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Pink Grapefruit Room Spray,

Make your own room spray with essential oils for a healthier home.

pink grapefruit room spray

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:

materials needed for room spray

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:

Step 1

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.

step 1 - add the essential oils to the room spray

Step 2

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.

step 2 - add witch hazel

Step 3

After adding the oils and the witch hazel, fill the bottle up with distilled water.

add water to bottle

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.

room spray tip

Step 4

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


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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
  • Marker
paper bag for room spray label

Step 1

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.

ripped paper bag piece

Step 2

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.

Room Spray Label

Once your label is done and attached, you can tie on a ribbon or jute string to dress the bottle up a little.

add jute or a ribbon to the room spray bottle

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.


Looking for more healthy living recipes: I recommend these:
Gel Air Freshener
Hanging Sachet – No-sew
Silky Skin Spray
Natural Cleaning Supplies
No-Sew Lavender Drawer Sachet
Psoriasis Balm


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Michelle

Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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78 Comments

  1. That is awesome….have to look into this when I’ve moved πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I love coming up with different recipes, too. πŸ™‚

      1. This is really great. I love this diy.
        Keep it up Michelle. ❀

        1. Thank you so much!

          1. You are welcome. ❀

  2. christinafayerepurposed says:

    I bet this smells so good! I love giving handmade items as gifts. I know your mom and mom-in-law will be very happy! Hope you are well πŸ™‚

    1. It smells great! πŸ™‚ They both loved it. I was just thinking of you the other day and hoping you were doing well! πŸ™‚

      1. christinafayerepurposed says:

        I sent you an email πŸ™‚

  3. Grapefruit is the BEST scent ever! I will look into making this once I buy a house. I’m missing the glass jars and distilled water. Good to know that there are natural alternatives. I don’t plan on buying any more store-bought room sprays. 🌻🌻

    1. It does smell amazing! I hope you get to make it soon. Glad I could help! πŸ™‚

  4. I love all things pink grapefruit! This is another great “essential oils” idea.

    1. Pink grapefruit does smell amazing!! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  5. I love this idea. When we were selling our house a while back, we heard that something with a citrus smell was recommended to spray in your home before someone came to look at it. It was a win-win because we enjoyed the scent too. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. That’s a great idea! Thank you for the tip. I’ll remember that when we put our house up for sale. I keep worrying that with 2 cats and a dog there’s going to be a weird smell that I’m used to, but others will notice. haha!

      1. I know what you mean! We have two dogs also and we often light candles before people come over because we wonder the same thing.

  6. Thanks, Michelle, I can’t wait to try this. I didn’t realize it was so easy!

    1. It’s very easy and smells amazing! I hope you love it, too!

      1. I’m sure I will, I’m a great fan of citrus.

  7. Love this! Pink grapefruit EO smells amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I agree! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. I started making my own ‘spray before you go’ concoctions and I certainly should make some of this room spray. I think the pink grapefruit oil will be a lovely scent for any room and would be a great gift for a house warming.

    1. The “spray before you go” is a good idea! I would love to see your room spray! Yes, room sprays do make great housewarming gifts.

      1. I think I’ll see if I can get in to the store where I normally buy my essential oils without having to stand in line, 30 deep! If not I’ll order some of the grapefruit eo online. I think I would like that one. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the room spray recipe. πŸ™‚

        1. I hope you can find some. I know what you mean about the lines. Ugh! Good luck! πŸ™‚

          1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ It is a zoo out there!

  9. I adore citrus and grapefruit is one of my favourites so I’ve bookmarked this to try, thank you! Lisa x

    1. Thank you! I hope you get to make one soon!

  10. I love this! Sounds very nice, will have to try it out!

    1. Thank you! It’s so easy to make, too. πŸ™‚

  11. I would really like to try these recipes. The grapefruit sounds lovely, but I think the Sea Breeze would be my favourite (or the lemonade) … I need to save this post πŸ”–

    1. I like those, too. This is so easy to make, too! I hope you get to try it. πŸ™‚

      1. I did 😊 xx

  12. cdloken says:

    Oh my goodness I bet this room spray smells AMAZING! Love the scent of citrus! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. It does smell wonderful! And it’s so easy to make, too! πŸ™‚

