Did you realise that most commercially available conventional room-freshening sprays include harmful ingredients?
Most room sprays are made with ingredients and perfumes known as endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and neurotoxins. Endocrine disruptors are substances that mimic hormones and can cause various health issues, including infertility (which affects brain activity and can cause headaches & more).
So how do you make your room sprays with essential oils? You won’t believe how quick and effortless this homemade recipe is for making them. This article will walk you through an easy guide to make room spray.
Why Use Essential Oil for Room Spray?
Sprays For Rooms Are Very Portable
You may easily tuck a small bottle of room spray into your bag while travelling or otherwise on the go to add a touch of fragrance wherever you are. Especially suitable for travelling, these nifty room sprays can be used in hotel rooms to give you a sense of comfort in an unfamiliar place and used in the aircraft or bus when travelling long hours on the road or in the air.
Removes Odours And Sanitizes The Air
The room and linen sprays from The Scent Apothecary contain more than scents. They can sanitise the air or linen, making a space smell incredible and inviting. In addition, Singaporeans have cleaned other household items, including beds with room sprays. Spray your linens and home decor with a linen cleanser; they will smell brand new.
A Mood Enhancer
Since these house smells have a therapeutic effect, people have been shown to tend to be perpetually upbeat in these environments. By fostering balance, reviving tired nerves, or even boosting one’s energy, these essential oils can be employed for the household’s health!
Boosts The Quality Of Sleep
Busy people usually experience fatigue and restlessness. Despite our best efforts, most of us need more sleep. We can fall asleep faster and sleep better with the help of essential oils since they soothe our nerves, reduce stress, and help us relax. You’ll feel much better, and more energised the following day when you awaken.
Step-by-Step Guide to Making Room Spray
We’ve got a quick tip for combining essential oils for sprays. The secret is to add your water last every time. Nothing is more annoying than putting everything in to discover that you over-watered it and now have wasted oils.
- Add 15 to 10 drops of essential oil to the spray container.
- Add 1 tsp of salt; we usually use Himalayan salt for cooking. This process is made simpler by using a tiny funnel like this one.
- Mix salt and essential oil in a bottle by stirring.
- Water should fill the remaining space in the bottle. We prefer to fill the bottle to just above, which curves toward the neck. The components of the sprayer will have plenty of space in this case.
- Shake the sprayer top after adding it. Spray your bottle dry, then label it. Before using, give the water mixture a good shake.
While you can use your new essential oil room spray immediately, waiting a day or two for everything to come together nicely is preferable. We observed that it intensifies the aroma.
Our Favourite Blends For Essential Oil DIY Room Spray
Making up your own distinctive scent spray combinations is enjoyable. We’ve created sunny blends and cheery room sprays to combat the winter blues, but here are a few more of our favourites. As with any recipe for an essential oil blend, adjust the percentages to your personal needs and preferences.
Clean and Deodorise Blend
To deodorise a closet or bathroom, use the natural antibacterial properties of cinnamon, clove, and tea tree.
—15 drops cinnamon
—7 drop clove
—12 drops of tea tree
Relaxing Bedroom Blend
As a soothing, all-natural anxiety reliever and sleep aid, lavender essential oil is beneficial. Increase your melatonin levels and put your brain in sleep mode by mixing lavender and vanilla. Alternatively, create a calming pillow spray with lavender, chamomile, and vetiver.
—25 drops of lavender
—10 drops vanilla
—7 drops of vetiver (optional)
With the refreshing scents of rosemary and juniper, or create this uplifting combination with mint or basil, you may bring the perfume of the outdoors inside.
—20 drops of juniper
—15 drops rosemary
—5 drops basil (optional)
Nothing lifts the mood quite like the crisp, energising aroma of citrus. In addition to calming, sweet orange oil is sunny, lively, and invigorating. An energising perfume made of lemon, eucalyptus, and mint is ideal for spritzing on gloomy days.
—25 drops of orange
—10 drops of lemon
—15 drops eucalyptus
—7 drops peppermint
Positive Mood and Immunity Blend
Lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils are well known for their capacity to reduce anxiety, elevate mood, and strengthen the immune system.
—12 drops lemon
—15 drops of lavender
—5 drops peppermint
Breathe Easy Blend
When stuffy and congested, try a mixture of eucalyptus, peppermint, and basil. When combined with the steam from the shower, freeing up those air passageways can be particularly beneficial.
—12 drops eucalyptus
—7 drops peppermint
—15 drops of basil
Warm Activation Blend
Warming aromas like sandalwood and ginger can liven up any situation. They don’t become overpowering; instead, they become invigorating, especially when paired with sweet orange oil.
—25 drops of sandalwood
—15 drops of ginger
—5 drops orange
Energising Kitchen Blend
Combine sweet orange with grapefruit or lemon for a smell that keeps you awake and motivated.
—15 drops of orange
—10 drops grapefruit
—10 drops of lemon
What to Exclude From This Easy DIY Room Spray Recipe
We often get asked if it’s okay to use tap water when making a room spray. Our answer is usually no because tap water contains bacteria that could lead to mould or bacteria growth in your home fragrance – and nobody wants their freshening solution smelling like that! This means that when the manufacturing room sprays, it is better to use distilled water. This means that when the manufacturing room sprays, it is better to use distilled water.
Use only pure essential oils, not any subpar essential oil. Cheap essential oils could include synthetic fragrances, defeating the goal of making a natural room spray.
DIY room sprays are alternatives to room fresheners containing toxic ingredients dangerous to one’s health. Please use only a glass bottle when making your room spray because essential oils are very strong and could damage the plastic. Any oil will work, but you can experiment or just use one to make up the scent you like best!
Are you going to try making your own DIY room spray? Do let me know in the comments below which one you like the sound of best.