To freshen up your space quickly and inexpensively, bring the benefits of aromatherapy into your home by making your own room spray. With just a few supplies and ingredients, including an essential oil cocktail of your choice, homemade room sprays make for a fun DIY project that is easy to do on a leisurely weekend away. Not only can a home fragrance help create a nice smelling bedroom when used on pillows and sheets, but as Kristen Pumphrey of PF Candle Co. says, a few spritzes of it in the home office can also effectively “focus and effect bring calm for your working day. “
In the latest edition of the How ToBAE video series How To, Pumphrey, who recently co-edited the book At Home with Fragrance with brand co-owner Thomas Neuberger, walks us through the steps of making a room spray at home. Read on for a guide on how to mix your own mist, and visit the PF Candle Co. website to purchase the new book and collection of mood-enhancing room sprays.
Tools and materials you need
- 2 ounces. spray bottle
- Distilled water, ~ 2 oz.
- Rosemary essential oil, 1 ml / 30 drops
- Frankincense essential oil, 0.5 ml / 15 drops
- Lavender essential oil, 0.5 ml / 15 drops
- Vodka, 2 ml / 60 drops
Benefits of essential oils
rosemary: It helps with recognition and makes up most of our fragrance mix. It’s green and terpenic, and has an aromatic quality that opens you up.
incense: It’s calming and warm, but a little bit spicy, which brings the focus.
lavender: We all need a little rest in our working day, but lavender also has a nice citrus element that brightens the scent.
1. Emulsify the vodka and essential oil in the spray bottle.
2. Mix 15 drops (or 0.5 ml) each of the frankincense and lavender essential oils and 30 drops of the rosemary essential oil.
3. Add 2 ml (or 60 drops) of vodka. Shake to emulsify.
4. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water, a little less than 2 ounces. Shake to combine.
5. Spray on pillows or sheets to increase focus during your work day.