Aromatherapy uses essential oil sprays to help with a variety of health and well-being issues. While you may only be interested in making a body mist, these sprays can also be used as room sprays, linen sprays, and car freshener sprays and they are the best way to get rid of unwanted smells. The basic recipe is the same. The difference lies in the scent or blend you choose for your very own homemade essential oil spray.
While I don’t pretend to be an expert on aromatherapy, I’ve discovered that not only diffusing essential oils but also preparing a simple homemade oil spray makes your entire house smell great and feel good.
I’ve enjoyed making my own essential oil spray recipes so much that I thought I’d share this idea here in my blog post!
I recently went to Sedona and experienced the magnificent red rock. Sedona is also known to be a mystical place where you can crystal shop and vortex hunt. When I went I took my Essential Oils with me for inspiration for a DIY recipe. Essential Oils and crystals go hand in hand.
Every day, when I turn on the hot water for my shower, I spray Eucalyptus Oil before I get in. It has a perfect scent. I’ve been doing this for at least 2 years. It helps wake me up (stimulates mental activity) and clears my sinuses. It’s my morning ritual.
What are essential oil sprays and how do you use them?
I enjoy making homemade room spray because it makes my home smell amazing! Homemade natural room spray is one of my favorite essential oil DIY projects because:
- It’s healthy and doesn’t contain toxic ingredients.
- You can make your own essential oil blend with your favorite scent.
- It’s ideal for a variety of occasions like new neighbor gifts, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. It’s also the perfect way to show gratitude.
- Making your essential oil spray is extremely easy. Even young children enjoy making their own cooling spray. The fun part is that they can make their own blend. I often experience new recipes with my kiddos.
Lately, I’ve been interested in making my own Essential Oil sprays and now that the holidays are coming up I decided to get cracking on it!
I didn’t realize how simple making essential oil recipes was, otherwise I would have been doing this already. I always thought it was a complicated concoction visualizing some kind of science project of perfect ingredients and mixing oils. Now I’m proud to say I can make my own body mist, my own room sprays, air freshener sprays, and my own body spray using my favorite recipes.
What you need to make Essential Oil Spray
It’s quite simple to make your own essential oil room spray. Tap water, essential oil, and witch hazel are the only three ingredients required. The witch hazel is an important component of this team since it aids in the proper mixing of the water and essential oil, ensuring that you get a fair amount of aroma with each spritz. Seriously, this DIY essential oil spray is so simple to make that it’s the ideal homemade gift for the creatively challenged! You will only need these basic ingredients:
- Glass Bottles -Glass oz spray bottle available at Sprouts or Wholefoods. (Don’t use plastic bottles.)
- your preferred essential oils (I use Goddess Garden). You can choose your favorite scent (lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil, jasmine essential oil, sweet orange, etc…)
- spring water or distilled water (Don’t use tap water.)
- Witch hazel
- crystals (water soluble)
Pour the spring water or distilled water through the funnel in the glass bottle and leave a tiny bit of room to add essential oils. Don’t add too much water because you need to keep little room to add the pure essential oils. Pay attention to the number of drops you add because adding more drops means a stronger scent. You should also increase the number of drops depending on the size of your bottle. Shake the bottle a little bit, and you’ll have your own natural spray.
Add a quartz crystal or any water soluble crystal. When adding drops of essential oils, be mindful on how strong you would like the spray and if you want to mix it with another oil. If I’m making it for someone else I try to also be aware of what their needs are. For instance, if I have a friend who is having trouble sleeping, I might make her a spray using Bedtime Story Blend. I love premade Essential Oil blends. Start with 5-10 drops.
Essential Oil Spray Bottles
One of the fun parts of making homemade essential oil room spray is decorating the glass spray bottle for your diy room spray with printable room spray labels.
For gift giving, it’s a good idea to get a label puncher (hobby store) and recycle old cards to make tags for the bottles and save the extra cost. Use twine to wrap them around the bottle and add a note on what kind of blend it is on the tag.
Personalize it, for example, by saying, “sleep well, friend.” You can also find free printable labels online. A homemade essential oil room spray makes a great gift for your loved ones. It’s something they can use in their everyday life.
You can also add your Essential Oils to an Aromatherapy Bracelet if you believe in the healing powers of essential oils.
Aromatherapy Bracelets have porous lava rock to capture and carry the scent of the therapeutic essential oil. Just simply add your favorite Essential Oils and elevate your mood!
I love Essential Oils because they are natural, and you won’t find any chemicals or toxins in them like traditional fragrances. Chemicals don’t just show up in fragrance, they are in our sunscreens and food. Avobenzone is one of them you can find in many sunscreens. Not in Hawaii though! They recently banned any chemicals in sunscreens to protect the reefs. This goes into effect January 2021. So, its never too late to make the switch to mineral sunscreen and making your own Essential Oils sprays. Are you a mixer or do you like you Essential Oils alone?
- Feel free to mix and match to create your own unique scents! Each oil has its own particular scent and qualities, so do some study to figure out how to put together a blend that accomplishes your goals.
- Jasmine, for example, is romantic and calming, perfect for linen spray; eucalyptus is energizing and clarifying, making it ideal for the home office; and lavender is soothing and balancing, making it ideal for spritzing around the living room.
- If you’re making a diy body spray, avoid using phototoxic essential oils if you plan to be exposed to the sun.
- For better results, you can add a little bit of vegetable glycerin to your diy spray. 1 table spoon is added for each 6 ounces of distilled water.
Now that you have learned how to make your own sprays, you can try to make your own natural air refresher, your own diy, and own sprays at home!