Homemade Essential Oil Sprays Made Easy - DIY Aromatherapy

Homemade Essential Oil Sprays Made Easy - DIY Aromatherapy

One of the easiest ways to use essential oils every day is by using homemade essential oil sprays.

Sprays are a simple and fun way to incorporate essential oils into your routine.  If you make them up in advance, they will be readily available when you need them.

Whether you are a DIYer or not, making essential oil sprays is super simple.  In fact, my nine year old son can even make them by himself. You only need a couple of items and the process takes only a few minutes.

Making Aromatherapy Sprays

In our spray recipes we use filtered or distilled water to prevent contamination or spoilage of essential oil sprays from impurities found in tap water.  Alternatively, you can boil tap water, let it cool and then use that water for your sprays, if that is all that is available.

In some recipes you may prefer to use witch hazel (alcohol free) instead of water. I like to use in my sprays that will be sprayed on my body, like facial toners, bug sprays, deodorant sprays, hand sanitizers, etc. I use it for my yoga mat sprays too.

Witch hazel has many soothing and beneficial properties, read more about witch hazel and its uses.

We have created a fabulous DIY Essential Oil Spray Recipes Guide that has 50 Essential Oil Spray Recipes to try, room sprays, air fresheners and even aromatherapy mist. Use these in your home, office, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, etc. Get our FREE Recipe Guide with printable labels and gift tags at the bottom of the page.

How To Make Essential Oil Spray Recipes

Directions: Add 10-20 drops of essential oils of choice (or pick one of our recipes below) and grain alcohol. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, add spray top and shake well. Dry bottle and label your spray. Shake well before each use.

DIY Recipe Tips for Use

  • Spray can be used immediately but I have noticed that if you give it 24 hours to marinate and blend together, the smell seems strong.
  • There are a variety of essential oil combinations you can use for your sprays.  Even single oil sprays can be very powerful.
  • I recommend having your favorite oils ready in a spray, you can use them as air fresheners, room sprays, cleaning sprays, body sprays, so many possibilities. 
  • If you omit the grain alcohol, use spray within 2 -3 weeks for freshness.

Single Essential Oil Sprays To Make

Here are my favorite single oil sprays I like to have readily available so I can use them throughout the day and some ways that I have used them.

    - Lavender Spray: Perfect for pillow mist, bedtime room spray, relaxation body spray, natural perfume mist.

    - Peppermint Spray: Wonderful as a cooling spray, like post workout or during hot flash, uplifting body mist, minty air freshener.

    - Tea Tree Spray (aka Melaleuca): Cleaning spray, refreshing face spritz, foot deodorizer spray.

    - Lemon Spray: Great odor eliminator spray, germ killing cleaning spray, bathroom spray, office air freshener.

    - White Fir Spray: Excellent energy spray, better than chemicals pine air freshener, Christmas spray (when ever we had a fake tree up for Christmas, this was my go to spray to make the house smell like we had a real tree)

    So really, the sky is the limit as far as possible essential oil sprays go, you just have to be willing to get out the ingredients and start making sprays.

    50 DIY Essential Oil Spray Blends

    Get our recipe guide below for 54 different essential oil combinations for fabulous sprays.

    1. Clean Linen Spray

    Spritz onto linen and allow to air dry

    • 8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 8 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
    • 4 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    2. Sleepy Time Pillow Mist

    Lightly mist on pillow 10 minutes before bedtime

    • 15 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

    3. Refreshing Room Spray

    Spray into air to refresh any room

    • 8 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 4 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

    4. Mood Mist Aromatherapy Spray

    Mist into air when you need uplifting

    • 10 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
    • 5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 5 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

    5. Spiced Cider Room Spray

    Spray in room or office to scent the air with spice

    • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 6 drops Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
    • 6 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

    6. Citrus Burst Aromatherapy Mist

    Enjoy a citrus burst to enhance your mood, just mist into air

    • 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 4 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 4 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
    • 4 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
    • 4 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

    7. Citrus Forest Air Freshener

    Spritz in room to transform the space

    • 5 drops White Fir (Abies alba)
    • 5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

    8. Calm Me Down Aromatherapy Mist

    Mist into air to create a calming space

    • 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
    • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

    9. Ignite Your Passion Mist

    Spray in room to set the mood

    • 6 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
    • 6 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 4 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
    • 4 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

    10. Owie Spray

    Use alcohol free witch hazel instead of water, spritz on cut or sore and let air dry

    • 5 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
    • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
    • Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

    11. #2 Toilet Spray

    Spritz #2 spray into toilet bowl before going to get rid of odor

    • 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
    • 5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • 5 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
    • 5 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

    12. Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

    Use witch hazel instead of water, spray yoga mat down, wipe clean and let air dry completely

    • 12 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • 8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

    13. Man Cave Spray

    Spray in room to transform the space

    • 7 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
    • 7 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
    • 6 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)

    14. Fresh Floral Air Freshener

    Spray in air to freshen up any room with a floral aroma

    • 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 6 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
    • 4 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

