If you're looking for a way to make your home smell amazing, you should try making a room spray with essential oils! It's easy to do, only takes a few minutes and will help make any space smell and feel even more beautiful than before.
This blog post will teach you how to make any room spray with essential oils using three simple ingredients. Once you've made your room spray, you can enjoy the fresh scent of essential oils in any room of your home!
Essential oils are a great way to make your home smell amazing! If you've never used them before; essential oils are basically full versions of the natural oils that are found in plants. These oils have been used for centuries and the usual air fresheners available in supermarkets always use scents based on essential oils too.
Nowadays, essential oils are becoming more and more popular as people are looking for natural ways to improve their health and wellbeing. Essential oils like lavender have been popular to cleanse the air with their relaxing scent, while citrusy oils like lemon have an amazing aroma with their bright and zesty notes to freshen up your space wherever you use a room spray.
How are essential oils made?
Essential oils are usually steam-distilled or cold-pressed from the plant material. This means that they are concentrated versions of the original plant. For example, it takes around 100kg of lavender plants to make just half a kilo of lavender essential oil! At N-essentials we have a huge range of essential oils for you to choose from, all of which are fit for your purpose in skincare, personal care, and eco-household applications.
How to make your own room spray with essential oils
To make a room spray with essential oils, you will need:
- A glass spray bottle
- Your essential oil(s) of choice
- Distilled or purified water
The method of creating your own room spray is simple enough - combine the essential oil(s) you'd like with the distilled water and you're ready to go! Of course, part of making a great spray is finding a good balance between how much of the essential oil and the distilled or purified water you need. We recommend starting with at least 10 drops of the essential oils combined and seeing how strong the scent of the room spray is. This may take some experimenting to find out how strong you prefer the scent and how much of each oil you need to add.
TIP: Use Witch Hazel or Alcohol as well
Another variation of this recipe is by adding witch hazel extract to the combination of water and oil, with witch hazel being close to a 1:1 ratio. The reason for this is, other than the lovely woodsy scent that the witch hazel adds to the spray, witch hazel can help the essential oils and water combine better!
If you're not a fan of witch hazel, the usual ingredient to help marry the two opposite ingredients is alcohol. This can be any alcohol, but we recommend the unscented kind or some generic vodka. Similarly to witch hazel, alcohol is a great ingredient for improving the mixing of your essential oils and it helps to make the room spray scent last longer too.
Essential oil combinations we recommend
Now that we've gone through the ingredients and method of making your own room spray it's time to get creative! There are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing which essential oils you want to use.
A few of our favourites include:
Lavender and chamomile - a classic combination for relaxing situations
Lavender scents are great to smell while you lay in bed and chamomile is also a great essential oil to have around as you lay in a bath or get a massage, with its sweet, floral scent.
Bergamot and grapefruit - a great pick-me-up
Peppermint and eucalyptus - perfect for when you're creating a fresh vibe
The menthol scent of peppermint are great for cleansing your palate when your space feels a bit stuffy, while eucalyptus is also great for adding vibrance to your home.
Cedarwood and rosemary - great for a grounding, earthy scent
How to store your room spray
The best way to store your room spray is in a cool, dark place - this could be a cupboard or a drawer. If you make a larger batch of spray, you can store it in the fridge for up to six months. Just remember to give it a good shake before each use!
Making your own room spray with essential oils is a great way to add beautiful scents to your home. Try out different essential oil combinations to find the perfect scent for your home. And don't forget to let us know what your favourite combination is!
N-essentials has a wide variety of essential oils for you to choose from! Shop our collection of essential oils now.