How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

The various aromas of the holidays and the feelings they evoke are certainly synonymous with this time of year. The rustic evergreen of a fresh cut christmas tree; spicy, warming cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; bright, citrusy orange or the fresh, minty smell of candy canes – these can all bring the good feelings of seasonal cheer, the reminder or family and love and the promise of a season full of joy and happy memories.

As someone very triggered and often driven by scent, I am also someone who is very sensitive to scent. I always have been. Would that make me scentsitive? heh. I find the fake, synthetic aromas to cut through the air, not in a good way, and often times they provide an instant headache. They linger and simply mask any existing odors, they can overpower a room and even more alarming, they are often loaded with so many chemicals. The more I clean up my life and the more I cut out, the more I am aware of and sensitive to where all nasty stuff is hiding. That connection of your brain to your body and that innate knowing of what to avoid, certainly becomes more heightened. The more connected and in-tune I become the more I seek for natural, clean alternatives.

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

These holiday inspired all-natural scents will not only provide a welcoming and cozy, seasonal setting perfect for holiday gatherings, but you’ll also be reaping the many therapeutic benefits of the essential oils, too. Purifying the air, warming your soul and uplifting your spirit, these room sprays are inexpensive to make, you can customize your scents and your blends to make your own personalized aroma and of course, they make an amazing gift.

This formula and the various blends fill a 4oz bottle, but feel free to double or triple your recipe. As always, I provide you with printable labels to customize your gifts. I left the area where the oils are listed, blank, so you can make your own custom blends.

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

What You Need:

  • distilled water / vodka or grain alcohol / witch hazel
  • 30 – 50 drops of 100% Pure Essential Oils of Your Choice  (see below for blend suggestions)
  • Glass spray bottles. I used these 4oz amber glass bottles, but any glass spray bottle will work. Avoid plastic as essential oils tend to break down the plastic. I also recommend an amber colored glass for maximum shelf life.

When making a 4 oz bottle, I prefer to work with 3 ounces of 80 or 100 proof vodka, as it helps the essential oils and water mix easier and the aroma tends to linger a little longer, I then top off each bottle with distilled water. You can also use witch hazel instead of vodka or if you prefer, you can also use only distilled water.

Directions:

Add the 3oz vodka or witch hazel (or distilled water) to your 4oz bottle. Add the essential oils you are using (see my favorite recipes below). Place the top on and shake well to combine, then top off with distilled water. Shake contents and mist the air throughout your home.

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

O Christmas Tree

  • 20 drops pine or fir needle essential oil
  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil

 

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

Home for the Holidays

  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 10 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

Winter Wonderland

  • 20 drops pine needle essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops wintergreen essential oil

Room Spray Labels

Bonus – Printable Labels:

Download a customizable version of these labels to print at home to give your bottle of homemade Holiday Room Spray an extra-special, personal touch! Print the PDF, simply write your name in under “by:” and fill ingredients, if you’d like. That’s it. DOWNLOAD HERE.

Print these 2.5-inch diameter labels on any Avery brand 22808 template. I used these brown kraft paper labels.

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

Other Suggestions:

The Great Outdoors

  • 10 drops fir needle essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil

Sugar and Spice

  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 10 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops nutmeg essential oil

Candy Cane

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Comfort and Joy

  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops pine needle essential oil

 

Additional Printable Labels Featuring These Scents:

Download a customizable version of these labels to print at home to give your bottle of homemade Holiday Room Spray an extra-special, personal touch! Print the PDF, simply write your name in under “by:” and fill ingredients, if you’d like. That’s it. DOWNLOAD HERE.

Print these 2.5-inch diameter labels on any Avery brand 22808 template. I used these brown kraft paper labels.

 

How-to Make Essential Oil Holiday Room Sprays

Other essential oils that great for holiday blends:

  • bergamot
  • myrrh
  • vanilla
  • anise
  • cassia
  • ginger
  • cardamom
  • rosemary
  • chamomile
  • lavender
  • and more!

NOTES:

Get creative and come up with your own signature scents, the sky is the limit.

Spice and mint oils can be quite strong and overpowering, I tend to keep these at a lower proportion in my blends.

I don’t have one preferred brand of essential oils. For me it depends on the use, the scent and what I have on hand. If you have a favorite brand, by all means use that. I do recommend whenever using essential oils, that you look for 100% pure, undiluted essential oils, without any additives blended in.

Always shake your sprays well before using, to make sure the oils are properly mixed in.

 

 

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather C. December 15, 2015 at 7:19 am

What size bottle of essential oils do you use when making these gifts? I know they sometimes come in small and large.

If you opt for the smaller bottles, how many room sprays can you make?

Thanks so much!

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2 Beth @ Tasty Yummies December 15, 2015 at 7:25 am

Hi there. I have varying sizes of essential oil bottles, depending on the brand, but unless you were making hundreds of bottles of these room sprays you will always have more than enough. Each room spray uses varying amounts of the essential oils and there is no solid way to know how many “drops” are in each bottle, so I cannot say how many room sprays each bottle would make, there are far too many variables.

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3 Heather C. December 15, 2015 at 7:52 am

Thanks so much Beth! You’re the best.

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4 Brett Christoffel December 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

I just wanted to congratulate you for such an amazingly informative and beautiful blog/site and thank you for your very generous and creative spirit! Wishing you much joy and Be Well!

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5 Samantha December 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm

So I bought glass bottles, but the spray mechanism is plastic. When I shook the mixture before adding the water and took out the sprayer, the plastic had already started to melt. Did you find bottles that don’t use plastic spray tubes?

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6 Beth @ Tasty Yummies January 6, 2016 at 6:54 pm

My bottles did have a plastic spray tube and sprayer, yes. I haven’t been able to find any without, though I have never had issues with it melting it.

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7 barb December 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

Can i use just regular filtered water, or bottled water?

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8 Beth @ Tasty Yummies January 6, 2016 at 6:53 pm

any water will do.

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9 Ellie Westerby December 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Okay, this may be the dumbest question but it has been stumping me for about 30 minutes now. How do you download the printable as a customizable version to type on? Or are they intended to be written on after printed?

Thanks!

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10 Pam Douglas November 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

Can you use only witch hazel instead of 3 oz. of witch hazel and distilled water? I have witch hazel but no distilled water. Or is the distilled water necessary to get the most of the essential oils? Thanks for the ideas!

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11 Stephanie November 24, 2016 at 8:01 am

I love this so much, thank you!! I am very sensitive to scents as well. I love essential oils, but hate the strong fake Christmas fragrances. I am going to make these for myself and as gifts!! <3

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12 Amanda December 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

If only using a 2 ounce bottle would you just cut the amount of essential oil in half?

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