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Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe and Blends for Home, Work, and Travel

Essential oil room spray recipe for a long-lasting room spray. Get 9 room spray blends for the home, work, and travel on a free printable you can download. 

I love a good room spray but many are aerosol (hello air quality alerts) and contain a long list of chemical ingredients I can’t pronounce. And the environmentally friendly high-grade room sprays are quite costly. For these reasons I stopped buying room sprays and happily discovered a simple, inexpensive, yet effective way to make a room spray with essential oils.

And I’m not the only one who started making their room spray. DIY room sprays have become increasingly popular for uses around the house, at work, and even during travel. 

In fact, once you’ve learned how to make my room spray base recipe you can create a room spray for next to anything:

  • Linen Mist
  • Car Spray
  • Pet Deodorizer
  • Hotel Room Spray
  • Homework Hour Mist
  • Entryway Spray
  • Before You Go Spray
  • Mudroom Mask
  • Bathroom Freshener
  • Stinky Shoe Cleanser
  • Bedtime Spritz
  • Trash Can Spray
  • Mood Lifting Atomizer
  • Closet Refresher
  • Morning Restart 

As you can see this room spray base recipe can function in so many ways. It is completely customizable to suit your needs and scent preferences. That’s what I love most about it! 

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Stop buying room sprays and save money by making your own with an easy essential oil room spray recipe!

What essential oils make a room smell good?

Asking what essential oils make a room smell good, is almost like asking what kind of ice cream tastes good… Nearly all essential oils could make a room smell better, but the key is blending them into powerful scent combinations. 

Coming from experience, I know if you’re new to essential oils it can seem overwhelming to know what oil to use. This is why I recommend starting with an essential oil blending wheel to guide you. Use it to test out your essential oil blend ideas until you become familiar enough with what works well together. 

And when you do find a blend of essential oils you love, write it down. So, you can make it again! With a little practice, you’ll have your own go-to blends everyone will be asking for. 

And soon you’ll have DIY room sprays all over the house because they are so easy to customize for rooms, seasons, or even your mood. (Speaking of which, don’t miss my cozy-season diffuser blends!) 

How to make an essential oil room spray that is completely customizable to what you have on hand!

How do you make essential oil room spray?

Room sprays are easy to create at home. All you need is a few key ingredients to make a room spray base to add essential oils too. 

Because, here’s the thing – oils don’t mix with water. You need to bind the essential oils with the right ingredient for a room spray that lasts. 

How do you make a long lasting room spray? According to Martha Stewart, combining 1 part witch hazel with 1 part distilled water helps the essential oils bind and makes the scent last longer. Because witch hazel acts as an emulsifier for the essential oils and water. (If you don’t have witch hazel, vodka will also work as an emulsifier.)

Moreover one of the best things about using an essential oil room spray is that it doesn’t just mask or cover up odors. Essential oils actually deodorize and can help boost your mood too, unlike basic aerosol air fresheners. 

Making your own essential oil room spray truly couldn’t be easier when you use this room spray base recipe!

Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe

Making your own essential oil room spray truly couldn’t be easier when you’ve got your room spray base recipe covered. It’s just a four-step process from there: essential oil – witch hazel – water – shake.  

Here’s How to Make a Room Spray with Essential Oils

Start with 25 to 35 drops of essential oils:
Choose from a room spray recipe below or combine your own blend of 25 to 35 drops of essential oils into a glass spray bottle. (Check out the Oily Chic Look Book for lots of spray bottle options, including the bottles in the photos.)

Add 1 part witch hazel:
Fill the spray bottle halfway up with witch hazel, which is one part. And remember, if you don’t have witch hazel, vodka will also work as an emulsifier.

Fill with 1 part distilled water:
Next, fill the remaining half of the bottle with distilled water. 

Shake to blend:
Last, add the lid to the spray bottle, and with the nozzle closed, shake gently to blend. (It’s not a bad idea to shake the bottle before each use for an even scent.) 

Essential oil room sprays are so easy to put together, which makes them an ideal homemade gift for any occasion – new baby, new home, new job, new husband – you get the picture. 

Essential oil room sprays are so easy to put together, which makes them an ideal homemade gift for any occasion - new baby, new home, new job, new husband - you get the picture. Here’s 9 DIY room spray recipes they’ll love!