  13. Sounds like it’d be my favorite!!

    1. It does smell amazing!! πŸ™‚

  14. I love this one and peach is another. I cannot find hardly any deodorizers that truly absorb. Cinnamon was my latest trial.πŸ€”

    1. I bet peach would smell good, too. I never thought of that one! Cinnamon can be okay, but it can also be a bit too much, too. πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Michelle, I’m all for cutting chemicals. New name for my blog. ❀️

    1. That’s a great idea!! πŸ˜€

  16. this is brilliant! I am going to try it out michelle! What a cool idea! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! I hope you get to make it soon! πŸ™‚

  17. That is a very cool idea!

    1. Thank you so much!

  18. I’m sure this is going to smell good. I need to try it as well.

    1. Yes, it smells amazing! I hope you get to try it! πŸ™‚

  19. I know the fragrance must be wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. It does smell really good! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  20. I use essential oils all the time. So much nicer than artificial sprays. I have a mix of geranium and lemon on the go in an oil burner on my desk.

    1. I agree! I bet the geranium and lemon smell really good together. I need to get some more geranium. Thanks for the reminder! πŸ™‚

  21. I love this Michele, love the way the bottle looks, and the fragrance sounds divine. Thanks <3

    1. Thank you so much! It smells so good! πŸ™‚

  22. Love this gift idea! I would probably pick lavender or lemon-scented myself but I bet the pink grapefruit was delicious too!

    1. I love both of those, too. I usually make lavender for my bedroom. πŸ™‚

  23. Very wonderful post..loved it

    1. Thank you so much!

  24. This recipe is perfect! We just got a new bottle of witch hazel, too!

    1. Perfect! I always have to stock up on it. πŸ˜€

  25. Mmm, I love grapefruit. It just brightens any room and reminds me of summer! This is a really fun idea for using essential oil in your home.

    1. Thank you! I love the smell of grapefruit, too. It’s so refreshing!

  26. aimsysantics says:

    This sounds like such a lovely room spray. I bet it is really refreshing, and a bit nicer than a lemon spray.
    Also what a fab idea with the labels!
    I made a room spray once before with essential oils to keep mosquitoes at bay.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    1. Thank you! It does smell very refreshing. The room spray to keep mosquitoes away is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much!

  27. This must smell amazing! Great recipe, Michelle!

    1. It does! So refreshing! Thank you!!

  28. Sounds lovely!

    1. It really is! Thank you!

  29. This sounds like a lovely homemade gift! I’ve never made my own room spray before but I really should, the process is so simple x

    Sophie

    1. It does make a great gift! You should give it a try. It’s super easy and smells amazing! πŸ™‚

  30. sounds wonderful – grapefruit has such a fresh scent that wakes up the senses!

    1. It is a very refreshing room spray! Thank you!

  31. LOVE this gift you gave to the mothers in your life. What a brilliant idea. πŸ˜‰ Coming from you — I’m not surprised in the least!

    I can almost smell the refreshing scent through this screen. I didn’t know that pink grapefruit oil was so good for oily, acne prone skin though. Hmm, interesting! Natural skin care can’t be beat in my opinion. Lord only knows where those chemicals go after they sink into our skin! 😲

    The lemonade room spray recipe sounds divine too! Lemon always wakes me right up and makes me feel so much happier and focused. I suppose that’s why the color yellow in general is supposed to work the same way.

    Awesome share Michelle! Thank you. β™₯

    1. Thank you! They loved it, too. πŸ™‚ I love natural skincare, too because I’m sure those chemicals from store-bought products are floating around in our bloodstreams. How scary!
      Lemon wakes me up, too! Yellow is such a happy color – it’s even the color of my car! haha! πŸ˜€

  32. What a brilliant idea! I keep buying reed diffusers and such and I never thought of making a room spray myself, gotta give it a try. Also, I love the label, such a simple and creative idea πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Yes, you should give it a try! It’s really easy to make. If you do, let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

  33. That Plant Therapy oil is AMAZING! This room spray must smell fantastic. Love how easy this is. πŸ™‚

    1. I agree! I love it! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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