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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DIY: Essential oil air freshener spray

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I last talked about aromatherapy on this blog.  One of the easiest ways of using essential oils is making air freshener sprays.  It’s so nice to spray them in the air and breathe in the fresh, enjoyable and therapeutic scents.  

DIY: Essential oil air freshener spray

Here is a very short list of popular essential oils and the benefits associated with diffusing or inhaling their scent:

  • Peppermint: used to boost energy
  • Lavender: used to relieve stress
  • Sandalwood: used to calm nerves and help with focus
  • Bergamot: used to reduce stress
  • Rose: used to improve mood and reduce anxiety
  • Chamomile: used to improve mood and relaxation
  • Ylang-Ylang: used to treat headaches
  • Jasmine: used to help with depression

Making your own DIY essential oil air freshener spray is so simple!  Just check out the recipe below!

There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from when making an air freshener spray.  Feel free to use any essential oil you want.  You can also combine two or more essential oils to form a nice smelling blend!  

Essential oils are often grouped into categories.  To find out more about these categories and how to blend essential oils together, read this: Blending essential oils for beginners.

Here's the quick and easy DIY recipe for essential oil air freshener spray...

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 30-40 drops essential oil(s)


Method:
  1. Simply add 1 tbsp of rubbing alcohol into a 120 ml/4 oz amber spray bottle.
  2. Pour in ½ cup distilled water.
  3. Add 30-40 drops of essential oil(s).
  4. Close the bottle and shake well to combine.
  5. Your DIY essential oil air freshener spray is ready!
  6. Spray as much as you want around the house: in the kitchen, closets, storage spaces, etc, to freshen up the air!


Share your favourite smelling essential oils in the comment section spray below!  My favourites are lavender, vanilla and orange!



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