Ditch the commercial air fresheners and make your own all natural room spray with only a few simple and endless combinations!
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Although today I strive to live a more natural lifestyle, I used to be the complete opposite! I was all about spraying commercial air fresheners and even loved taking a big whiff of it as I sprayed into the air. (gag!) I’m thankful though that I have come a long way since then and I’m a lot more mindful of what chemicals I use in my home.
Sometimes though, things get a little stinky! What’s a person to do then without air fresheners? Most of the time, I’ll just put one of my favorite blends in the diffuser and call it a day but I wanted a more portable method for times we are on the go. For this reason, I was interested in making up some room sprays. These can be made in advance and pulled out to spray just as you need them!
You know what the best part is? I know exactly what’s in it!
How To Make Natural Room Sprays
Making room sprays may sound intimidating but I promise it is super easy! All you need is 3 basic ingredients that you probably already have at home: vodka, essential oils, and water (you can alternatively use witch hazel).
DIY 8 oz Room Spray Recipe
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of vodka or witch hazel
- 15-20 drops of essential oils
But, Does It Work?
Totally! But not in the way you are probably used to. Because natural room sprays lack synthetic chemicals they will not last as long. You’ll need to spray more often to achieve the best results but hey, anything for health right?
When I first learned about DIY room sprays I was surprised to find that just about every recipe contained a form of alcohol. I’ve seen a few recipes that have used rubbing alcohol but I’d rather use something a bit less potent so vodka and witch hazel it is! The alcohol will help purify the air and disperse the oils a bit. You’ll still want to give the bottle a shake each time you use it though because the oils still tend to settle at the top.
Garden of Eden
- 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of Geranium essential oil
- 5 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil
A Few Things To Note
For my recipe it will fill an 8 oz bottle but personally, I just use my 16 oz amber spray bottle that I already have here at home and keep it filled halfway. I like to switch up the recipes and for me 16 oz is a bit much but feel free to double the recipe if you’d like! Alternatively, you can cut the recipe in half to use with 4 oz travel bottles. I’ve heard the “Freshen Up” combo makes a great one to spray in toilets before going about your business.
You technically don’t HAVE to use glass amber spraying bottles for room sprays. Using plastic with essential oils is a big no no if you plan on consuming anything by mouth but I have no plans for drinking my room sprays. With that being said, in a pinch i’d be fine with using plastic but personally I’m a glass kind of girl!
Fun fact: One of the reasons why I decided to get into essential oils was to replace Febreeze but it took me nearly a year to actually make the dang room spray! I am not sure why I put it off so long. It’s the easiest DIY I’ve made so far!
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What’s Your Favorite Natural Room Spray?
Do you make room sprays or have another natural alternative? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
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