How easy is it to make your own scented room spray? Pretty easy. The benefits? It’s all natural and you save money. They make amazing gifts for Christmas too! In today’s post, I am sharing a fall room spray DIY using essential oils which has become my new favorite craft and gift for family and friends. I use this spray everyday. Don’t forget to get your free PDF of other scent recipes below. Keep reading!
Why A DIY Room Spray?
This season I wanted to make a conscious effort in using less chemicals in our home. I have always been conscious of the environmental impact store bough cleaners, candles, and sprays had. But I never really considered them to impact our health in anyway – until recently.
I really love candles and room sprays. They make the holidays a little extra special and also bring in our favorite fall scents whenever we are having a cozy night in or entertaining guests. But there are downsides to buying your room sprays. Firstly, they are expensive.
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A nice Glade room spray from Target is easily $13.00 and those usually don’t last too long (depending on how much you use them) Secondly, they are horrible for the environment and horrible for your health (especially if you have a lung condition, like me). I don’t feel too good spraying the air we breathe with chemicals and harmful additives to the environment and our health. After thinking about this, I made it my mission to find a healthy alternative, which ended up being a DIY room spray I could make using essential oils.
I did some research on Pinterest and found some great resources on what oils, bottles, and chemicals I needed to make this happen. The result? A gorgeous smelling holiday room spray that is safe and healthy!
What You’ll Need
Essential Oils of Choice, I used ones from this pack and these particular scents:
Warning: If you have pets, please note some of these oils may be considered harmful. Please ask your vet or do research about which oils are safe.
Distilled Water (any brand)
Vodka/Witch Hazel (any brand)
Larger Version of Amber Bottles with Nozzle (optional)
Gift Tags (optional)
Newspaper/Towel A hard surface to work on
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About These Materials
Essential oils will give that amazing fall holiday scent in your room spray. They are all natural and healthy compared to chemical oils for scents. When I buy essential oils I look for two things: quality and price point. When choosing essential oils, you want to make sure that they are quality grade. Check all descriptions before purchasing. This ensures that the oils you buy are naturally sourced and sate to use. I really love this starter pack of essential oils for a project like this. Since I use essential oils for almost everything – cleaning and health,
I want to make sure I’m getting enough bang for my buck. This pack was under $30 and came with a bunch of different ones that can be used for other scents! For the nutmeg, I bought this single bottle for use. If you want to make these as gifts, please consider getting larger sizes. And another thing about essential oils – each of them have different uses and effects.
Some oils may be irritating on the skin and harmful to pets and furniture. I don’t know too many specific, but please consider doing some research before hand and keep away from pets and children!
We will be mixing the oils with water to dilute the oils. But as we know, water and oil don’t mix so adding a carrier chemical will help everything mix together well. I read that Vodka is a great carrier chemical for these scents and will make them last longer. But I don’t really drink, so I refuse to buy Vodka just to make these room sprays. I used witch hazel instead. And since we’re only using a little witch hazel, the brand doesn’t matter.
Amber Bottles & Nozzles
Amber bottles are the best for these room sprays because they protect the essential oils and chemicals from exposure to sunlight. The amber bottles are also great because they look very lovely and expensive, when really they aren’t. I bought these set of bottles on Amazon and they are just PERFECT for gifting! This pack already came with nozzles and made the decision to buy much easier.
If you want just large spray bottles, these are great for room sprays or cleaning sprays.
Step 1: Gather All Materials : Find a hard surface to work on. I love to do project on my kitchen island and set out some newspaper and a towel to catch any moisture that may spill over. I kind of just pour without measuring most of the times and having a protective layer on a stable surface is handy.
Step 2: Add A Layer of Alcohol: Drop one full tablespoon of your alcohol of choice into the amber bottle. Use a funnel or a dropper for direct insertion.
Step 3: Add Essential Oils: Use the following formula of drops as a guide. You can do this straight from the bottles, just make sure you aren’t spilling. Use gloves if you are sensitive to the oils. I created this scent accidentally by just dropping random oils in, so have fun and experiment!
3 drops Sweet Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 1 drop Nutmeg + 2 drops of Clary Sage
Step 4: Top Off With Distilled Water: Using a funnel, carefully top off with distilled water. I like to leave about a few centimeters from the neck of the bottle so there is no overspill.
Step 5: Add Nozzle & Shake Well: With the nozzles that came with the package, screw one onto the amber bottle and shake, rattle, and roll! You want these scents to mix with the alcohol and water very well before you spray anywhere. I spent about 30 seconds rolling the bottle back and forth in my hands and then shook it gently before test spraying an area of the room. If you’d like to experiment with the scents a bit more, I suggest test spraying on an old rag you can throw in the laundry when you are done.
And you’re all done!
The Final Product: A Beautiful, Sweet Smelling, Healthy Room Spray!
What About Different Scents?
I love experimenting and so I highly suggest you get inspired by your favorite scents and try to recreate them on your own! Like I mentioned, I accidentally came up with the scent and I couldn’t be happier! The room smells like a mixture of Christmas and Halloween. It’s very festive and perfect for the holidays. That’s why I really love this starter pack for different ideas.
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If you enjoyed this guide or have any questions, please share some love or ask away in the comments below! I’d love to know how this turned out for you!