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12 DIY Air Freshener spray recipes

April 17, 2020
room spray recipes

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Who doesn’t want their house to smell fresh and clean? Most people use air fresheners or candles to make their houses smell good but that might not be a good idea. Most of those products are filled with harsh chemicals that could be negatively affecting your health.

Ever walk down the air freshener aisle at the store and start coughing? Yeah that’s not good. The chemicals in these products aren’t good for us to breath in.

Why not use regular air fresheners?

Regular air fresheners are made with what’s known as “fragrance.” I put that in quotations because it’s not really clear what fragrance is.

We know it’s a mixture of chemicals that make the product smell good. These companies aren’t required to list the individual ingredients that make up fragrance. These ingredients/chemicals have been shown to be bad for our health.

According to this post by HuffPost “More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals.” I don’t want that in or on my body or my family’s bodies.

What can I use instead?

There are some natural store bought air fresheners out there that are made with either natural fragrance or essential oils. The ones with natural fragrance still aren’t quite transparent about what their fragrance is so I’m not a fan of those.

It’s best to use natural air fresheners with a transparent ingredients list. There are some that are okay that are made with essential oils but it’s so easy to DIY room sprays that I don’t normally purchase them.

Essential oils are a great way to make your home smell fresh and clean without having those nasty chemicals floating around. 

12 Homemade Air Freshener Recipes


1 . Spray bottle

It is best to use glass bottles when making DIY’s with essential oils. I like these from Amazon but any glass spray bottle would do. I would recommend using a smaller bottle versus a bigger bottle. This way if you get tired of a scent you can change it out sooner instead of having to use the great big bottle full.

2 . Witch Hazel

Any witch hazel will do for this. You can purchase it at pretty much any store or order it off Amazon. Witch hazel is so the oils in your homemade air freshener mix well with the water.

3 . Essential Oils

I only recommend Young Living essential oils because of their purity standards. You can order here or get in touch with me and I would be glad to help you out.

4 . Water

This one is self explanatory!

How to make air freshener spray

There aren’t exact measurements for these sprays, you kind of just eyeball it. All of the recipes are for 2 oz bottles. I put a little bit of witch hazel in the bottom, maybe about an inch deep. Then I add in my essential oils. Then you fill the rest with water and that’s it!

Now let’s move on to the recipes. I’ve tried many different room spray recipes but I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

All of these recipes are for 2 oz spray bottles so if you are using a different size just adjust the recipe accordingly

Fall Room Spray
5 drops Bergamot
5 drops Orange
5 drops Rosemary
5 drops Cinnamon

Fresh & Clean
7 drops Lime
7 drops Grapefruit
7 drops Tangerine

Springtime Fresh
7 drops Lavender
7 drops Lemon
7 drops Peppermint

Vanilla Citrus
7 drops StressAway
7 drops Lime
7 drops Tangerine

Odor Be Gone
10 drops Purification
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Orange

O Christmas Tree
8 drops Pine
6 drops Cypress
8 drops Cedarwood
4 drops Orange
4 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Cinnamon

Sleepy Time
10 drops Cedarwood
10 drops Lavender

7 drops Lime
7 drops Orange
7 drops Lemon

7 drops Peace & Calming
7 drops Valor
7 drops Lavender

Summer Vibes
7 drops Lemongrass
7 drops Orange
7 drops Peppermint

Winter Vibes
10 drops Thieves
10 drops Citrus Fresh

Warm & Cozy
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Orange
5 drops Peppermint
3 drops Rosemary

Tips for making DIY essential oil room spray

Shake them

If you let your spray sit for a while the oils will begin to separate. This isn’t a big deal though! Just give the bottle a shake so everything mixes back together and you are good to go.

Label them

I’ve made the mistake of not labeling my different room sprays and then I kind of have to guess what was in them. Now I like to label them with what I put in them and how much. This helps me if I want to remake a certain one.

Use oils that have more properties than just smell

All oils have purposes other than smelling good but some work better through application to skin or ingestion. Use oils that are good for inhaling so that your room spray is making your room smell good while also benefiting your health. For instance you could use Thieves oil for a fall room spray and it will also help support your immune system. You can learn more about the uses of essential oils here.

I’ve made some fun printable labels to make your DIY Room Sprays prettier and so you can remember which one is which. These are made for Avery Template #22817 and you can print them off at home using that template, which you can purchase here.

If you try these recipes out, let me know what you think the comments! What are some of your other favorite essential oil combinations?


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