Well we’ve sure had some massive winter storms here in Northern Michigan the past few weeks sheesh! And my bff Mr. Weatherman has called for MORE tonight…..but see there is a problem with this!! I am ready for S P R I N G to SPRING! I have that fever…the one when you have GOT to open those windows and doors and sweep your months of dust and germs outside and prepare for the sunshine! But alas, I have to wait. So my March oil choice is Citrus Fresh! Why? Well not only am I going to get a kick up in my energy, but my downright depressed snow self is going to get that kick in my mood that I need to carry on.
What is in this gorgeous bright bottle? Spearmint, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin and Grapefruit! Talk about a refreshing one right!! It’s better than picking a fresh fruit right off of a southern blooming tree! So maybe you see the ingredients and think…what on EARTH is the difference of Orange/Tangerine/Mandarin. Like, aren’t those the same fruits? NOPE! The California Citrus study quotes:
- Oranges are second in size to the grapefruit. This citrus fruit has a thick skin, is round in shape, and has a tart flavor.
- Mandarins are a type of orange and the overarching category that Tangerines, Clementines, and Satsumas fall into. They are generally smaller and sweeter than oranges, a little flatter in shape, and they and have a thinner, looser skin that makes them easier to peel.
- Tangerines are a specific type of mandarin orange. They are a bright orange color, slightly tougher skins, and their flavor is a little less sweet and a bit more tart.
So although they are similar, not all that is orange are….well…oranges HAHAHA!! So aside from just opening this bottle and inhaling the aroma (which you can do and still enjoy the health and energy benefits!!) you can also use it in a variety of recipes! You can add it to your ice water, you can mix it into your frosting, or you can even shake up your very own salad dressing oil! The way you choose to kick up your life with this bottle of sunshine can vary depending on circumstances, too! So like today, with tons of snow outside my window and more on the way, I’m using it as an encouragement to my mood and my home! I shook up a bottle of sunshine and sprayed it in every room, onto my carpets as well as my curtains! What you need:
Amber or glass spray bottle (DO NOT USE plastic bottles! The citrus oils may react with the chemicals and break down the actual bottle!!!!)
Fill with lukewarm water
Add in 10+ drops of Citrus Fresh
And that is IT guys!!!! Shake it up well and go to town on your home! I use the mist setting for most of the rooms, but will turn that spray nozzle to stream and shoot it directly down any drain in my bathroom or kitchen. It fights that bacteria and germy yuck that is clinging inside those pipes! Once you’re done spreading the sunshine, add a drop into your water and enjoy!! You’ll feel like a new spring chick!