Elevate your home with a custom room spray

Elevate your home with a custom room spray

Why create a custom room spray?

A custom room spray allows me to add a personal touch to my home. Unlike store-bought sprays that have generic scents, a custom room spray reflects my style and personality. There are many benefits to making my own room spray:

I can create a truly unique scent

By blending different essential oils and fragrance oils, I can craft a complex and distinctive aroma that can’t be replicated. It allows me to have a signature scent for my home.

I control the strength and longevity

I decide how strong to make the spray and how long the scent will last. Some store-bought sprays are overwhelmingly strong or the scent fades within an hour. With a custom room spray, I find the right intensity and durability to match my preferences.

It makes a thoughtful gift

A handmade room spray with a customized scent makes a great gift for friends and family. It shows thoughtfulness and allows me to share my creativity.

Cost savings

Once I have the basic supplies, each bottle of custom room spray costs just a few dollars to make. High quality store-bought sprays usually cost $10-$30 or more per bottle. Making it myself saves money.

How do I create my own room spray?

Creating a custom room spray is simple. Here are the basic steps:

Choose a base

  • Distilled water – Odorless and won’t spoil the scent.
  • Vodka – Helps blend oils and acts as a preservative.
  • Witch hazel – Has a light pleasant aroma.

I pick distilled water as an inexpensive base with no scent of its own.

Select essential oils

Essential oils give the room spray its scent. I can combine different oils, such as:

  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint

I decide on a refreshing blend of lemongrass, lavender, and mint. The lemongrass provides a clean citrus base note, while the lavender adds a floral middle note and mint supplies a crisp top note.

Choose fragrance oils (optional)

For added complexity, I can also incorporate fragrance oils. These synthetic oils allow me to include scents from things like baked goods, fruits, and more. If I want a cookie dough smell for instance, fragrance oil would provide that.

Mix in carrier oil

To help dissolve the essential oils, I add a carrier oil such as:

  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil

I prefer fractionated coconut oil. It has almost no scent and easily blends with the essential oils.

Combine in a bottle

I add my oils to a glass spray bottle, diluting with distilled water to the desired concentration. I make sure to use a bottle type that works with essential oils and won’t react or leach chemicals.

How strong should the scent be?

When mixing a room spray, it takes some trial and error to find the right scent strength. I start with a lower concentration and add more oil for stronger aroma. It depends how large the room is, personal scent preferences, and how frequently it will get sprayed. Some guidelines:

For an 8 oz spray bottle, I would use:

  • Light scent – 15-20 drops total essential oil
  • Medium scent – 25-35 drops
  • Strong scent – 40+ drops

If using fragrance oils, I would cut the amount in half since they are more concentrated than essential oils.

I tweak the recipe until I reach my desired potency. Too high a concentration can be overpowering.

What safety precautions should I take?

When working with concentrated essential oils, it helps to take some basic precautions:

  • I wear gloves to avoid skin irritation. Some oils can sensitize skin when applied undiluted.
  • I ensure good ventilation. Breathing large amounts of evaporating essential oils may cause nausea or headaches for some.
  • I keep the spray bottle out of reach of children and pets. Ingesting high concentrations of certain oils may require medical attention. Their liver can’t efficiently metabolize many compounds.
  • I patch test oils on a small skin area first to check for allergic reactions before making a large batch.

With reasonable care taken, I can safely make and use custom room sprays. But like anything concentrated, they aren’t to consumed internally or applied directly to the body without proper dilution.

What are some recipe ideas?

Here are a few room spray scent ideas I may try:

Kitchen spray

  • Lemon, lime, grapefruit, and bergamot oils – Bright, clean citrus
  • Vanilla fragrance oil – Warm, sweet baking scent

Bedroom spray

  • Lavender and chamomile oils – Relaxing floral blend
  • Cedarwood oil – Fresh yet cozy

Office spray

  • Peppermint and spearmint oils – Sharp, focusing minty aroma
  • Rosemary oil – Herbaceous, improves alertness

The possibilities are endless when I blend different essential oil scent profiles. I get to play perfumer and find what I like best!

Ready to make my own?

As you can see, creating my own custom room spray allows me to add a personal, signature scent to my home. The process is quite simple once I obtain some essential oils and base ingredients.

It’s a fun, creative way for me to elevate and refresh any room. I can tweak recipes until achieving my perfect aroma then showcase it proudly. With a custom room spray made by me, every room smells like home.

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