9 Essential Oil Room Spray Recipes and Free Printable Too!!

I enjoy making new essential oil blends on the fly, but these are my go-to essential oil room sprays I’ve made over and over again. Seriously, we use these DIY room sprays constantly!  

I mist one in the morning in my studio just before I start working, another after cleaning up the dinner time meal, I freshen up our linen closets weekly, and even spray them on the curtains and pillows. There’s a purpose for each one and I’ll share tips for using each room spray below. Plus I’ve put them all together in a free printable you can download and share (look for it below). 

#1 Saturday Sunshine

This is my favorite essential oil room spray for travel, it captures all the freshness and excitement of a sunny Saturday morning. Carefree and ready to start a weekend adventure! 

15 drops Grapefruit

5 drops Ylang Ylang

5 drops Lime

#2 Coziest at Home

Autumn, winter, or a random Sunday this essential oil room spray recipe has all our favorite aromas we find at home. Lavender in our linens, blue spruce in the study, as well as, orange and cinnamon aromas from the kitchen. Bring them together in an essential oil blend for feeling the coziest at home.  

15 drops Lavender

10 drops Northern Lights Blue Spruce

5 drops Orange 

5 drops Cinnamon 

#3 Chill Zone

If you’ve had a particularly stressful day or week for that matter, turn to lavender essential oil, known to calm and quiet your mind. Combine it with a splash of comforting warm vanilla essential oil in this relaxing room spray. This recipe doubles as a sleep spray – find more sleep spray recipes here

20 drops Lavender

10 drops Vanilla

#4 Cover Up

If you’re looking for a natural deodorizing air freshener – this is it! Like the drug store beauty brand Cover Girl, this essential oil room spray will cover up and ultimately purify unpleasant odors in the home. Find more tips and recipes to keep your home fresh and clean with essential oils here

10 drops Tea Tree

10 drops Lemon

10 drops Lime

#5 Morning Refresh 

This is my go-to essential oil blend to start the workday. A refreshing infusion of zesty lemon, happy spearmint, and clarifying blue spruce.  Keep a bottle in your home office or in your desk drawer at work to clear your mind and stay focused.

10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce

5 drops Spearmint

10 drops Lemon

#6 Welcome Home

Use this essential oil room spray in your foyer or entryway to welcome friends and family into your home. It can also be used to welcome new thoughts and ideas into your life.

10 drops Lavender

15 drops Lemongrass 

10 drops Rosemary 

#7 Slump Slayer

Feeling as slow as a sloth midday? No sham here, everyone can benefit from an energy-boosting essential oil spray. Mix up this infusion of clarifying peppermint, invigorating Frankincense, and energizing citrus essential oils. Use it with my energy zing roller blend for the perfect cure to an afternoon slump.  

10 drops Lemon

5 drops Frankincense

10 drops Peppermint

5 drops Orange

#8 Homebody

When every fiber in your body feels like staying home (hello enneagram 9s), validate those feelings with this DIY room spray. 

10 drops Valor

10 drops Grapefruit

5 drops Frankincense 

5 drops Orange

#9 The Cat’s Meow

This is the ultimate uplifting essential oil room spray. A unique combination of sweet orange, geranium, and grapefruit to elevate your mood and mellow out. It’s an inexpensive alternative to my roller blend of the same name. 

10 drops Sweet Orange

5 drops Geranium

15 drops Grapefruit 

Print all 9 essential oil room spray recipes with this free printable from the Oily Chic Library!

Print all 9 essential oil room spray recipes with this free printable from the Oily Chic Library as well as our blending wheel, worksheets, and recipe cards. 

DIY room sprays are incredibly easy to make. In just minutes you can have a homemade air freshener customized to your needs at a fraction of the cost. Mix up new room sprays for the seasons and holidays too to fall in love with your home year-round. And why not combine a duo of a room spray for the home with an essential oil spray for travel as a unique gift? Who couldn’t benefit from a mist of essential oils? 

P.S. Don’t forget the free printable charts above! Tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us. 

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  1. What is the shelf life for a room spray like this?

    1. one two months, you can add perfumers alcohol or baking soda to extend the shelf life.

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