A lot of my clients and customers have asked about making their own air fresheners. This happens to be one thing I do a lot it is one of my favorite ways to use aromatherapy. The reason being is because (a) they’re SO very easy to make and (b) they can defiantly change the mood/aroma/of a room in minutes. (especially in the bathroom :O) ) They’re also very inexpensive and you get to choose your scent, since you only need just a few drops of essential oil per bottle of spritzer.
Here are Some Basic Principles:
When you make your own spritzers you can vary the concentration (that means the number of drops of essential oil you place in the bottle) based on what you want your outcome to be or what you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are making a facial spray, be sure and keep the concentration low and close your eyes when spraying, at around 6-8 drops per 4-ounce bottle. For body sprays, that amount can be increased to a 2% and can have up to 48 – 50 drops, and for aromatherapy room sprays, you can go as high as 4% up to 70 – 90 drops of essential oil per four ounces. Although some sources recommend starting out at a lower concentration for room sprays.
Below you will find what you need to make a room spray:
- 4 oz spritzer bottles (you can adjust accordingly if you have a larger bottle)
- 3.5 ounces distilled water (leaving room for the essential oils and to place the sprayer back on without overflowing the bottle)
- 3 tsp witch hazel to help disperse the essential oils and prolong the fragrance.
- Essential Oils of your choice
- A small notebook–I recommend you keep notes of what you do. I find when dabbling in making your own sprays you’ll fall in love with a certain one and want to make it again. This is also a nice habit to get into whenever you work with essential oils and blends.
Now for Choosing your Essential Oils:
I always say the sky’s the limit on choosing essential oils you’d like to combine. Go with the ones you like some may not seem like they will go together but you will never know unless you combine them :O) but you should decide, initially, on the purpose of the spray. Is it going to be a room deodorizer? Maybe a Linen spray? Or Are you trying to create a specific mood? You could also make a face spritzer!
Below are some ideas to get you started:
(This is a great spritzer when you want to air out a musty, damp closed up space)
- Lemon – 30 drops
- Tangerine – 20 drops
- Grapefruit – 14 drops
- Bergamot – 14 drops
If you want to add a little spice to the citrus, add a few drops of Cardamom or Clove essential oil to the above.
Disinfectant Room/Toy/Counter Top Spray
- Eucalyptus – 30 drops
- Cedarwood – 25 drops
- Tea Tree – 10 drops
- Lemon – 15 drops
- Pine – 4 drops
- Ylang Ylang – 35 drops
- Orange – 30 drops
- Roman Chamomile – 15 drops
- Lavender – 8 drops
- Vetiver – 4 drops
- Bergamot – 30 drops
- Lavender – 25 drops
- Clary Sage – 20 drops
- Frankincense – 15 drops
- Myrrh – 10 drops
- Geranium Rose – 4 drops
- Lavender – 3 drops
How to Make the Aromatherapy Spray:
- Measure out the distilled water and add your witch hazel, if using.
- Then add your drops of essential oils and shake well to blend.
- Let your creations sit for at least 8-24 hours to allow the oils to deepen.
- Shake well each time before using.
These are just a few to get you started, enjoy experimenting with making these and your own wonderful aromatherapy spritzers.
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