I am so excited this week to welcome Hollyn from the blog Our Simple Graces to share how to make room spray with essential oils. I hope you enjoy this all natural DIY as much as I did xo
Hollyn is a military wife, mom to three littles (3 yrs & under!), and creator of the blog Our Simple Graces. She loves learning new skills, making delicious sourdough pastries and breads, sharing from scratch recipes, and striving to live a more non-toxic life.
In this post, I am sharing how to make room spray with essential oils. It is so simple to do and I love that you can make your room smell amazing without any of the toxic chemicals traditional store-bought room sprays contain.
Before we talk about how to make this room spray, let’s talk about why you would want to make your own spray.
Most air freshener sprays you can purchase are filled with synthetic chemical fragrances and other toxic ingredients which are known to be extremely harmful to your health. This site is fantastic for vetting any cleaning products you are considering bringing into your home. After a quick search on some popular air fresheners, I quickly saw how toxic those are. With 3 littles running around and wanting to be as healthy as I can be for our family, eliminating toxins from our home when I can is a high priority for me.
Making your own room spray is a great way to ensure that you are not exposing yourself or your family to toxic chemicals while still enjoying wonderfully fresh scents in your home. Scented with pure essential oils instead of chemical fragrance, you can breathe without filling your lungs with toxins.
I am excited to share this non-toxic room spray recipe with you and hope you love it as much as I do!
What Ingredients Are Used For Room Spray
For this room spray recipe, I use a combination of filtered water, unscented witch hazel and essential oils. The essential oils are meant to neutralize odours in the air, purify the air and invigorate the air with aromatherapy. Unscented witch hazel helps to disperse the essential oils with the water. It helps the scent to travel further and disperse more evenly. Always give the room spray a little shake before spraying to remix the ingredients.
Supplies You will Need
- Fine Mist Glass Spray Bottle
- Unscented Witch Hazel
- Filtered Water
- Essential Oils
- Small Funnel
How To Make A Room Spray With Essential Oils
1 ) Gather your materials and ingredients. You can measure out the water and witch hazel, however it is not crucial the amounts are exact for this recipe. So instead of measuring, I like to eyeball this one.
2 ) Fill the glass spray bottle halfway with unscented witch hazel. Fill the rest of the bottle with filtered water – leaving room for the essential oils. Add in 25-30 drops of essential oils for a 2 oz spray bottle. Adjust the amount of essential oils if you are making your room spray in a larger bottle. I have listed my favourite combinations for room spray below.
3 ) Place the spray nozzle back on the glass bottle, give it a little a shake and spritz your fresh, non-toxic room spray to experience all the benefits of air fresheners without all of the unhealthy qualities.
What Kind Of Spray Bottle Should You Use For DIY Room Spray?
When making recipes with essential oils, selecting a dark coloured glass is best since the essential oils may lose their potency when exposed to sunlight. There is also a potential for essential oils to erode plastic. Glass makes the best choice in choosing a spray bottle.
Essential Oil Combination Ideas For DIY Room Spray
These room sprays are so fun and easy to make. Feel free to play around with different essential oil combinations to find one that you love!
- Lemongrass + Eucalyptus – slightly sweet from the lemongrass but balanced with the fresh and clean scent of the eucalyptus. Both do a great job of freshening the air and neutralizing odours – my favourite for bathrooms.
- Lavender + Peppermint – this essential oil combo invites a peaceful and calming atmosphere. Peppermint refreshes, invigorates and purifies the air while the lavender adds a subtle sweet and floral note. Perfect for living spaces or bedroom.
- Bergamot + Tea Tree – a sweet, citrusy and earthy combination. This is a great summertime room spray. Tea tree is an odour neutralizer and air purifier. Bergamot invites relaxing and calm atmosphere while giving off a light citrus scent.
- Lemon + Rosemary – zesty, minty and evergreen scents mingle together beautifully in this combination. Lemon has great cleansing properties and is odour neutralizing. Rosemary has a bold scent that pairs beautifully with lemon and helps create a calm, focused environment.
For more Essential Oil DIYs and to learn about the oils I personally use head on over to my blog Our Simple Graces.
You can also find me on Instagram @OurSimpleGraces
Enjoy this free download for printable labels for your room spray. Grab some waterproof sticker printing paper and add these to your glass spray bottles. Put one in each room of the house or give them as gifts for birthdays or holidays!