DIY Holiday Room Spray

by DeeDee
7 Materials
15 Minutes

I love the holidays as well as the scents of the holidays. I also love to make up little inexpensive gifts to give to my family and friends. I've got an awesome little yummy smelling project that fits both of these categories and I'm going to tell you how I did it so you'll be able to make some and give as gifts too.

You will need Witch Hazel and an essential oil, scent of your choosing. For my first batch I decided to use doTERRA's Holiday Joy. There are SO MANY holiday scent recipes on Pinterest.

ETA: People are commenting on the awful smell of witch hazel, but the brand you see here has very little scent at all, not sure what the "stink" is all about!

You will need the following to make your own room spray:

Witch hazel - 5 tablespoons (You can use Vodka instead)

Essential Oil (8-10 drops)

2 ounce amber glass bottle

Small funnel

Tablespoon measuring spoon

Ribbons and such for decorating the bottle if you wish

I suggest using dark colored glass bottles because the plastic ones tend to absorb all your yummy oils.

Place the funnel in the bottle and add (5) tablespoons of witch hazel.

Then add 8-10 drops of your essential oil. I used the doTERRA Holiday Joy. You may have to use more drops if you use lower grade essential oils.

Now place the sprayer nozzle back on the bottle and tighten down. Tilt the bottle back and forth to blend the oil into the witchhazel.

Now, if you want to decorate your bottle to make it a bit more festive, you can add a tag with the name of the scent you used. You can also add a few ribbons and such to achieve the festive look.

If you want to know how I made this tag using my home printer, just click right here to be taken directly to my blog post where I give you EASY step by step instructions.

Tie on your tag and then doll it up with lots of ribbons and such to make for a lovely little gift that everyone will love! Each bottle of room spray cost me less than $1.50 to make. It could possibly cost you more if you don't already have the decorating items on hand.

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  • Patricia mooney Patricia mooney on Dec 05, 2018

    What is the substitute for which hazel

  • Kat Kat on Dec 12, 2018

    Does the bottle need to be dark for a reason? I’ve saved larger clear spray bottles from deodorant so would have to make larger quantities!

  • Sandy Sandy on Dec 20, 2020

    Would it be ok to use Everclear in lieu of Vodka?

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  • Jessica Jessica on Dec 12, 2019

    Amazing idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • DeeDee DeeDee on Dec 12, 2019

      Hi Jessica! Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy it! :)

  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Dec 13, 2020

    Love this idea ~ very clever and the various scent choices available open all sorts of possibilities for wonderful fragrances. Your idea is great for special gifts for friends and family. And using Witch Hazel makes such good sense [pardon the pun!] because it's so pure and natural [it's derived from a plant].

    Thank you for sharing!

    • DeeDee DeeDee on Jan 26, 2021

      Hi Melinda! Thank you so much for that kind comment! :)