Make your own room spray with essential oils for a healthier home.
For Mother’s Day this year, I made both my mom and Mother-in-law a basket full of handmade goodies. One of the items I made was a homemade room spray using Grapefruit Pink essential oil.
Grapefruit Pink essential oil smells so light and refreshing. It’s great at lightening up mental fatigue and moodiness. And as women we know we can all use something to lighten the moodiness!
Not only is this essential oil great as a room spray, but it can also be added to a carrier oil or to creams and lotions to be used as a natural toner. It works great on oily and blemish-prone skin.
How to Make Your Own Room Spray
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What you need:
Why use colored glass bottles?
Pure essential oils are very potent and may cause deterioration to plastic containers. Therefore, airtight glass containers are best for storing essential oils. Essential oils that are diluted can be stored in plastic containers. Technically since room spray is diluted a plastic container can be used. I just prefer to store my room spray in glass containers just in case.
Sunlight can cause essential oils to expire faster than expected. Amber or blue colored bottles are best at prolonging the life of the oils.
Why use witch hazel?
Witch hazel helps the water and essential oils combine, which helps the scent linger in the air longer. If you want you can use vodka instead of witch hazel, although vodka is more pricey.
Why use distilled water?
Distilled water is the purest type of water there is. Using distilled water is best when you have something that will be sitting for a while, such as room spray. Distilled water prevents contamination of room sprays from impurities that are found in tap water.
However, if you do not have distilled water, you can boil tap water, let it cool, then use for your room spray.
What you do:
First, add 20-30 drops essential oil to the bottle. Add more if you want a stronger scent or less if you don’t want a strong scent.
For this recipe I used Grapefruit Pink essential oil blend, but feel free to use any essential oils you like.
Next, add 1 tablespoon of witch hazel to the bottle. I use a funnel so I don’t spill any, but this is optional of course.
After adding the oils and the witch hazel, fill the bottle up with distilled water.
Tip: Don’t fill the water all the way to the top of the bottle. You need to allow room for the nozzle so the room spray doesn’t overflow. I only fill mine to where the bottle starts to go in at the top.
Add the nozzle to your room spray and you’re done! To use your homemade room spray, just give it a little shake each time before spraying. Then spray around the room and enjoy the nice refreshing scent!
Here are some great recipes to try:
Sea Breeze: 10 drops lavender, 10 drops lime, 5 drops spearmint
Herb Garden: 15 drops lemon, 8 drops rosemary, 5 drops thyme, 5 drops spearmint
Island Living: 15 drops sweet orange, 10 drops ylang-ylang, 10 drops ginger
Lemonade: 20 drops lemon, 5 drops basil, 5 drops spearmint
Room Spray Label
I added a label to my bottles so my mom and mother-and-law would know what was inside. If you’re giving this as a gift, it’s a good idea to include directions on the label as well.
What you need:
- Paper bag (you can grab 100 of these at Walmart for around $2)
- Packaging tape
Tear a small piece off the paper bag and rip the edges off. This gives the label a more rustic look. Hold it the ripped piece up to the room spray bottle to make sure it looks right. If it’s too big, just keep ripping the edges down until it’s the right size.
With the marker, write the name of the room spray on the ripped bag piece. Place the label on the bottle and cover with the packaging tape.
Once your label is done and attached, you can tie on a ribbon or jute string to dress the bottle up a little.
That’s it! This is such an easy recipe and makes your home smell so good!
Room sprays make excellent housewarming gifts as well as gifts for family, friends, neighbors, and teachers!
Have you ever made your own room spray?
If you make your own, I’d love to see it! Tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or feel free to share it on my Facebook page.