How to Make Natural Room Sprays From Essential Oils

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If you find traditional home air fresheners overly perfumed, try these all-natural solutions. Made with essential oils, these refreshing room sprays are great alternatives to store-bought versions. All you need are a few simple ingredients and your favorite oils.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4 oz. spray bottles (glass or plastic)

  • Essential oils of your choice

  • Witch hazel or vodka

  • Distilled water

  • Jar or container with a lid

  • Funnel

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1. Add witch hazel or vodka to a jar

Add 2 ounces of witch hazel or vodka to a jar or container with a lid. Both work equally well in this recipe, so use whichever you prefer.

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2. Add essential oils

Add the essential oil to the witch hazel or vodka. 20–30 drops of oil works best, but you can adjust this measurement according to your own preference.

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3. Shake the mixture well

The witch hazel (or vodka) helps the oil mix with the water.

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4. Add mixture to a spray bottle

Pour the mixture into your spray bottle using a funnel to avoid spillage. Top up the bottle with 2 ounces of distilled water to finish.

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Tip

You can make larger batches, if you wish. As a general rule, you'll need equal parts witch hazel or vodka to distilled water. For example, if you were using an 8-ounce spray bottle use 4 ounces of each. Just remember to add more oil if you increase the volume of liquid.

5. Add a label

Add a label to remind you which oil is inside. I use darker glass bottles as they protect the oils from being broken down by UV light.

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If you enjoy fresh scents, try a citrus blend. Mix 15–20 drops of bergamot oil with 5–10 drops of lime essential oil for an uplifting room spray.

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Trouble sleeping? Make a relaxing room spray for the bedroom using lavender oil.

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There are so many essential oils to choose from, all with lovely aromas to play with, so have fun experimenting with your blends.

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