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The Easiest DIY Room Spray Recipe!

This all natural DIY room spray recipe will make your home smell amazing, and it’s about as easy as it gets, with just three ingredients!

hands placing a label on a glass spray bottle of DIY room spray

What is Room Spray?

I recently discovered room spray (I’m obviously not the first) and I’m loving it so much that I had to try making my own. I use it to spritz the couch, my bed, the rugs, even Fozzy’s bed!

What is room spray, you ask? It’s just a simple spray you can use to make a room smell fresh- the way we all used to use Febreze. Sometimes it’s also called “linen spray” or “pillow spray” when it’s used for bedding.

It’s perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, areas where pets hang out, or pretty much any space in your home that you want to smell better.

And did I mention it’s a great DIY gift too?

I’m using one of my all-time favorite fragrance oils- Lilac & Mimosa, from Makesy (formerly The Wooden Wick Co.) for this project, but you can substitute any fragrance oil or essential oils you like.

Materials

materials for making room spray- blue glass spray bottles, witch hazel, fragrance oil, a small funnel, chalkboard sticker labels, and a white paint pen

close up of a small bottle of Lilac & Mimosa fragrance oil from Makesy
close up of empty blue glass spray bottle, ready to be filled with DIY room spray

Directions

1. Place Funnel

This tiny plastic funnel came with the blue glass bottles I ordered from Amazon, and it made this project so much easier!

overhead view of hand placing a small plastic funnel into the mouth of a glass spray bottle

2. Add Witch Hazel

Add about 1 ounce of witch hazel to the bottle. If you’re using a 2oz spray bottle like I am, you can just fill it about half way.

hand pouring witch hazel into a small blue glass bottle to make natural room spray
close-up of blue glass bottle 1/2 full of witch hazel

3. Add Fragrance Oil

Add about 40 drops of your favorite fragrance oil or combination of essential oils.

close-up of a bottle of lilac & mimosa fragrance oil  with a blue glass spray bottle of DIY room spray in the background
hand pouring lilac & mimosa fragrance oil into a glass bottle using a small plastic funnel

4. Add Water

Fill the spray bottle almost to the top with distilled water.

distilled water being poured from a pitcher into a small glass bottle to make DIY room spray
close-up of blue glass bottle full of DIY room spray

5. Replace Spray Bottle Lid

hand putting the spray cap onto a small  spray bottle

6. Label

I find that paper sticker labels always get oily and gross, so I like to use chalkboard sticker labels instead. These are my favorite ones from Amazon. And although they do come with a chalk marker, I prefer to use a white paint pen, which won’t rub off.

hands using a white paint pen to write "Lilac & Mimosa" on a chalkboard sticker label
hands placing a black chalkboard label to a glass bottle of DIY room spray

And that’s it! Pretty simple, right?

You’ll want to be sure and shake the bottle before each use, since the oil and water will separate a bit.

Best Fragrance Oils for Room Sprays

I’ve done extensive testing of fragrance oils for candle making, and found that many just smell like stinky potpourri from the 90’s. Remember that smell? Yeah.

So after making a lot of stinky chemical-smelling candles & wax melts and wasting A LOT of money on fragrance oils, I discovered Makesy’s (formerly The Wooden Wick Co.) line of all natural fragrance oils. And they’re perfect for this project! Here are a few of my favorite scents for room spray:

row of 7 different fragrance oils for room spray and DIY linen spray

Lilac & Mimosa (from this recipe)

Lemon Verbena & Thyme

Luxe Linens & Verbena Mist

Sun Lotion & Sea Breeze

Washed Linens & Clean Musk

Ivory Woods & Lavender Musk

Calamansi & Tangerine Blossom

Best Essential Oils for Room Sprays

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DIY Room Spray

Active Time5 mins
Yield: 1 bottle

Equipment

  • 1 small funnel
  • 1 white paint pen

Materials

  • 1 ounce witch hazel
  • 1 ounce distilled water
  • 40 drops fragrance oil or essential oil
  • 1 chalkboard sticker label
  • 1 2 ounce glass spray bottle

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