Say goodbye to those aerosol spray cans. You can make your own room spray at home using essential oils. I used to sell these at my aromatherapy shop, and they were a hit.

You don’t need fancy ingredients or ingredients you can’t spell or pronounce plus homemade room sprays cost pennies instead of $5 for a can of aerosol. Bonus points for knowing what you’re spraying into the air of YOUR home.  

Needed Items

Aluminum spray bottle (essential oils can degrade plastic over time)

Preferred essential oil (or fragrance oil)

Distilled water

Witch hazel

Gather your needed items.

Step 1. Pick an essential oil (or fragrance oil)

Step 2.  Add 2.5 teaspoon of essential oil per 4 ounces of water. (If you’re using a 4 oz bottle, only add 2.5 teaspoons of essential oil to the bottle.)

Step 3. Top with distilled water and shake well.

Voila, you have your room spray that you can name every ingredient it contains.  Be sure to spray at least 4 inches away from furniture surfaces and bed sheets to prevent staining.

Now that you know you can make your own room sprays for every room in your home, I’ll share some of my creations with you. Feel free to adjust to what works for you.

Room Spray Recipe

½ tsp sea salt

¼ cup water

¼ witch hazel

15-25 drops preferred essential oil

This will make 8 ounces of spray. Combine sea salt, water, preferred essential oils, and witch hazel in an 8-ounce aluminum spray bottle.

Below are some scent combinations for you to try:

Citrus Mint

15 drops Peppermint Essential oil

10 drops Orange Essential Oil

Crisp Citrus (this is a good spray to use all over the house)

5 drops Orange Essential Oil

5 drops Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops Lime Essential Oil

5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

Citrus Rose

10 drops Rose Essential Oil

14 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil

Disinfectant (good for kitchen and bathrooms)

1 cup distilled water

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

Of course, there are thousands of combinations you can try as essential oils come in a wide array of fragrances and spice notes. Don’t be afraid to get creative when creating your fragrances. Feel free to make it personal. 

Here’s some links to get you started on creating your personal scents for your home.

Essential Oils:

Aluminum Spray Bottle:

Glass Spray Bottle:

As you continue to work with essential oils, you will find some scents really speak to you. Feel free to be creative and explore your taste. Have fun with it!

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