Are you SO ready for spring?? I certainly am. With this change in seasons comes my annual spring cleaning. And part of that is freshening things up! I love to make my own essential oil room sprays because they are perfect for adding a bit of aromatherapy to every day life. I use ours to refresh rugs, mask any potential animal odors, and simply make the house smell good. Curious about how to make your own essential oil room spray? It’s SO easy, here’s how!
I’ve shared how to make essential room sprays before on the blog that are perfect for holiday gift giving and includes classic essential oil combinations . Plus they have super cute packaging! Get that tutorial here.
How to Make Essential Oil Room Spray Inspired by Spring
- distilled water — it’s important to use water that’s been distilled so you’re not depositing any minerals when you spray this around the house.
- witch hazel — this ingredient is key because it helps the water and oil combine and acts as an emulsifier
- essential oils
What you need to make essential oil room sprays:
- small funnel
- glass spray bottles — here are some really cute options:
Step by Step Directions:
Unscrew the top of your glass bottle and add 20 drops of essential oils.
Fill the glass halfway with distilled water, then fill the other half with witch hazel. It’s totally fine to eyeball or guesstimate these measurements — they don’t have to be exact. As long as it’s relatively close to a 1:1 ratio, you’re all good.
Replace the lid and shake the bottle to combine the witch hazel, oil, and water. Give the mixture a test spray and add a bit more essential oil if you want a stronger scent.
Once you’re happy with your mixture, add a handful of dried flowers or a sprig of greenery to your room spray. This is a totally optional step, but I love how much more special it makes the essential oil room sprays!
Pro tip: mix and match to create scents that you love! Each oil has a distinct smell and properties to match, so do a little research to figure out how to create a mix that does what you’re looking for. Also, be careful what you spray in areas that your pets frequent, some essential oils can be poisonous to dogs and cats (list of non-pet safe scents here).
Essential Oil Spray Recipes to Try
One of my favorite things to do is mix essential oil combinations and try new mixtures. Here’s a list of the oils I usually use:
Herbaceous and aromatic:
- Lavender — truly my go-to essential oil!
- Clary Sage
- Roman Chamomile
- Bergamot — this is my current obsession! I love how fresh it makes our space feel, especially when mixed with lavender.
- Orange Blossom
- Ylang Ylang
- Tea Tree
I also wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about homemade essential oil sprays. Be sure to leave a comment if you have any other questions!
How long do essential oil room sprays last?
This depends entirely on which essential oils you use because they each have different scent strengths. That being said, the sprays I’ve made last between 1-3 days.
How can I make my essential oil spray last longer?
Definitely be sure to shake the bottle to combine the ingredients of your room spray because they might have separated while in storage (which is totally normal). For longer-lasting scent, I recommend lightly misting the textiles in the space as well. For example, mist pillows, window treatments, bedding, rugs, etc. Textiles tend to hold fragrance longer! Just be sure to test the spray in a discreet area of the fabric to make sure it doesn’t potentially stain or affect it.
What does witch hazel do in room spray?
As tempting as it might be to skip this ingredient in your DIY essential oil room spray, I don’t recommend that! Witch hazel helps to combine the oil and the water in the spray since those two ingredients generally don’t mix well. It also helps the scent to last longer.
Why is my room spray cloudy?
It is totally normal for your DIY room spray to get cloudy! Some essential oils simply react this way. Adding dried foliage to the bottle will also potentially make it cloudy, so keep that in mind.
So what do you think of this easy recipe for essential oil room sprays?? I hope you love it!