The possibilities for terrific fall fragrances are within your reach. Use these essential oil recipes and create your own room spray blends.
Fall is the perfect time to bring out all your essential oils, combine the ones that smell like the autumn season, and make room sprays. Room sprays not only deodorize the room, but you get that smell of leaves, baked goods, and spices without actually baking anything.
If you created your own DIY essential oil blends for fall from our previous post, and have been using them in a diffuser, room sprays are another way to get a burst of autumn into any room in the house. The fall blends we learned to make are Pumpkin Spice EO Blend, Fall Air EO Blend, and Autumn Spice EO Blend. All are made with pure essential oils and do not contain any synthetic oil blends.
To make a basic room spray
Add 30 drops of your combination of essential oils to a 4-ounce dark brown glass bottle, suitable for using a sprayer. Add ¼ cup distilled water and ¼ cup vodka or witch hazel. The vodka does not add any additional smell; the witch hazel will enhance the fall scent.
Screw the top on the bottle and shake vigorously to blend. Label the container and allow the spray to synergize for one hour. Store the finished spray at room temperature, away from heat and light, and use within one year. To use: shake the bottle and spray throughout your house. Enjoy!
13 essential oils that are perfect for making fall EO blends:
- Sweet orange
- Tea Tree
Using these EO’s as a starting point, let’s try a few different room spray recipes for the fall season.
Heavenly Vanilla Room Spray
This first room spray is perfect for fall but also works well during any time of the year. It is going to smell strongly of vanilla, with some other Autumn-like scents to go with it. It is also a straightforward combination of ingredients, allowing anyone to make the simple spray. All you need to do is get a spray bottle and blend a total of 30 drops of vanilla extract, cinnamon oil, clove oil, and orange oil as described above. Make vanilla the oil that has is used the most in the blend. Using distilled water and vodka or witch hazel, helps the oils to work as a room spray and also dilutes the essential oils you are using. The carrier makes the oils last longer.
Fall Harvest Party Spray
If you want more of that classic fall scent, this harvest room spray is going to be ideal. Just like the vanilla room spray, you want to use some distilled water and witch hazel in the bottle to help dilute those essential oils and make it ideal for spraying around the room to help deodorize it.
To make: fill the spray bottle of water with ¼ cup water and ¼ cup witch hazel. Add appropriate amounts of clove essential oil, cinnamon essential oil, sweet orange oil, totaling 30 drops.
In the Forest Room Spray
This next fall scented room spray is going to use more woodsy scents that will make you think you are taking a stroll through a forest in October. Once again, you want to use a spray bottle filled with ¼ cup of distilled water and ¼ cup of witch hazel, which has loads of health benefits and a lovely fall scent. Some other scents may include white fir essential oil, orange essential oil, and either cinnamon or eucalyptus essential oil. Use a total of 30 drops in any combination, with fir being the mail oil.
Pumpkin Spice Room Spray
For a classic room spray to use during the fall, try making one with pumpkin. While there isn’t pumpkin essential oil, you can make a pumpkin spice oil blend. Some people also use either vanilla or orange essential oil added to it. Add your oils, as described above, to distilled water and witch hazel, then shake in a spray bottle.
This week I’ve been inspired by a new book – Essential Oils: A Beginner Guide by Stephanie Tourles. (Amazon) It has wonderful recipes for using pure essential oils every day. The recipes in this article were inspired by her Balsam fir recipe on page 145. This is a useful book if you are looking for a beginner guide to show you the way to use essential oils safely.
She combines 10 drops each of balsam fir, lemon and cypress essential oils to make an antiseptic air-purifying room spray to combat cold and flu. Add this to 1/4 cup distilled water and 1/4 cup vodka. Shake and spritz throughout the house several times a day!
Fall room sprays using essential oils don’t have to be complicated to make. Many of the suggested oils in this article can be used to create a terrific fall aroma, are easily found at the local health food store. Don’t pass up the chance to bring the feel of fall into your home.