Erika Bragdon is a Certified Essential Oil Coach from the Essential Oil Institute.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make a quick relaxing holiday essential oil room spray. Not only is this essential oil blend easy to make, but it can also work as an all-natural air freshener!
Plus it has a lovely Christmas scent and is great for moms (and the whole family) to use to help with self-care and relaxation during the busy holidays.
Essential oil room sprays are a great way to use essential oils in an easy, safe manner that the whole family can enjoy and benefit from. We already have a favorite Christmas essential oil spray (you can find that here) and this one is a twist on that, but created specifically with relaxation in mind.
Moms are always running around trying to make Christmas perfect for everyone else. We easily forget to take a breather and take some time for ourselves! A ten-minute session of deep breathing after you spray this in the room is just what we all need to keep ourselves calm and relaxed while we orchestrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Relaxing Holiday Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe
What You’ll Need:
a glass spray bottle, witch hazel, your holiday essential oils like Frankincense, Vetiver, and Pine, and spring or distilled water. (Scroll down to see the full instructions with a printable version.)
How to Make a Relaxing Essential Oil Room Spray
To make your relaxing holiday essential oil room spray, grab your empty glass bottle and add 2 tsp. of witch hazel. The witch hazel helps the essential oil molecules spread out in the water for an evenly scented spray.
Add 10 drops each of Frankincense, Pine, and Vetiver essential oils. Finally, fill with spring or distilled water and shake well before each use.
What is the most calming essential oil?
Well, this is up for debate and honestly personal preference, but Frankincense essential oil and Vetiver are two of my favorites as calming essential oils. I also love Ylang Ylang, but it’s not very holiday-like so I didn’t use it in this Christmas essential oil blend.
Frankincense may help ease tension and is, of course, one of the gifts given to Christ after His birth.
Pine not only helps bring out the scent of our evergreen Christmas trees, but it also may support when feeling exhausted or tense.
Vetiver can be supportive in terms of its relaxing properties – so don’t be surprised if you are ready for a nap after spraying this around your room!
Two other essential oils you could either use instead or in addition to Frankincense, Vetiver, and Pine are Myrrh and Fir Balsam.
Myrrh – another one of Christ’s gifts, Myrrh may help support the immune system
Fir Balsam has the classic scent of real Christmas Trees! It has a lovely relaxing feel about it and its scent will remind you that this is supposed to be a joyful time of year!
If you use either of both of these, I recommend using 10 drops of each.
When you’ve added the essential oils you want for this holiday blend, then be sure to shake your homemade essential oil room spray bottle well before spraying.
We all know that moms have the hardest job when it comes to making Christmas special, and most of us are so good and making it perfect for everyone else that we forget to take a moment for ourselves. Let’s remember to take the time to relax and be thankful during this busy holiday season.
On a high stress-filled day, I recommend setting your cell phone timer for just 10 minutes. Spritz this relaxing holiday essential oil spray a few times around your room, and practice some deep breathing while your eyes are closed. During that time, dwell on all the things you are thankful for rather than your to-do list that you think will never get done! After this 10 minute break, you’ll feel so refreshed and be ready to tackle the to-do list with more energy and in a better mood!
I also suggest making a few bottles of this relaxing holiday essential oil room spray to give to your mom friends who need a reminder to take a breather as well! 🙂
How to make a relaxing holiday essential oil room spray that doubles as an air freshener. This easy DIY guide will show you to make this easy essential oil recipe fast!
- 4 oz glass spray bottle – be sure to get the glass bottles as some essential oils may wear away a plastic container
- Witch hazel (I prefer Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel)
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Pine Essential Oil
- Vetiver Essential Oil
- Myrrh Essential Oil (optional for a second blend)
- Fir Balsam or Spruce Essential Oil (optional for a second blend)
- spring or distilled water
Grab your empty glass bottle and add 2 tsp. of witch hazel.
Add 10 drops each of Frankincense, Pine, and Vetiver essential oils.
Finally, fill with spring or distilled water and shake well before each use.
Looking for more ways to use essential oils around the house this Christmas season? Check out these ideas:
- DIY Christmas Candles with Essential Oils
- DIY Air Freshener Spray with Christmas Essential Oils
- DIY Essential Oil Diffuser for Your Christmas Tree
- Christmas Essential Oils Blend
- DIY Holiday Essential Oil Room Spray
- DIY Holiday Calming Essential Oil Blend
- Easy Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Lotion
Which Essential Oil Brand is Best?
For the best results, you will want to choose a high-quality essential oil brand that is 100% pure and offers third-party testing for quality control. Read this post for more info on how to choose essential oils that work for you and your family (beyond the brand.)