DIY Christmas Room Sprays with Essential Oils


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These diy Christmas room sprays with essential oils make a quick and easy gift and are an all-natural way to make your house smell great for the holidays. #diychristmasroomsprays #diyroomspray #homemaderoomspray #homemadeairfreshener #homemadechristmasgiftsThese diy Christmas room sprays with essential oils make a quick and easy gift and are an all-natural way to make your house smell warm and inviting over the holiday season.

It took me years to try making diy room sprays. Why? I’ll never know. Because they are seriously easy to make. They require only 3 simple ingredients and less than a minute each to blend. And they make a fantastic all-natural alternative to chemical-laden store-bought room sprays and air fresheners. Plus, they actually work!

I’ve been making candles for the past 3 years, and while I love them and I’ll never ever buy store-bought candles ever again, they are a bit time-consuming to make and can be finicky. It’s also really difficult to get the scent of essential oils to “throw” when burning candles, which means that even with a lot of essential oils, it’s difficult to smell them when they’re mixed into the wax.

But these room sprays only need about 30-50 drops of essential oil per 4 oz bottle and they smell just as fragrant as the ones from the store, but are way healthier and safer to spray into the air inside your home.

Have you ever noticed that many big-name, store-bought room sprays actually have an explosive or even a poison warning on the bottle? Ya, um, no thanks. That is NOT something I want myself or my family to be breathing.

A Frugal Homemade Gift With All-Natural Ingredients

If you compare these room sprays to similar all-natural store-bought brands, they cost a mere fraction of the price at just two or three dollars per bottle, depending on where you buy your supplies.

I purchase all of my essential oils through Plant Therapy, so my room sprays come in at an average of around $2.50 a bottle all in.  

Plant Therapy has some of the lowest prices for quality essential oils on the market and they carry a huge range, so I love using them in all of my homemade bath, body and home products like sugar scrubs, soy candles, hair products and homemade cleaners, to name a few. 

As for the room sprays, the only other ingredients you need are distilled water and witch hazel (or vodka works too). I use this witch hazel in my room sprays, and I buy distilled water in one-gallon jugs from my local grocery store.

* It’s important to use distilled water and not just regular tap water because distilled water will help to preserve your room sprays for much longer, making them more suitable for gift-giving and even for selling at local markets.

Each gallon jug only costs about $1.00 and each bottle of witch hazel averages out to about $6 or $7 and makes around 8 4-oz bottles of room spray.

So these are no-doubt a cost-effective way to scent your home naturally this holiday season and make very thrifty high-quality handmade gifts for everybody on your list!

Oh, and as for the bottles, there are a few different options available, but personally I use, love and recommend these amber glass spray bottles. Not only are they functional and made of glass (which is always safer and healthier than plastic), they look like the type of bottle you’d find in a boutique apothecary store for 10 times the price it costs to make them!

How to Make Homemade Christmas Room Sprays 

To make diy Christmas room sprays with essential oils, start by adding 30-50 drops of your favourite essential oil blends in a 4oz spray bottle (depending on how strong you want your spray to be). You can blend oils however you like, but I’ve included recipes for 3 of my favourite holiday-scented room sprays below.

After you’ve added your essential oils, fill bottles halfway with witch hazel (or vodka) and top with distilled water. Screw on the lid, spritz in the air and you’re done!  

Oh, and don’t forget to label them! I’ve got some pretty cute printable labels for the Christmas blends I’m about to share with you.

You can find them in my free resource library along with tons of other great freebies like ebooks, budget planners, meal planning templates and labels for all of my favourite homemade products. 

But ya, it’s seriously that easy. So don’t be like me. Don’t wait for years to try making these. Because you can make them in less than a minute and everybody will think you’re a rockstar. And you’ll (rightly) feel like one too:)

DIY Christmas Room Spray Recipes

The recipes below use 50 drops of essential oil per 4 oz bottle. I like my room sprays strong enough to really smell them, so I add the full 50 drops. But if you prefer something more subtle, add just 30 drops per bottle using 10 drops of each oil listed in each recipe.

Add essential oils to your spray bottle, fill halfway with witch hazel or vodka and top the other half with distilled water. Shake well, label, gift, spritz and enjoy!

Christmas Tree

  • 20 drops fir needle
  • 20 drops spruce
  • 10 drops cedarwood

Comfort & Joy

  • 20 drops orange
  • 20 drops cinnamon
  • 10 drops clove

Sleigh Ride

  • 20 drops peppermint
  • 20 drops fir needle
  • 10 drops spearmint

P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Printable Labels from my resource library! 

And if you make these, I would LOVE to see them! Snap a photo and tag me on Instagram: @thehouseandhomestead, or post a photo to our Facebook page.

Happy crafting:)

 

 

 

 


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5 Comments

  1. Lynda Lu Gibb

    I loved the candle you made for me a couple of Christmases ago These room sprays sound wonderful! Nice not having to use a diffuser in all places I am sure. Thanks for the recipes ..

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    • Anna Sakawsky

      Of course! I hope you enjoy them!

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  2. Karen W

    Love these labels-Thank you! Do you know what number they are from Avery?

    Reply
      • Karen W

        Thank you!

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