I love summertime... the warm weather, water activities, outdoor BBQs and summer getaways! These summer room spray recipes are inspired by all the FUN times that the season brings. Use them to add joy to your rooms and indoor spaces.
Room sprays can transform an indoor space by freshening the aroma and clearing out stale air. Plus, smelling essential oils is a fabulous way to gain the healthy therapeutic effects that aromatherapy offers.
Favorite Essential Oils For Summer Room Sprays
For summertime, citrus and floral essential oils are my favorite oils to choose from. I enjoy mint and woodsy oils too, no matter what time of year it is. Here are my top picks for summer essential oil room sprays:
- Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
- Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)
- Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)
- Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens)
- Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi)
- Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
- Chamomile Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis)
- Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis)
- Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita)
- Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil (Juniperus communis)
Room Spray Base Recipe with Essential Oils
For room spray recipes, I like to use a water base, it is simple and easy. Distilled or filtered water is best to use because tap water may contain contaminants you do not want in your room freshener.
Some DIYers like to use witch hazel or vodka as a base or an additive for room spray blends. I use grain alcohol in my room spray recipes as a preservative.
- 15-20 drops of Essential Oils
- 1 tablespoon Grain Alcohol (like Everclear)
- Distilled Water
- 2 oz Glass Spray Bottle
Step 1: Add grain alcohol and essential oils to the spray bottle, I like to up to 20 drops of oil total for this size bottle. You can use a single essential oil, a premade oil blend, make your own blend, or try one of our summer blend recipes below.
Step 2: Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water, leaving space at the top for the sprayer.
Step 3: Shake well and label the bottle with contents and date made. To use, shake up and spray in the desired room. Shake well before each use. Best if the spray is used within one month for freshness.
How do you make a long lasting Room Spray?
Natural air fresheners do not work like chemical air fresheners, they will not last in the air as long. The scent will fade but it is important to remember this and the fact that you may need to spray homemade blends more frequently.
If you are looking for a longer-lasting aroma, you may want to try an aromatherapy diffuser to freshen up a large space for a longer period.
It is important to note that essential oils and water do not mix. Be sure to shake the bottle before each use.
Room Spray Recipes For Summer
Using essential oils can make your home smell like summer with these air fresheners that will compliment the season.
1. Summer Spice Room Spray
Clove and cardamom really spice up the citrus oils in this homemade essential oil room spray.
2. Summer Getaway Room Spray
Feel like you need to get away? How about this emotionally supportive recipe, perfect for a staycation.
3. Mountain Breeze Room Spray
Don't sleep away the day, get up and find motivation and inspiration in with essential oil blend.
4. Refresh Mint Room Spray
Here is an easy energizing and deodorizing recipe, fabulous at enhancing the smell of a bathroom or musty laundry room.
5. Paradise Dreams Room Spray
Looking for a tropical escape? Try this one to cheer up your day!
6. Summer Citrus Room Spray
This sunny essential oil room spray makes a great all natural air freshener. Bergamot oil could substitute for one of the citrus oils in this blend.
7. Sun Kissed Room Spray
This blend comes from a diffuser recipe that I just love, it is fresh and the smell just makes me happy. I hope it does the same for you.
8. Summer Garden Room Spray
Bring the scents of an outdoor garden in with this DIY summer room spray.
What are the different ways you can use essential oils during the summer?
Here are some of the ways you can use essential oils for summer:
- Use a cooling essential oil such as peppermint, basil, or lavender to help cool you down on a hot day.
- If you are experiencing bug bites, try using a soothing essential oil like lavender or tea tree oil to help reduce the itch. Get our DIY Bug Bite Oil Blend.
- If you are feeling a little congested, try using a respiratory-supporting essential oil like eucalyptus or rosemary.
- Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a diffuser and enjoy the aromatherapy benefits. Read more about diffusing for summer: Summertime Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
- Add summer scented oils to your bath water for a refreshing and relaxing experience.
- Add them to your body lotion or moisturizer for extra hydration and cooling.
Summer Essential Oil Room Spray Recipes w/ Free Printable Labels
We created some free summer room spray tags for you to add to your homemade creations. It is a double tag, the front has the recipe name, the back reads "Shake well before use!". These are simple to use, just print out on white card stock, cut out, hole punch tags, place the tags back to back so when you flip the tag over you can read the backside, and attach with twine.
These tags are cute for gift giving and also make reusing bottles easy because no sticky residue on the bottle to deal with. Just simply untie the tag and rinse bottle in warm, soapy water.
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