Creating a custom, all-natural room spray can be a fun and easy way to freshen up any space in your home. If you're ready to make your own essential oil room spray, these recipes provide a great starting point.
Essential oil room sprays are becoming increasingly popular due to their natural fragrances and odor-eliminating properties. Not only do they make your house smell better, but they also help purify the air in your home.
Best Essential Oils for Room Sprays
The first step is selecting the essential oils you would like to use for your spray. Depending on the scent you are trying to achieve, there are different combinations of essential oils that will work best for this purpose.
Some popular choices include lavender, eucalyptus, grapefruit, ylang ylang, orange, peppermint, and lemon. Once you have chosen your desired scent combination, it's time to move onto the next step.
How to Make Essential Oil Room Sprays
Room sprays are really simple to make when you have essential oils on hand. It just takes some distilled water and essential oils.
I like to add a little grain alcohol (like Everclear) for preservative actions, but if you plan to use your recipe in a few weeks you can omit it.
You will need a spray bottle as well. For these recipes, I like to use small glass spray bottles, either 1 oz or 2 oz. Their small size allows them to be used quicker so another scent can be tried. I like being able to switch it up!
To use, simply mist the room evenly and enjoy the scent. You can also spray on linens for a light, refreshing scent. Here is the basic recipe for an Essential Oil Room Spray:
Basic Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe
Directions: Add essential oils from the essential oil blend you choose below into the bottle with grain alcohol and gently swirl. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, add the spray top and shake well. Dry bottle and label your spray. Shake well before each use.
Tip: It is best to let your homemade room spray "marinate" for about a day so the scents have time to mingle. Be sure to shake spray before using each time.
Distilled or filtered water is preferred to keep the integrity of your spray mixture pure (impurities in tap water could alter your spray).
Essential Oil Room Spray Recipes
Essential oil room sprays are a great way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy without needing a diffuser. Room sprays can be used throughout the day to help refresh, relax, and focus. They are also a great way to enjoy scent without overwhelming a room with fragrance.
As the holidays approach, I am already thinking about the yummy sweets that come along with these special feasts. These thoughts are where the Dessert Inspired Essential Oil Room Spray Recipes came from. I hope you enjoy them!
Here are the yummy Dessert Inspired DIY Room Sprays:
Classic Pumpkin Pie
- 3 drops Nutmeg essential oil
- 3 drops Cardamom essential oil
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
- 2 drops Ginger essential oil
Zesty Key Lime Pie
- 4 drops Lime essential oil
- 4 drops Vanilla absolute
- 2 drops Lemon oil
American Apple Pie
- 3 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 3 drops Ginger oil
- 2 drops Clove oil
- 2 drops Vanilla absolute
Tart Lemon Meringue Pie
- 5 drops Lemon essential oil
- 3 drops Vanilla absolute
- 1 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 2 drops Vanilla absolute
- 2 drops Cardamom essential oil
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 2 drops Clove essential oil
- 2 drops Ginger essential oil
Vanilla Absolute (Not Essential Oil) For DIY Room Spray
You may have noticed a theme for vanilla in these recipes. The vanilla scent really adds that sweet and yummy aroma that desserts and baked goods have. That aroma usually comes from vanilla extract when baking, but that is not what I use in my recipes.
You may know that Vanilla does not come in the form of essential oil but you can buy it as an absolute which offers similar benefits. You can read more about absolutes here.
Here is my favorite vanilla absolute that I use in my recipes.
Tips For Making Room Sprays
Making your own room spray with essential oils is a great way to freshen up your space and make it smell inviting. But there are some tips you'll want to keep in mind while crafting these DIY sprays. Find out what you need to know before getting started on making the perfect room spray.
- Choose high-quality essential oils that are safe for use.
- Some of the most popular aromas for room sprays include citrus, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus.
- Consider blending multiple essential oils together to create a unique scent.
- Once you've chosen the right combination of essential oils, it's time to assemble the supplies you'll need to create your room sprays. You will need an empty spray bottle or container, distilled water, witch hazel or vodka, and your chosen essential oils.
- Make sure all supplies are clean and sterile before starting.
- Mix all ingredients together carefully in the bottle or container, then shake gently until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Don't forget to label your creation!
With just a little bit of effort and creativity, you can easily craft a unique scent that will fill any room with pleasant aromas. Remember that essential oil room sprays fade over time - so don’t be afraid to spray them again. Experiment with different combinations until you find one that works best for you!
Different Types Of Room Spray Containers
When it comes to making room sprays, the container you choose is just as important as your essential oil blend. The type of container you use can affect the longevity and scent of your DIY room spray.
Here are some popular types of containers for essential oil room sprays.
Glass Bottle Sprayer
For a simple, classic option, a glass bottle is ideal. Glass provides a sturdy and attractive way to store the spray and can be reused with different blends of oils or even water and witch hazel if you want an air freshener instead.
Metal containers are becoming increasingly popular due to their durability and resistance to damage from oils or liquids. Metal spray bottles such as tins or aluminum bottles have great line designs and come in different sizes depending on how much spray you need. A drawback to metal containers is that they can corrode over time if exposed to too much moisture but this can be avoided if stored properly.
Plastic Spray Bottles
Plastic containers are probably the most common type used for DIY essential oil room sprays due to their affordability and variety of shapes, colors, and sizes available. Plastic offers a lightweight alternative to glass or metal options but may not be suitable for storing essential oils. Oils such as ylang ylang due to its strong scent which can seep into plastic over time. For this reason, it’s best to store essential oils in glass containers.
No matter what type of container you choose for your homemade room spray, make sure it’s suitable for the ingredients being stored in it so that you don’t end up with a damaged product. You may also repurpose an old bottle or jar for storage.
How To Store Room Sprays with Essential Oils
Storing your homemade room sprays is key for their longevity, and in turn, the success of your DIY endeavors. Room sprays can be stored in a variety of places, depending on the individual’s needs.
It is important to keep your room sprays in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This will help ensure that the essential oils remain potent and effective. If you plan to store them in a bathroom or kitchen cabinet, take into consideration that heat and moisture can break down the ingredients faster.
Storage for Traveling
When traveling with your homemade room spray, it is recommended that you use travel-friendly containers that are leak-proof and secure. Typically made of plastic, these containers come with lids and travel caps to prevent spills during transport.
Additionally, if you’re using an older repurposed container for storage, make sure there are not cracks or chips are sealed properly so there are no leaks while traveling with the room spray.
By considering all these factors when storing your homemade room spray, you can ensure its effectiveness and longevity while keeping it safe during transport.
Final Thoughts on Rooms Spray Recipes with Essential Oils
In conclusion, room sprays are a great way to add scent and ambiance to any home or office. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when selecting and storing room sprays. Natural alternatives, such as essential oils, offer a safe and sustainable alternative for those looking for greener options.
With the right knowledge and resources, anyone can make their own homemade room spray recipes with essential oils. This is a great way to customize scents that fit your personal preference while still being mindful of environmental factors.
So, why not give it a try? With just a few simple ingredients you can create beautiful scents that fill your home with natural aromas and make any occasion more enjoyable.