If you have yet to discover the joys of essential oils I highly recommend you get to it. These are so wonderful! I have developed a passion for essential oils and love finding new ways to use them. I’ve been mixing my own room sprays for a while now so I thought that I would share my favorite recipes with you. Not only are there recipes in here for room sprays, there are recipes for just about anything you could imagine from lice repellant and bug sprays to hairspray and even a great makeup setting spray.
Who knew that you could make so many different things from essential oils? One of the reasons I love making my own sprays is because I took some time recently to look at the label for a store bought room spray. I couldn’t pronounce half of the words! That really scared me because of my family. I want to always use products that are safe for them and for my little pets, so I turned to DIY. Whether you like the scent of a particular oil or you want something for a particular purpose, essential oils are wonderful. In fact, I put them right up there with coconut oil and I’ve even got a list of 25 coconut oil recipes that can totally replace your health and beauty products.
Now, back to the essential oils. Whether you want something that will help you to sleep at night (yes, there’s a recipe for that) or you just want something to ward off those horrid bathroom smells, you’re going to love these easy to DIY essential oil sprays. Essential oils are not at all expensive and you only use a few drops so you can make these over and over again and save money with each batch. You know how much I love to save money. Just look at these spooky Dollar Store Halloween crafts. They’ll save you a bundle!
1. Natural Homemade Sleep Spray
This DIY sleep spray is the perfect way to make sure you’re falling asleep quickly at night. The scent is so relaxing and calming and it’s perfect for spraying in kids’ rooms to help them sleep, too. You make the spray with lavender essential oils, which are super relaxing, as well as vetiver, cedarwood and a bit of water. The entire spray will cost you less than $3 and it works really well to create a relaxing atmosphere.
2. DIY Bug Spray
This summer has been horrible for bugs. Mosquitos, ticks and just about any other creepy crawly have been nuisances this season. Instead of buying those expensive…and chemical filled…store brand sprays, make one yourself using essential oils. It’s much safer for you and your family and it has a wonderful scent. You use citronella, lavender, peppermint, tea tree and various other oils to make it and it’s really effective on all sorts of bugs.
3. Homemade Deodorizing Room Spray
This room spray is calming and really freshens the air, no matter where you use it. It’s great for bathrooms or any room that has pets and it’s much cheaper than those store bought deodorizing sprays. Plus, you can create your own scent. Just add a few drops of any essential oil you want into a spray bottle with a bit of water. I personally love lavender but I use tea tree and eucalyptus in my room sprays, as well.
4. DIY Cat Deterrent Spray
Do you have cats? If you do, you know that they will scratch just about anything if you let them, including your furniture. This DIY cat deterrent spray will stop them from using anything but their designated scratching post. Just mix a bit of clear dish liquid – your choice of brands – with some lemons and eucalyptus essential oils and add a bit of water. Spray this wherever you want your cats to steer clear.
5. Homemade Cleaning Spray
Essential oils are great for so many things, including creating wonderfully effective cleaning sprays. This all natural spray contains distilled white vinegar, water and citrus essential oils and it’s perfect for cleaning countertops, bathrooms, mirrors, windows and so much more. This only takes about two minutes to mix up and it’s much cheaper and safer than anything that you can buy in the store.
6. Essential Oil Body Spray
Essential oils are necessarily just for candles and room sprays. You can also mix up your own wonderful body spray with them and get just about any scent that you want. If you love floral scents for instance, use lavender, if you prefer something more woodsy, use sandalwood or cedarwood. There are so many wonderful sprays that you can create and all you have to do is mix a few drops of essential oils with water.
7. Homemade Hair Detangler And Curling Spray
Make your own hair detangler and curling spray with those essential oils. If you buy these things, you know that they’re pretty expensive. You can literally make your own for just pennies if you have essential oils on hand. This detangling spray uses vegetable glycerin, lavender essential oil, cedarwood and orange essential oils and rosemary for a wonderful scent and a great detangling ability.
8. DIY Makeup Setting Spray
Makeup setting spray is great for keeping your makeup on all day or all night, but like other products, it can get expensive. And, if you have sensitive skin you may not even be able to use those over the counter sprays. But, you can use this homemade version that only has vegetable glycerin, water and an assortment of wonderfully scented essential oils like tea tree and frankincense that really help to keep your makeup in place.
9. Easy DIY Disinfecting Spray
The cold and flu season is almost here and it’s time to think about disinfectant sprays. Do you want something that may have harsh chemicals in it or would you prefer something all natural? If all natural is your answer, this essential oil disinfecting spray is your solution. Just get a spray bottle and add distilled water, white vinegar, lavender and tea tree essential oils and that’s it. This solution will kill off those germs and make everything in your house smell so great.
10. Homemade Countertop Cleaning Spray
All you need to make your own countertop cleaning spray is a spray bottle, a bit of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use whatever oil you want to get the desired scent. This is great for cleaning and disinfecting and makes the perfect kitchen spray if you use scents like lemon, orange or other citrus smells.
11. DIY Fabric Refresher Spray
Want to make your own Febreeze? You can with those essential oils. Just mix baking soda with a bit of water and essential oils and shake well in a spray bottle to mix. Then use this spray whenever you need to freshen up your clothing, shoes or furniture…if you have pets. This is a great overall room deodorizer and really works well on fabrics like curtains to give the entire house a fresh scent.
12. Non Toxic DIY Fly Spray
Flies are horrible this time of year, especially here in the South and catching them with fly traps is just too messy. Instead, try using this DIY non toxic fly spray. Rosemary, peppermint and basil essential oils will deter those flies and keep them out of your way. Just mix your oils with apple cider vinegar, liquid oil like canola or olive oil and a bit of dish soap. This is a safe spray to use on animals…like farm animals if you have them.
13. Natural DIY Ant Spray
Ants are such pests and they are really difficult to get rid of once you get them in your home. A mixture of water, witch hazel and a few drops of peppermint oil will do the trick. Ants don’t like the scent of peppermint…crazy little critters…so they will steer clear of any countertop that has a peppermint scent. Just spray this all over your kitchen or wherever you have an ant problem and watch them disappear.