Is there anything more unpleasant than walking into a room that stinks? Or smelling yourself and realizing you’re overdue for a shower, but you can’t go and take one? Smells are important, whether they’re from you or around you. Perfumes and colognes are great, but they can also be expensive and contain potentially irritating and allergenic chemicals. Synthetic room sprays are also nice and convenient, but let’s be real, they don’t smell as good as pure essential oils from the real thing. So what are you to do? Make your own essential oil based body and room spray! It’s easy, affordable, smells fantastic and of course, it’s fun!
Here’s what you need:
- Essential oils of choice (we recommend one or a combination of Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Ylang Ylang)
- Witch Hazel
- Spray bottle
Here’s what you do:
Fill your spray bottle up about ¼ of the way with Witch Hazel. This ingredient is actually quite important, as its purpose is to keep all the essential oils from evaporating off the top. Next, add 20 drops of your essential oil of choice. If you’re using a combination of essential oils, use more of the softer smelling oils and less of the stronger ones. This isn’t an exact science and there’s room for change so allow yourself to be creative. Now, add the water but leave some room at the top. Shake up your room and body spray, then check the smell. If you like it, great, you’re done! If you don’t, or if you think it could be better, now’s the time to add a couple more drops at a time of the oils you think it needs more of. Adjusting the smell can be a tricky business if you add too much too fast, so go slow to ensure you make a smell you’re happy with.
Aside from this being an enjoyable and creative activity, this also makes a great little stocking stuffer or heartfelt gift and has the added bonus of being aroma therapeutically beneficial since the ingredients are essential oils. Chances are a whiff of this will not only make your clothing or your room smell good, but you’ll also get a nice feeling of calmness or a wave of clarity and uplifting energy. And because there are no toxic chemicals folks who suffer from skin and/or smell sensitivities or even allergies, don’t have to worry.