Aromatic Room Sprays

I love a clean, fresh smelling house, don’t you?

I used to burn lots of candles to help achieve this, and to cover the scent of kitty box, teenage boys, garbage in the kitchen, etc. When I would cook strong smelling foods like fish, out would come the commercial room fresheners. The flowery fragrance would cover up the yuck smell temporarily, but I would get such a nasty headache.

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Making your own aromatic room sprays only requires 3 ingredients-vodka, water, and essential oils.

The vodka keeps the oils fresh and the water helps disperse it into the air. The basic recipe is the same, one ounce vodka and one ounce of water.

Store in a dark colored glass spray bottle like these. You can choose any essential oil combination that you like, but these are my favorite recipes:


30 drops Orange Essential Oil
20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Sweet and Spicy

30 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
10 drops Basil Essentil Oil

Tropical Island

20 drops Lime Essential Oil
20 drops Orange Essential Oil
20 drops Vanilla Essential Oil

Peaceful Tranquility

20 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Garden Fresh

30 drops Lemon Essential Oil
20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Anti-Microbial Spray

20 drops Clove Essential Oil
25 drops Orange Essential Oil
25 drops Lemon Essential Oil

For all recipes:

Add the vodka, water and essential oils and stir. Carefully pour into the bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray 5-10 sprays into the air. Repeat as desired.

Do you use Febreeze or make your own air freshener? What oils would you use first? Be sure to pin this for later!

9 thoughts on “Aromatic Room Sprays”

  1. I’ve been contemplating making some of this for our house, thanks for having the different essential oil blends. I’ll be making some this afternoon!

  2. Olivia @ This West Coast Mommy

    Those Sweet & Spicy and Tropical Island blends look divine! I think I have all the ingredients too – must try!

  3. Thank you for the post. I definitely need some other alternatives to candles and this looks perfect. Especially for the bathroom! Thanks

  4. Popping over from Motivation Monday =) I’m starting to get in on the essential oils kick. This may be a great place to start! Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

    1. isopropyl alcohol works well here too, but it won’t keep as long…the shelf life is approximately 5 months then.

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