Today in History for 2nd February 2020

Historical Events

1550 – Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
1893 – 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey
1960 – Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
1993 – Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
1998 – Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board
2019 – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam admits to wearing blackface in 1984 but says he’s not in a photo of men wearing blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe on a yearbook page

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
1923 – Peter Fowler, physicist
1926 – Nydia Ecury, celebrated Afro-Dutch writer, translator and actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), born in Rancho, Aruba (d. 2012)
1940 – David Jason, English actor
1977 – Heather Martin, American gospel singer
1983 – Will South, Thirteen Senses frontman

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Famous Deaths

1804 – George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)
1902 – Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
1990 – Joe Erskine, Welsh heavyweight boxer (British heavyweight champion 1956-58), dies at 56
1999 – David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
2003 – Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), dies of a heart attack at 85
2007 – Masao Takemoto, Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)

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How to Make Lemongrass Spray

Lemongrass essential oil is a popular scent for homemade sprays. Its grassy, citrusy flavor combines well with other essential oils, making it effective for insect repellent or room spray. Shake the lemongrass essential oil with other insect-repelling oils before going out in mosquito-infested areas. You can also make a room spray with refreshing lemongrass, spearmint, grapefruit, and rosemary essential oils. Spritz it in the air on or linen to neutralize odors.

[Edit]Ingredients
[Edit]Insect Repellant with Lemongrass
20 drops of lavender essential oil
20 drops of tea tree essential oil
20 drops of citronella essential oil
15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
5 drops of geranium essential oil
of neem oil
of vodka or denatured alcohol
of distilled waterMakes a bottle of spray

[Edit]Lemongrass Room or Linen Spray
of witch hazel
of distilled water
5 drops of lemongrass essential oil
10 drops of spearmint essential oil
10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
5 drops of rosemary essential oilMakes a bottle of spray

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Making Insect Repellant with Lemongrass
Pour neem oil, vodka, and distilled water into a bottle. Set a small funnel on a spray bottle and pour in of neem oil. Add of vodka or denatured alcohol and of distilled water.[1]It’s important to use distilled water instead of tap water to prevent the spray from spoiling.
If you don’t like the strong scent of neem oil, you can leave it out. However, if you’re specifically trying to repel mosquitos, consider adding it.
Add lemongrass, lavender, tea tree, citronella, and geranium essential oils. Citronella and tea tree essential oils may have strong scents, but they’re great at keeping insects away. Pair them with lemongrass, lavender, and geranium essential oils, which smell wonderful and can repel flies, mosquitos, and fleas. Put these oils into your bottle:[2]20 drops of lavender essential oil
20 drops of tea tree essential oil
20 drops of citronella essential oil
15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
5 drops of geranium essential oil
Screw the lid on the bottle and shake the spray for 10 seconds. Put the lid on the bottle and screw it on tightly so the bottle is completely sealed. Shake the spray for at least 10 seconds to help the oils combine with the vodka and water.[3]Spray the repellent before each use since the oils will separate as the spray is stored.
Spray the lemongrass mixture on your skin before going outside. If you know you’ll be going outside in insect or mosquito-infested areas, spritz your skin thoroughly. You might need to reapply the repellent if you’ll be outside all day.[4]
Store the repellent at room temperature for up to 3 years. Although you could keep using the spray, the oils will become less effective the longer they’re stored.[Edit]Mixing Lemongrass Room or Linen Spray
Pour witch hazel and distilled water into a spray bottle. Set a small funnel on your bottle and slowly pour in of witch hazel along with of distilled water.[5]If you don’t have witch hazel, use vodka. Either of these help release the essential oils when you use the spray.
Add lemongrass, spearmint, grapefruit, and rosemary essential oils. Put all of your essential oils into the small bottle. If you’d like to make an all-lemongrass spray, use only 30 drops of lemongrass essential oil. For a refreshing lemongrass room spray, add all of these to your bottle:[6]5 drops of lemongrass essential oil
10 drops of spearmint essential oil
10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
5 drops of rosemary essential oil
Close the bottle and shake the mixture for 10 seconds. Put the screw cap tightly on the bottle so the bottle is completely sealed. Then, shake the bottle to combine the witch hazel, water, and essential oils.[7]Shake the bottle before each use since the oils and water will separate a little.
Spritz the lemongrass spray around your home or on linen. To remove unpleasant smells or to just make your room smell better, spray the mixture around the room. Keep spraying until you can smell the lemongrass. If you’re ironing linen, spray the surface of the fabric with the mixture until it’s wet. Then, iron the linen to remove wrinkles.[8]
You can also spray your pillow or sheets before bed to enjoy a calming scent as you fall asleep.
Use the lemongrass spray within 3 years. Store the spray at room temperature and shake it gently before using it. Since the essential oils will become rancid over time, discard the spray after 3 years or if it develops an unpleasant odor.[9][Edit]Tips
Try combining lemongrass essential oil with your favorite essential oil for a completely unique spray.
Use a dark brown bottle to store your lemongrass spray. The dark glass prevents light from reaching the essential oils and degrading them.[Edit]Warnings
Avoid using essential oil products around young children, because their skin and respiratory systems are more sensitive to them.[10][Edit]Things You’ll Need
[Edit]Making Insect Repellant with Lemongrass
Measuring spoons
Small funnel
spray bottle[Edit]Mixing Lemongrass Room or Linen Spray
Measuring spoons
Small funnel
spray bottle[Edit]References↑ https://youtu.be/ssfMExDCL04?t=22

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