DIY All-Natural Room Sprays

9 Materials
$20
30 Minutes
Easy

Essential oil sprays are becoming more and more popular for around the house uses, especially for bedtime in hopes that calming essential oils like lavender and chamomile will help you sleep better.

A lot of times you’ll find these sleep sprays are so unbelievably expensive, but the good news is you can make your own all-natural DIY essential oil sprays at home for next to nothing! They are so easy to make yourself and you can customize them to suit your needs or scent preferences. This set also makes for a great gift…who couldn’t use more energy or better sleep!?!

You’ll need to make sure to have the proper supplies before you begin this simple process. Feel free to use whatever essential oils company you prefer, however, we only recommend products we can stand behind and trust. We recommend Rocky Mountain Oils for truly great companies all around, they are both economical and you still get the greatest benefits from their products.

Do note that not all essential oils are made equal with the same quality. Cost and processes do have a lot to do with the general excellence of standard of companies that produce essential oils.

Supplies:

Uplift: Sweet Orange, Geranium, and Pink Grapefruit essential oils

Sleep: Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, and Geranium essential oils

Refresh: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils

  • Dark Colored (blue or brown) Spray Bottles ( we like to use these)
  • Distilled Water – 3 oz per bottle
  • Cardstock ( you can get it here!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Double sided tape
  • Free printable labels from No Compass Necessary!

If you choose to purchase Rocky Mountain Oils, they have awesome starter sets, which includes all of the oils you will need to make the Refresh essential oil spray, plus some amazing blends to boost your immune system, kill germs, and relax your mind, which are great to use in your diffuser.

For storage you want dark colored bottles to protect the therapeutic properties of the oils and to avoid sun damage so you get the highest quality. Your essential oil sprays will also last longer.

Side note… When we blend oils and vinegar for cleaning supplies at home, I don’t worry so much about the color of the bottle because we go through the homemade cleaning products so quickly, like disinfectant spray or window cleaner.

You have two options for distilled water… purchase a bottle from the grocery store or boil your own water, let it cool, and seal it in a mason jar to avoid contaminants.

Now, let's get started!

Uplift

Fill a glass bottle with 3 oz of distilled water.

Add 5 drops of Orange essential oil, 5 drops of Geranium essential oil, and 5 drops of Pink Grapefruit essential oil.

Shake well and you’re ready to use.

Benefits: This essential oil blend is excellent for boosting energy both in a room or on your body! If you’re feeling tired, or a bit wore out, these citrus oils will brighten your mood!

Sleep

Fill a glass bottle with 3 oz of distilled water.

Add 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil, 5 drops of, Lavender essential oil, 5 drops of Patchouli essential oil, and 3 drops of Geranium essential oil.

Shake well and you’re ready to use.

Benefits: This essential oil blend is your perfect bedtime spray especially if you are one who can’t shut your mind off when you desperately want to go to sleep! Have you ever been recommended a cup of chamomile tea if you’re stressed, nervous, or overworked? The same properties via scent help to calm your nerves.

This spray is one of my all-time favorites, I spray it on our pillows before bed and sometimes on my wrists if I’m getting a bit overwhelmed.

Refresh

Fill a glass bottle with 3 oz of distilled water.

Add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil, 3 drops of Orange essential oil, 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil, and 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil.

Shake well and you’re ready to use.

Benefits: This essential oil blend is the perfect all-over spray from dog beds, couches or curtains, stinky gym bags, and even yourself! All of the oils balance each other perfectly for a fresh, clean scent.

This bend is also safe for pets, so we lightly mist our dogs’ beds and their fur if they’re going to be running around in the woods because peppermint and eucalyptus is a natural deterrent for fleas and ticks.

Another thing I wanted to mention is that you can customize these sprays to your liking. If you’re not the biggest fan of eucalyptus, nix it and add more lavender or peppermint. It’s totally up to you!

Label Time

Now that you’ve filled your bottles, make sure they are completely dry before you begin attaching the labels. 

I love printing on natural cardstock instead of plain white paper. It adds more character to the labels.

Once you have your labels printed, I recommend using a thin layer of mod podge over the labels so that it protects the paper from wrinkling or the ink from smearing if the bottles get wet or if you have stuff on your hands. Also, don’t forget to let it dry (less than 10 minutes)!

To make it easy, I’ve found using double-sided tape has been the best way to adhere the labels to the bottle. Outline the edges of the back of the label with the tape, and one small strip down the middle. Next, center your label on the bottle and wrap the label around and you’re done!

Quick tip: If you want to use larger spray bottles like this because you know you’ll go through them quickly, you can scale the label size once you go to print if you need larger-sized labels.

So, what do you think?!

Suggested materials:

  • Uplift: Sweet Orange, Geranium, and Pink Grapefruit essential oils
  • Sleep: Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, and Geranium essential oils
  • Refresh: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential
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Cassie Benzinger
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  • Cindy Rubin Cindy Rubin on Jan 31, 2021

    Do the essential oils ever stain or leave an oily feel on materials... pillows etc?

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  • William William on Aug 17, 2019

    I prefer to use cheap vodka with essential oils. The vodka evaporates and leaves the scent behind. I spray clothing, purses, and shoes I sell on Ebay. Of course I do use it around the house.

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