DIY Essential Oil Room Spray

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Would you like your home to smell nice without all the toxic chemicals in commercial room sprays? Have you ever thought about making your own DIY essential oil room spray? This tutorial will show you how easy it is to mix up a homemade room spray that you will love.

These room sprays are great to use if you don’t have a diffuser. You can quickly mix up a batch with your favorite essential oil combinations so that your home can smell like a spring garden or like a Christmas tree. (Some of my favorite combinations are below.) This is also a great way to get rid of cooking odors. Homemade room sprays also make perfect gifts.

diy essential oil room spray
This easy homemade essential oil room spray makes your home smell great without a diffuser.

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What Do You Need To Make a DIY Essential Oil Room Spray

To make a room spray, you only need 3 ingredients: distilled water, witch hazel and essential oils. I like to use distilled water as it is less likely to clog your sprayer than regular tap water, especially if you have well water that is full of minerals like we do.

If you remember from science class, water and oils don’t mix. So we use witch hazel to emulsify the two. You can also use vodka or rubbing alcohol, however the rubbing alcohol can lend a medicinal scent to your spray.

I have also heard of using salt or aloe vera juice (juice, not gel) to emulsify the water and essential oils, but I’ve never tried either of these. I have used vodka and rubbing alcohol, but the witch hazel is my preferred emulsifier.

When choosing essential oils, I am partial to Plant Therapy brand. They have quality oils for reasonable prices. They also have many pre-made blends and synergies if you don’t want to mix your own blends. You can find many of their oils on Amazon, but you can also order direct from Plant Therapy. They usually ship very quickly and shipping is free.

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Bottles For Homemade Essential Oil Room Spray

I prefer glass or aluminum bottles for our diy essential oil room spray. With plastic, there is always a small chance of the essential oils eating away at the plastic. If you already have plastic bottles on hand, you can use them. Just make the room spray in small quantities.

If using glass bottles, I prefer to purchase amber or blue glass bottles as the color keeps the essential oils from degrading in the bottle as fast. (Notice how most essential oils come in amber bottles.)

If you are making the room spray for yourself, you may prefer a larger bottle and the recipes below can be scaled up accordingly. However, I prefer to make my spray in smaller bottles so that I can switch up the scent every so often. The bottles in these pictures are all 4 oz. size.

The smaller bottles also make great gifts for others. These 2 oz amber glass bottles would be great if you want to make a bunch of these for gifts or to keep multiple scents on hand in your own home. If you wanted to make 4 oz. room sprays, these bottles would work really well too. These are similar to the aluminum bottles I have and would be great if you are giving the homemade room spray to a family with young kids.

Let’s Make Our Spray

To make one 2 oz. bottle of diy essential oil room spray you need:

Add 1 Tablespoon of witch hazel to glass bottle. Add 20 drops of essential oils. Fill to the top with distilled water. Add spray top and shake gently. Spray around your house to make it smell nice. Repeat as needed.

For a 4 oz. bottle you need:

Add 2 Tablespoons of witch hazel to the 4 oz. glass bottle. Add 40 drops of essential oils. Fill to the top with distilled water. Add spray top and shake gently. Spray around your house to make it smell nice. Repeat as needed.

You can also use these room sprays to help remove stale odors from clothes. Just be sure you allow the clothes to dry thoroughly before packing them away or tucking them in a drawer.

A printable is included at the bottom of this post.

Essential Oil Combinations

There are many pre-made essential oil blends on the market if you don’t want to make your own. I’ve included some of my favorite blends below to make fall room sprays and Christmas essential oil room sprays.

homemade essential oil room spray
You make your home smell like the seasons when you make a diy essential oil room spray. No diffuser required.

Fall Blends

Christmas Blends

Essential Oil Blends To Mix Yourself

All of these blends are listed in amounts suitable for the 2 oz. bottles. Just double the number of essential oil drops for a 4 oz. bottle.

I have linked to Plant Therapy’s website to make shopping easy. They offer free shipping on any size order and my order has generally arrived in just a couple of days. They also often add a cute sticker to my order. Plant Therapy carries a large selection of organic essential oils too. If you prefer to shop at Amazon, you can do so here.

Summer Rain
5 drops lemon
5 drops lime
5 drops pink grapefruit
5 drops black spruce

Autumn Breeze
9 drops sweet orange
6 drops cinnamon bark
3 drops clove bud

Sweater Weather
9 drops eucalyptus
6 drops juniper berry
3 drops clary sage

Fresh Breeze
6 drops peppermint
9 drops lemon
6 drops rosemary

Summer Breeze
6 drops sweet orange
4 drops bergamot
2 drops peppermint
2 drops spearmint

Trim the Tree
9 drops fir needle
6 drops frankincense
2 drops peppermint

Floral Bouquet
6 drops lavender
6 drops geranium
6 drops sweet orange
2 drops clary sage

Happy Vibes
6 drops sweet orange
4 drops lavender
4 drops spearmint
2 drops lime

Alpine Breeze
9 drops cedarwood
6 drops lime
6 drops peppermint

Manly Blend
7 drops cedarwood
7 drops cypress
7 drops fir needle

Apple Pie
8 drops cinnamon bark
4 drops lemongrass
4 drops pink grapefruit
4 drops bergamot

Spring Forest
7 drops pink grapefruit
7 drops fir needle
7 drops bergamot

If you want a printout of these blends plus many others, you can sign up below to have it sent directly to your inbox.

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DIY Essential Oil Room Spray
Prep Time
5 mins

Make your home smell amazing with this easy recipe for homemade essential oil room spray.

Course: DIY
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: essential oils
For a 2 oz. bottle
  • 1 Tablespoon witch hazel
  • 20 drops essential oils
  • distilled water
For a 4 oz. bottle
  • 2 Tablespoons witch hazel
  • 40 drops essential oil
  • distilled water
  1. Add witch hazel to a glass bottle. Then add essential oils.

  2. Fill bottle the remainder of the way with distilled water. Add spray top. Shake gently to mix.

  3. Spray in the air to freshen your home.

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  1. I’d love to receive an email of your suggestions for essential oils blends for room fresheners. Thanks. Iris

    1. Here are a few of my favorite blends. For the 2 oz. bottle use the following amounts. For a 4 oz. bottle just double.

      Fresh & Clean
      6 drops of lavender
      6 drops of rosemary
      6 drops of lemon

      Spring Forest
      6 drops of grapefruit
      6 drops of fir needle
      6 drops of bergamot

      Christmas Spirit
      12 drops of spruce
      6 drops of orange
      2 drops of cinnamon