Diy Room Spray With Essential Oils
A super speedy, natural room deodorizer made with essential oils and whipped up in under five minutes. And the best part? You can customize the scent! Having a simple, diy room spray is one of the easiest ways to set up your house as natural as possible. (read about my journey on transitioning to a holistic house here).
When you start becoming more and more aware of what’s in the products you use, your gut instinct is to change it all RIGHT NOW. Which basically leaves you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and like you’re failing.
At least that’s how it was for me.
So, my piece of advice? Keep it simple.
There will always be time to start making your own candles and soaps (which are two things I suck at horrifically fyi). Making the process less stressful is a far better plan (but you do need to make this chocolate lip chap. Because it’s amazing)
And what’s simpler than a diy room spray you can whip up in under five minutes?
I’m not going to go into detail as to why you should switch to homemade air fresheners. Just like soaps and lotions, they’re loaded with “fragrance” and often chemicals you can’t even get your hands on. It’s mildly depressing what’s actually in the products we use on our bodies and inhale in our homes.
These ingredients alter your hormones, they invoke headaches and they put you at risk for all sorts of other issues.
Learning how badly the products we use every day alter our hormones (and our fertility) was the biggest reason I started this journey.
And using essential oils instead of random fragrance is such an easy place to start!
This diy room spray contains only three ingredients and leaves your house smelling fresh and natural.
Plus, the recipe is completely customizable. So, find a combination of essential oils you love and get to it!
Essential oils blends
I used mini bottles for this recipe which drives my husband bonkers, but you can easily double it and use a larger spray bottle. Tip: the nozzle tops you buy at the dollar store actually fit on old Perrier bottles- which makes the perfect size for this homemade air freshener!
A lot of recipes you’ll see just call for water and essential oils. Personally, I find that this doesn’t hold the smell long enough. Sure, the house will smell great for five minutes but then the scent dissipates. The witch hazel though helps keep it around longer.
You can also make this diy room spray using vodka + essential oils. It works wonderfully buuuutt, I just can’t bring myself to waste vodka on a room spray! That sh*t is for drinking and deliciousness. Witch hazel works fine ?
As I mentioned, you can easily customize the scent to your personal preference, but below are a few of my favorite combos:
Ingredients In The Diy Room Spray
How To Make Essential Oil Spray
Add the witch hazel and essential oils into the glass bottle, fill the remaining bit with water. Shake & enjoy!
For the essential oils, use 15 drops total. If there are two oils you’d like to use, add 7-8 drops each etc. If you want one scent more prominent than the others, add more of that oil.
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Diy Room Spray With Essential Oils
- Glass spray bottle
- 15 drops essential oils
- 1/8 cup Witch Hazel
- Distilled water
- Add the witch hazel and essential oils into the glass bottle, fill the remaining bit with water. Shake & enjoy!
- For the essential oils, use 15 drops total. If there are two oils you’d like to use, add 7-8 drops each etc. If you want one scent more prominent than the others, add more of that oil.
Making the switch to a more natural house doesn’t have to be hard. Start with the basics and whip up a batch (or two!) of this three-ingredient, five-minute diy room spray. Customize the scent with your favorite blend of essential oils and enjoy the knowledge that you’re reducing some chemicals in your home.
What’s your favorite oil blend?! I always need some new ideas…