A growing number of people appear to be using essential oil sprays to freshen the air in their house.
This is a good trend. Chemical air fresheners contain potentially toxic chemicals. A number of the compounds commonly added to these concoctions are known hormone disruptors, since they mimic the female hormone estrogen.
Also, burning regular paraffin candles puts toxic chemicals into the air, according to the Enviromental Working Group, which recommends soy or natural beeswax candles instead. Paraffin is a petroleum derivative.
There’s definitely increased interest in natural air fresheners, at least judging by the number of products on the market. So it’s not surprising that you can find a number of premade natural air freshener sprays that contain essential oils.
However, if you already own essential oils, it’s really easy to make your own room sprays. (Keep reading and I’ll tell you how.) You can use these for different purposes, such as safe and natural air freshening. Years ago, before company was due to arrive, I’d burn a scented candle on my stove. It filled my kitchen with a warm (but toxic) aroma.
Now that I know better, I use either natural essential oils or I gently heat frankincense resin tears on a burner. This makes my house smell heavenly.
One of the most popular aromatics is lavender. It has a sweet smell and it also appears to contain natural stress-relief compounds. One post on the UMMC website noted that this is one of the aromatics that’s been shown to alleviate anxiety.A room spray with lavender essential oil is a good choice if you want to create a calming atmosphere. You may not want to use it though, if you want to get a lot of work done. One evening, I put lavender essential oil in a cold air diffuser. I walked by it a number of times, and inhaled the mist. Before long, I wanted to go to sleep. (Lavender is often recommended as a natural remedy for insomnia.) Personally, I wouldn’t want to use lavender spray if I didn’t want to get drowsy. I also wouldn’t use it before driving long distances.
How to Make Room Spray With Lavender Oil
But, anyway, lavender smells great and will give your room a nice clean scent. Here’s an easy home spray recipe with lavender essential oil and alcohol free witch hazel.
Room Spray With Lavender Oil
Fill the bottle with water, leaving just enough room to add the alcohol free witch hazel and essential oils. You’ll want to shake this each time you use it. Also, store this spray in an area away from light and heat. Some people like to use lavender spray on their pillows, especially if they have trouble sleeping. If you plan to use this as a natural insomnia remedy, you can also add a drop or two of clary sage essential oil.
Lemon Essential Oil Spray Recipe
On the other hand, lemon essential oil has an uplifting quality. This is what I’d choose for a room spray during the day, especially if I wanted to stay awake and focus.Using the above ratios of water, essential oils and alchohol free witch hazel, you can make your own energizing room spray.Aromatherapists often recommend combining one or more oils, in order to create a synergy. So you use the following recipe for an energizing essential oil room spray.
- Plastic spray bottle
- Alcohol free witch hazel
- 3 drops of lemon essential oil
- 3 drops of ginger essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Distilled water
Combine the above ingredients in put them in a 4-ounce spray bottle. Use this spray as a natural air freshener or focus enhancer.
Essential Oil Spray for Germs
I love telling my readers about essential oil blends made especially for germs
. I’ve used these for years, and I love them. Most of the germ-fighting blends on the market contain clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. The blend I use now is Plant Therapy Germ Fighter. It’s sold by a company that’s one of the rising non-MLM stars. Plant Therapy oils are amazing. Part of the company mission is to make it easy for everyone to own essential oils.
You could easily make your own germ fighting essential spray by adding Germ Fighter Synergy Blend
to a spray bottle filled with water and witch hazel. If you plan to use this around children, though, some of the oils are not recommended for little ones. However, the company also sells a KidSafe Germ Destroyer blend
that you can use instead.
Essential Oil Recipes for Spray
Anyway, it’s really easy to blend your own essential oil recipes to put in spray bottles. You can experiment with different singles and blends. Essential oils are fun, and easy to use.Essential oils can also be used to make healthy homemade gifts.
One great gift idea would be to make one or more essential oil sprays. Small plastic spray bottles are available online. You can also find attractive stick on labels to put on these bottles. You can see a few label ideas below.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing, unless directed to do so by a healthcare provider.