Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is great during long car trips. It releases a relaxing scent and keeps kids from bouncing off the walls. I think I got this out of a Better Homes & Gardens magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 10 drops tangerine essential oils (or lemon balm)
  • 4 ounces water


  1. Add 10 drops lavender oil and 10 drops tangerine oil to 4 oz. water in a small plant mister. Shake and mist every hour in your car during long trips. This will calm the kids and they will love the smell.
Most Helpful

A really nice scent to be enjoyed by all!!! I like to use a little less tangerine oil ( maybe only 5 drops) and I spritz the interior of the car a few minutes before we leave on a trip. This works on our fur babies so well! They usually are so wound up and excited about riding in the car that it is so hard to drive safely. This spray really relaxes them enough that they actually will lay down and nap before we have even hit the highway!!! Plus, this is a great deodorizer once we have gotten to our destination!

atlfitgirl April 30, 2008

We will be taking a loooong car ride this fall and boy, will this come in handy!!! Thanks for the perfect idea!

Sully7 April 10, 2006