    15. Itch Be Gone Spray

    Use alcohol free witch hazel instead of water, spritz on itchy area and let air dry

    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

    16. Good Morning Aromatherapy Mist

    Spritz in room to start the day off right

    • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 6 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 6 drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

    17. Spray On Deodorant

    Use alcohol free witch hazel instead of water, spray under arms and let air dry

    • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

    18. Sweet Dreams Room Spray

    Spritz in room before bedtime

    • 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 7 drops Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
    • 6 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

    19. Bed Bug Away Spray

    Spray on bare mattress, let air dry

    • 5 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
    • 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 5 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
    • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

    20. Rejuvenating Aromatherapy Mist

    Mist around home or office as needed

    • 10 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 6 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 4 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

    21. Orange Spice Air Freshener

    Spray in any room to freshen air, perfect for bathroom

    • 10 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 5 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
    • 5 drops Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

    22. Magnolia Bliss Room Spray

    Spritz into air, enjoy the calming aroma

    • 10 drops Magnolia (Michelia Alba)
    • 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
    • 4 drops Sandalwood (Santalum album)

    23. Festive Kitchen Spray

    Spray in kitchen for a festive aroma

    • 12 drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
    • 8 drops Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
    • 2 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

    24. Citrus Clean Surface Spray

    Spray on household or office surfaces, wipe clean

    • 6 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 6 drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
    • 6 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

    25. Holiday Spice Room Spray

    Spray in home to enjoy a Holiday aroma

    • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 6 drops Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
    • 6 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

    26. Stress Relief  Aromatherapy Mist

    Mist in room or office to reduce stress

    • 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
    • 5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

    27. Blissful Air Freshener

    Spray in any room to freshen air, perfect for bathroom

    • 8 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • 8 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 4 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)

    28. Germ Away Spray

    Spray on household surfaces and wipe clean

    • 12 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 6 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • 2 drops Oregano (Oreganum vulgare)

    29. Peaceful Child Aromatherapy Mist

    Spray as needed when child need calming

    • 10 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
    • 4 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 2 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
    • 2 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
    • 2 drops Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

    30. Outdoorsy Room Spray

    Spray in room and enjoy the outdoor aroma

    • 8 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
    • 6 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 3 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

    31. Falling Leaves Room Spray

    Spritz into air for a wonderful fall scent

    • 14 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 3 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
    • 3 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

    32. Focus Blend Aromatherapy Mist

    Spray in air to help focus on the task at hand

    • 10 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 10 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

    33. All Natural Dryer Sheet

    Spray on washcloth and place into dryer with wet load of laundry, dry as usual

    • 15 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    34. Herb Kitchen Spray

    Spray in kitchen for an herbal makeover

    • 5 drops Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
    • 5 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
    • 5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

    35. Fido Fart Be Gone Spray

    Gassy dog? Spritz this spray in the room

    • 8 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

    36. Memory Boosting Spray

    Spray in air and deeply inhale aroma

    • 8 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 8 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
    • 4 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

    37. All Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray

    Use alcohol free witch hazel instead of water, spray on hands, rub together and let air dry

    • 10 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    • Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

    38. Full of Energy Aromatherapy Mist

    Spray around your environment when you need energy

    • 10 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

    39. Pumpkin Pie Room Spray

    Spray in air for a scrumptious aroma

    • 8 drops Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
    • 5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 4 drops Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
    • 3 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

    40. Antibacterial Cleaning Spray

    Spray on area to be cleaned and wipe off with microfiber cloth

    • 10 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    41. Lavender Fresh Linen Spray

    Spray onto linen for lavender freshness, allow to air dry

    • 14 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 4 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    • 2 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

    42. Summer Fresh Air Freshener

    Spray in air for a summer fresh scent

    • 10 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
    • 5 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

    43. No Dust Mites Spray

    Spray on mattress and let air dry or use on dusting cloth

    • 8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 6 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
    • 6 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    44. Thankful Home Room Spray

    Spray to create a pleasant atmosphere

    • 5 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    • 5 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
    • 5 drops Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
    • 5 drops Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

    45. Air Purification Room Spray

    Spray into air to cleanse the space

    • 10 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
    • 5 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

    46. Joyful Blend Aromatherapy Mist

    Spray in air and deeply inhale the aroma

    • 6 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 6 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 4 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
    • 4 drops Melissa (Melissa officinalis)

    47. Mountain Breeze Room Spray

    Spray in air for a refreshing scent

    • 10 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
    • 6 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

    48. A Walk in the Woods Spray

    Spray in air for a woodsy aroma

    • 8 drops Frankincense Boswellia carterii
    • 8 drops Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
    • 4 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)

    49. Odor Away Bathroom Spray

    Spray around bathroom to freshen and get rid of odors

    • 10 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
    • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

    50. Spring Fresh Aromatherapy Mist

    Mist in air and deeply inhale the aroma

    • 6 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
    • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 5 drops May Chang (Litsea cubeba)
    • 4 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

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