behind the knees, inside the elbows).

Yield: 2 ounces

Used by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company, LLC
From: Natural Beauty at Home
By: Janice Cox
Copyright: 1995 by Janice Cox

* Look for these ingredients at your local drugstore or health-food store."