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DIY Vodka Room Spray With Essential Oils (Vanilla Latte, Cola, Mulled Cider & More)

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Learn to make DIY room spray with essential oils. Say goodbye to toxic air fresheners! This natural recipe uses vodka instead of witch hazel for a truly long-lasting scent. No rubbing alcohol. Read on to learn how to safely scent your home with a homemade essential oil room spray. Plus, discover 7 unique room spray essential oil blends.

DIY vodka essential oil room spray without witch hazel

Store bought room sprays and deodorizers may smell good, but they can be very bad for your upper respiratory system as well as your overall health.

Common ingredients in these products include formaldehyde, phthalates, and dangerous aerosol propellants such as butane and propane — not to mention the thousands of other endocrine-disprupting chemicals that are not required to be disclosed on the product’s label.

Exposure to these ingredients has been linked to cancer, pulmonary damage, asthma, and skin issues, among other concerns. So why take the risk when there are safer ways to freshen your home?

Scent your home safely with a DIY room spray

It doesn’t matter how clean your house is — sometimes odours happen, and essential oils are a great way to lightly fragrance your home without dangerous chemicals.

Essential oil room sprays are one of the simplest luxuries you can make at home, and can easily be spritzed in areas of your home prone to odours, such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

While a diffuser also works wonderfully to safely scent your home, DIY room sprays are an affordable alternative to purchasing an essential oil diffuser. They’re also a great way to enjoy the aromatherapeutic benefits of essential oils.

Natural DIY essential oil room spray
Our DIY essential oil room spray styled with bohemian bowl

How to make your own DIY room spray with essential oils

Making our DIY room spray is simple, and only requires 2 easily accessible ingredients – vodka and your favourite essential oils. It’s that simple.

Vodka is the perfect room spray base. It’s high alcohol content helps disperse the essential oils and maintain their freshness, as it’s a natural preservative. It also helps your room spray’s fragrance last longer.

The higher the proof, the better. However, cheap vodka works just as well as the more expensive brands for a simple homemade room spray.

You will also need a glass spray bottle for dispensing. We like to reuse little glass spritzer bottles for our room sprays, but affordable bottles can also be purchased online.

We recommend choosing a dark coloured glass bottle (such as the amber one pictured in this post). A cobalt blue coloured glass bottle works as well. The dark colour of the glass will prevent light and UV rays from breaking down the essential oils.

Keep in mind that it’s recommended that you never use plastic spray bottles for homemade room sprays or any other recipe that contains essential oils. The potent essential oils can erode the bottle, causing the chemicals in the bottle to leach into the product. Definitely not what you want if you’re trying to avoid toxins.

Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe

1/2 cup / 4oz high-proof vodka
30-40 drops essential oils (see our recipe suggestions below)
Dark glass spray bottle
Small funnel

  1. Using a small funnel, pour vodka into your sterilized spray bottle.
  2. Drop in your essential oils, replace the spray nozzle, and shake the mixture vigorously to combine. Your essential oil room spray is finished! Separation is normal, so please shake your room spray well prior to use to re-distribute the essential oils.

DIY room spray essential oil blends

Mulled Orange Cider Room Spray

15 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil

This essential oil combination is lovely for fall and Christmas.

DIY mulled cider holiday room spray with essential oils

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Room Spray

15 drops cacao absolute
7 drops peppermint essential oil

This delicious essential oil blend smells just like a warm cup of peppermint hot cocoa.

DIY peppermint hot cocoa room spray with essential oils

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

15 drops copaiba oleoresin
15 drops vanilla oleoresin
5 drops cardamom essential oil
2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil
2 drops clove bud essential oil

This fall favourite brings the sweet and spicy aroma of pumpkin spice into any room of your home! Alternatively, you can also buy a pre-made pumpkin spice essential oil blend.

DIY pumpkin spice room spray

Sweet Cola Room Spray

15 drops lime essential oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil

Vanilla Latte Room Spray

15 drops coffee essential oil
15 drops vanilla essential oil

Vanilla Cola Room Spray

15 drops lime essential oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops vanilla essential oil

Tropical Room Spray

10 drops of lime essential oil
10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
10 drops vanilla essential oil

DIY homemade air freshener room spray with essential oils
Homemade room spray styled with small wooden pineapple bowl and marble gold-edged coasters
Yield: 1 room spray

DIY Essential Oil Room Spray

DIY essential oil room spray

Learn to make a DIY room spray with essential oils. This natural recipe uses vodka instead of rubbing alcohol for a long-lasting, non-toxic scent that won’t harm your health.

Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup / 4oz high-proof vodka
  • 30-40 drops essential oils
  • Dark glass spray bottle
  • Small funnel

Instructions

    1. Using a small funnel, pour vodka into your sterilized spray bottle.
    2. Drop in your essential oils, replace the bottle's spray nozzle, and shake the mixture vigorously to combine. It's that simple – your essential oil room spray is finished!

Notes

  • Before making your room spray, see our essential oil blends above.
  • Separation is normal, so please shake your room spray well prior to use to re-distribute the essential oils and ensure an even spritz.
  • Be careful with darker coloured essential oils (such as vanilla oleoresin and coffee essential oil) as they are more likely to stain fabrics, rugs and carpets.
  • As well, please don’t spritz your room spray on, or near wood furniture.

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More ways to fragrance your home with essential oils

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