Scents have the ability to conjure up a wide variety of emotions: happiness, comfort, joy, or even disgust. If you’re anything like me, having a fresh-smelling home is important to you. Nothing can take down your comfort level quite like a nasty smell emanating throughout your home.
However, store-bought room sprays and air fresheners are filled with chemicals and unnatural fragrances that often do little other than leave me with a headache and artificial scent that either disappears immediately or lingers for entirely too long.
Enter this recipe for a non-toxic room spray. It’s made with essential oils, so you know exactly what’s in it. Plus, you can customize the scents to your heart’s content– no more being confined to what’s available on the shelves of your local Target!
I feel so much better using this in my home and I hope you will too. This recipe will make 4 ounces of spray, but feel free to alter the recipe for your needs.
One important note is that you MUST use a glass bottle for this spray. Essential oils can break down plastic and release toxins, which kinda defeats the purpose of creating a non-toxic spray.
What you’ll need:
- Distilled Water
- 1 tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol or vodka
- Essential oils – keep reading for some suggested blends!
- Glass spray bottles
Add 30-40 drops of essential oils to your bottle(s).
Once you’ve added your oil blend, you should add your alcohol. This serves two purposes: first, it helps to extend the life of your spray by acting as a preservative and secondly, it helps to mix your spray together. Oils and water won’t combine, but the alcohol will make it so the oils disperse evenly throughout the spray and evaporate more quickly into the air.
The final step is to add your distilled water. Simply fill the bottles up the rest of the way, being sure to leave a little room at the top so you can shake the mixture. Using a funnel can make this process a bit easier, but isn’t necessary. Distilled water works best because it is pure and free of contaminants. If you use tap water, the spray won’t be as shelf stable. Be sure to shake the bottle before each use
All that’s left to to is cap the bottle, shake it up, and spray away! Having a great smelling, chemical free home is as easy as that.
Here are some great ideas for essential oil blends:
- 10 drops nutmeg
- 10 drop cinnamon
- 6 drops clove
- 4 drops orange
Clean and Fresh:
- 15 drops lemon
- 10 drops eucalyptus
- 5 drops peppermint
- 15 drops grapefruit
- 10 drops orange
- 10 drops lemon
Do you have any ideas for other fragrance blends? Let me know in the comments below!