Decor & DIY

How to make your own room spray

If you have ever wondered how to make your own room spray, so have I. Room spray or air freshners has always been such a mission for me to choose and find. Most of the sprays seem to smell fine initially but then gradually either I start to dislike ir or I simply get tired of the smell and they come in such gigantic bottles that they seem to last F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

Daily life cannot always smell like roses. Smelly shoes, musky bathrooms and fried garlic can taint the scent of your home. This natural air freshener will help you omit those foul smells and have your home smelling beautiful again. Essential oils are a natural way of providing a beautiful scent to your home.

How to make your own room spray

I started Googling how I was able to make my own roomspray and decided to play around with some recipes and ideas. Most of the recipes suggest just three simple ingredients namely – water (preferrably distilled water), rubbing alcohol, witchazel, vanilla extract or Hydrogen Peroxide and essential oils. The reason for adding rubbing alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to the spray is to allow the oil and the water to mix. But you should always before you use the spray shake the bottle as well to make sure that the ingredients are mixed in any case.

Now the fun part begins – you can literally start mixing and matching the essential oils together and see which options you prefer… When in doubt… LESS IS MORE! Essential oils have added benefits depending on the scent and type of the oil. For example Geranium, essential oil helps alleviate anxiety and Rose essential oil helps with woman fighting post-partum depression.

Some of my favourite scents include eucalyptus, lavendar and ylang-ylang.

How to make your own room spray

What I used to make this air freshener

  • 3/4 Cup Distilled Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Hydrogen Peroxide (you can buy at most Pharmacies) or unscented hand sanitiser
  • 10-15 Drops of Essential Oil

How to make your own room spray

Mix all of the ingredients together and put in a glass bottle with a spray lid.

Mix well before you use.

Here with a video that we made with ISCA at the Decorex Cape Town inspiration stand earlier this year:

All images and styling by Lauren Kim Photography.

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