If you’re looking to invite a fresh new scent into your space, why not consider creating a DIY room spray? With only 3 easy steps and a few customizable ingredients, you can transform the atmosphere in your home, delighting the senses and elevating your mood. We’ve even given you a few of our favorite essential oil scent combinations—relaxing lavender, romantic rose, and fresh citrus—to get your started, and help you find a fragrance that’s sure to please.
There is nothing more invigorating than stepping into a room that awakens your sense of smell and elevates your mood. Harnessing the power of aromatherapy, these essential-oil-based DIY room sprays will do just that. Completely customizable, they can be tailored to suit your environment and preferences. Keep it simple using only the three base ingredients, or give your bottles a whimsical look by adding fresh or dried foliage at the end. Use them in your own home or add a handwritten label tied with twine for a unique gift that is both beautiful and practical!
DIY ROOM SPRAY SUPPLIES
- Spray Bottles, approximately 4 oz. in size
- A Small Funnel (optional)
- Twine and Tags, for gift labeling (optional)
- Distilled Water
- Witch Hazel, unscented
- Essential Oils, of your choice
- Fresh (or Dried) Herbs and Flowers (optional)
Place your essential oils into the bottle. How many drops you’ll need will depend on the size of your spray bottle and how strong you want the scent to be, but typically you’ll need 35-40 drops for a 4 oz. spray bottle.
Pour 1.5 oz. of Witch Hazel into your spray bottle—you may find it helpful to use a small funnel for this step—then shake to combine well with the oils. Add 1.5 oz. of distilled water and shake again. (The Witch Hazel enables the water and oils to combine so don’t be tempted to skip this important ingredient!)
If you wish to strengthen the scent, additional drops of essential oils can be added at this point. Just keep the ratio between oils the same and re-shake to blend!
Select flowers or herbs that compliment your oil selection and add to your spray before sealing with the lid. If you’re gifting the spray, tie a handwritten tag to the bottle with twine—now you’re ready to use or gift your aromatic creation!
DIY ESSENTIAL OIL ROOM SPRAY SCENT COMBINATIONS WE LOVE
We’ve selected three essential oils we love—lavender, rose, and lemon—and paired them with complimentary oils to form scent recipes that will create a delightful atmosphere in your home. In search of calm? Spritz one of our Relaxing Lavender combos. In need of pampering? Fill the air with our Romantic Rose blend. Want to purify the air and invigorate the room? Reach for a Fresh Citrus blend. The options are endless!
Use lavender essential oil on its own to soothe and relax, or combine it with frankincense essential oil for a luxuriously calming scent. Looking for a slightly brighter scent to re-energize your mind and lift your spirits? Try pairing lavender with lemon essential oil.
- Lavender essential oil: 15-20 drops
- Frankincense or Lemon essential oil: 15-20 drops
Indulgent and romantic, the floral tones of rose essential oil blend beautifully with a range of other oils including bergamot, neroli, and sandalwood. But if you really want to bottle up the romance, we love the combination of rose with ylang ylang, bergamot, and patchouli.
- Rose essential oil: 10 drops
- Ylang Ylang essential oil: 6 drops
- Bergamot essential oil: 4 drops
- Patchouli essential oil: 4 drops
Fresh and Clean Citrus
Purify the air and freshen the room with citrus scents. Try a combination of lemon essential oil with tea tree and orange essential oils for a spray that is both invigorating and antibacterial, or pair lemon with rosemary and grapefruit essential oils.
- Lemon essential oil: 20 drops
- Tea Tree essential oil: 10 drops
- Orange essential oil: 10 drops
- Lemon essential oil: 20 drops
- Rosemary essential oil: 10 drops
- Grapefruit essential oil: 10 drops
Disclaimer: Some essential oils can be harmful to pets. We recommend researching which oils will work best in your home, and consulting a doctor if necessary, before making these sprays.
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