My kids are obsessed with those plug-in room deodorizers and candles. But I can’t stand the smell of most of them – they’re too strong and fake. But what I do love is the smell of essential oils. It’s easy as can be to make your own essential oil room sprays with three simple ingredients – water, alcohol, and essential oils.
You can spritz it anywhere that needs a bit of freshening – bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, closets, anywhere! You can make the scent as strong or light as you want by altering the amount of essential oil.
I’m partial to orange and jasmine because it reminds me of Hawaii (not a bad thing!). Peppermint, lavender, lemon, bergamot, cinnamon, rose and rosemary are very nice too, but you can use just about any essential oil you combination you like. I like to spritz different blends according to my mood, time of year or day.
Essential Oil Air Freshener Blends
1. Relaxing bedroom blend
2. Energizing kitchen blend
3. Focusing office blend
4. Deodorizing bathroom blend
5. Freshen the air blend
Bring the scent of the outdoors inside with the energizing scents rosemary and juniper or use the uplifting scents of mint or basil.
6. Mood boosting blend
There’s nothing like the clean, refreshing scent of citrus to make things a bit cheerier. Sweet orange oil is sunny, refreshing and energizing as well as relaxing. Lemon combined with eucalyptus and mint creates an invigorating aroma that’s perfect for spritzing on dreary days.
7. Warming blend
8. Breathe Easy Blend
The vodka is an essential ingredient for the room spray. You probably know that oil and water don’t mix, but adding a little alcohol fixes that. It disperses the oil and also helps the scent linger longer in the air.
Buy the highest proof alcohol that you can find; I often use grain alcohol. And definitely go with the cheapest, you don’t need to use anything expensive. Avoid rubbing alcohol, however.
If you want to scale the recipe down to use less of your essential oils, then use a 4 ounce spray bottle and just one tablespoon of vodka.
Before each use, you will need to shake the bottle of room spray a bit before you spritz so that the essential oil is evenly distributed in the liquid. I reuse or purchase little glass spritzer or spray bottles for the room spray. I get mine at the health food store or online.
Do you use air fresheners? What’s your favorite scent?
Essential Oil Room Spray
- 8 ounce spray bottle
- 2 tablespoons vodka
- 6 tablespoons filtered water
- 10-40 drops of essential oils peppermint, jasmine, citrus, lavender, etc
- Place the alcohol into a small spray bottle. Add the desired drops of essential oils. Let them sit for 5 minutes or so and then shake well and add the water. Shake again and spritz whenever you need a little pick-me-up.