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Making natural room spray and fabric refresher at home is a great way to freshen up your home naturally.
While there are many pre-made air fresheners on the market, most of them are full of ingredients that can be damaging to your health.
Why should you make your own room spray & fabric refresher?
Many air fresheners include harsh irritants that can disrupt or damage the respiratory system over time. So even though they might smell nice, they’re not doing nice things to our bodies.
For more information on why many commercial air and fabric sprays may be detrimental to your health, check out this article.
What ingredients do you need to make a room and fabric spray?
There are a couple of different ways to make natural room and fabric spray.
In order to make it the easy way, all you’ll need is distilled water and your essential oil(s) of choice.
But if you’d like the oil and water to combine a little better, you may want to add some rubbing alcohol or witch hazel to your spray.
What essential oils to use in a room spray or linen spray
There are many essential oils that are safe to use in a room spray.
But if you’re using your spray as a fabric or linen spray, it’s important to note that some essential oils may have a darker color. Oils will darker colors could potentially stain fabrics. Therefore, you should avoid using the darker colored oils on your fabrics and linens.
Here are some common essential oils that are commonly safe to use on fabrics and linens:
- Stress Away
- Northern Lights Black Spruce
- Cinnamon Bark
- Eucalyptus Globulus
- Clary Sage
- Ylang Ylang
- Eucalyptus Radiata
- Citrus Fresh
- Tea Tree
- Lemon Myrtle
- Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
- Sacred Sandalwood
As a precaution, if you’re worried about staining, do a spot test on different fabric types before thoroughly using the spray.
Additionally, make sure that you’re not adding your oils directly to your fabrics / linens without diluting them with distilled water first.
Please note: If you’re new to essential oils, unsure about oils safety, or even if you’re a seasoned oiler & just need a refresher – the oils safety page on the Young Living site is one you should ready thoroughly.
My favorite essential oil to use for room & fabric spray
I’ve tried a lot of different oils, but the one I always come back to and end up using the most is Purification essential oil blend.
This blend was made to help neutralize odors and cleanse in the home, and it truly does just that. Of course, the refreshing citrusy / fruity aroma it leaves behind is a major bonus, too!
DIY Natural Room Spray and Fabric Spray
- 1 Glass Spray Bottle at least 4 oz
- 1 Funnel optional
- Distilled Water
- 20-30 Drops Essential Oil(s)
- 1-2 tbsp Witch Hazel or Rubbing Alcohol optional
- Open your spray bottle, and add 20 – 30 total drops of essential oil(s) to the bottle for a 4 to 8 ounce spray bottle.For larger bottles up to 16 ounces, you can double the amount of oil drops.
- If using a funnel, place it in the opening of the bottle. If using witch hazel or rubbing alcohol – drop the measured amount into the funnel or the bottle (1 tbsp for smaller bottles, and 2 tbsp for larger bottles).
- Next, add in your distilled water up to the base of the neck of the spray bottle.
- Screw the sprayer back onto the bottle and make sure it is tightened. Then shake well to mix the spray.
- Test it out & make sure the essential oil scent is strong enough. Add a little more essential oil if you'd like it stronger.Be sure to shake before each use – use as a room spray, or linen / fabric spray & refresher!
I hope you love this DIY room spray as much as I do!
This spray has been a game changer in my household. We’ve ditched the synthetically fragranced sprays for this natural spray, we can tell a major difference in our air quality & overall respiratory wellness.
If you’re looking for a warm and cozy fragrance to use for several hours or all day long, be sure to check out my post about simmer pots. Or, if you’d rather use something you can easily turn on & walk away from, check out this post about common essential oils & how to use a diffuser.
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