If you’ve ever been intimidated by essential oils…don’t be! They are simple to use and beneficial for the entire family. Learn how to make an essential oil spray, and grab 8 of my favorite easy homemade blends to try.
While lots of people use oils individually, what can you do if you want to combine scents or the beneficial properties of multiple oils? Easy! You can combine them into spray blends!
Essential Oils are for Everyone
I’ve been using essential oils for many years now with my entire family, and have seen firsthand just how powerful they can be. I love working with them because they’re naturally derived since they’re made from plants.
But when I first began learning about oils and using them with my family, I excitedly purchased 3 or 4 oils. And had no idea where (or how) to start using them!
I know from experience just how overwhelming learning to work with essential oils can feel at first. Which oils should you buy (and where to buy them)? Can you use oils on your skin? Can you diffuse them? Is it safe to ingest them? If you’re new to essential oils, your head may be swirling with questions!
First of all, if you’re all aflutter with questions and feeling unsure about what to do with your first oils, I want to reassure you that you’re not alone. I promise, with a little research and experience, it becomes much easier to know what to do when you use oils!
My Essential Oils Bundle is a great, non-overwhelming place to start your journey into learning about essential oils. 🙂
How To Use Essential Oils
Over the years I’ve talked quite a bit about how beneficial essential oils can be for our overall well-being.
Whether you need to relieve stress, get centered, boost your mood, or feel more energized, essential oils can be your go-to resource.
They can help:
- stressed moms feel more patient
- ease seasonal allergies
- repel mosquitoes
- relieve terrible shoe odor
- with cleaning
- alleviate kids’ feelings of overwhelm
- heal sunburns, dry skin, and other skin ailments
- so much more!
Depending on what you want the oils to accomplish, you can use them in your diffuser for aromatherapy, ingest them, apply them topically, or create spray blends.
Many people use oils individually, but combining them into blends can maximize their effectiveness by taking advantage of the benefits of multiple oils at once.
Blending different aromas can also yield new and wonderful scents you can’t get with individual oils.
Today, I’m showing you how to do one of my favorite things with oils: blending oils into a DIY essential oil spray.
Why make essential oil room spray recipes?
Sprays are one of the safest and most versatile ways to use essential oils. They allow you to enjoy the benefits of the oils in many ways that other uses can’t provide.
Want to clean your yoga mat? A yoga mat spray will be easier and more effective than applying drops of essential oils directly to your mat.
And don’t forget about seasonal spray blends that make unique DIY gifts or add that special Christmas magic to your home.
Which Essential Oil Brand is Best?
I always recommend choosing a high-quality essential oil brand that is 100% pure. Also, make sure you choose a brand that offers third-party testing for quality control so you get the best results. Learn more about how to choose essential oils that work for your family.
You can’t go wrong with any of these options because all three of these brands produce high-quality oils that I trust.
How to Make an Essential Oil Spray
First of all, if working with essential oils is new to you, please take a moment to read about common sense essential oil safety. It will give you the tips you need to use oils safely and effectively.
Basic Essential Oil Spray Ingredients
Here is my basic go-to recipe when I make essential oil sprays. The only thing that changes when I use different blends is the exact combination and ratio of oils that I use.
- 1 oz witch hazel (make sure you get one that does contain alcohol because it helps preserve the spray)
- 20 drops essential oils (see my specific recipes belo
- 1 oz distilled water (or well water)
- 2 oz Glass spray bottle
NOTE: A good general rule of thumb is to use about 10 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz in your spray bottle. So if you have a 2oz spray bottle, you would use 20 drops. A 4 oz bottle would require 40 drops, etc.
- Fill your spray bottle about half full with witch hazel. Add the drops of essential oils. Then fill the rest of the bottle with water.
- Screw the lid or spray piece onto the bottle and shake well.
- Shake well before each use to help re-mix the essential oils.
PRO TIP: You can use a small funnel for easier pouring if you have one on hand, but it’s not required.
My Top 8 Essential Oil Spray Recipes
As promised, here are some of my favorite essential oil blends to use in spray bottles. To make them, just follow the recipe above and adjust the essential oils according to these ratios for the blend you want.
1. Sweet Dreams:
10 drops lavender
10 drops chamomile
5 drops frankincense
10 drops lavender
5 drops ylang ylang
3. Warm Spices:
10 drops clove
10 drops cinnamon
4. Study Time:
5 drops frankincense
10 drops cedarwood
5 drops rosemary
5. Sweet Citrus:
10 drops lemon
5 drops grapefruit
5 drops orange
6. Odor B Gone:
15 drops tea tree
5 drops eucalyptus
7. Peppermint Air Freshener:
10 drops peppermint
10 drops lemon
10 drops lavender
10 drops geranium
Here are a few common questions I see readers ask about essential oil sprays. Don’t see the answer to your question below? Leave it in the comments!
How long do essential oils last when sprayed?
When you spray them into the air, you can expect to enjoy their aromas for a few hours, depending on how well air circulates in the room. For sprays on linens, you’ll probably notice them longer (several days to a couple of weeks).
How do you make a long-lasting essential oil spray?
Using witch hazel in this spray recipe helps the scent to last longer. The witch hazel allows the water and oils to combine, which results in better dispersal and longer-lasting aromas.
You could also add a couple of extra drops of essential oils to your blend (unless you’re using this with kids). Spraying a stronger aroma will also help the scent last longer
How long do essential oil sprays last?
This will depend on which oils you use in your spray. Citrus sprays will only last about 4 months before they start to degrade, while other sprays should last closer to 6 months.
NOTE: using dark glass spray bottles are key to helping your sprays stay fresh as long as possible!
I hope you love these essential oil spray blends! With so much variety in the options, there’s something for everyone.
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