Did you know? “Essential oils could reduce stress, anxiety, and could help you sleep better at night.”
Yeah, that’s right!
Incorporating these essential oils in your daily life routine could improve the way you perceive life quite perfectly.
Now, in case you own an essential oil diffuser and are tired of using premade oil sprays, then it’s time to try out something new.
In this guide today, we will go through a step-by-step process on how to make an essential oil spray from scratch.
This way you can make your own blend of scents and enjoy inhaling them at your home with ease and convenience.
Have a look, without any further ado:
How to Make an Essential Oil Spray in 5 Easy Steps?
1. Decide on Making a Spray Depending Upon Your Needs:
First things first, you’d want to make an essential oil spray based on your purpose and needs.
In this aspect, you don’t need to rush into anything. I’ll suggest figuring out your needs and prerequisites before you start with the whole process.
Some brass tacks ideas to get started with include:
- Sprays that could improve your sleep
- Oils that would reduce your stress and anxiety.
- Sprays that could work as a room deodorant or freshener.
- Oils that would work as insect repellant.
- Something to be used as a body oil, etc.
Once you decide the purpose of the oil spray you are about to make, it will become easier for you to get started with choosing the oils.
When done with the first step, follow the next one:
2. Research Different Oil Properties from Authentic Sources:
Now that you know about the type of oil you have to choose for a specific purpose, the next step involves researching about them.
This way, it will become easier for you to select a specific oil based on its properties.
However, one thing to consider here is that while searching the properties of a specific oil, make sure that you use authentic sources only.
Scientific websites with a better reputation will have a better chance of explaining the properties of oils backed by proper research and studies.
Similarly, you can also explore some research articles in order to have a better chance at making an effective essential oil spray for the home.
3. Experimenting and Practicing on Scents:
Here comes the tricky part!
The scent you like might not work out for someone else and that’s the main reason you need to keep experimenting on them.
For that, I will recommend you to try out different blends of the scents as something that helps you soothe might not be soothing enough for somebody else.
Therefore, make sure that you keep experimenting with different oils until you find the scent that’s really mesmerizing for you and your nose obviously.
4. Practicing on Oil Ratios:
Worth trying but make sure that you get started with only two oils, especially if you are a newbie.
Start with a 1:1 while you experiment on two oils. You can also increase or decrease the concentration depending upon the type of scent you like more.
While making an essential oil spray, it’s important to know that only two oils will work as a major entity. All other oils you add will only complement or alter the scent to a certain extent.
5. Start Making the Essential Oil Spray:
Here are the steps you can follow to finally make your own essential oil spray at home:
Choose a glass spray bottle over plastic as essential oils could degrade plastic and you won’t get optimal results from plastic.
Next, start mixing the oils with distilled water. Don’t worry about the distilled water as you can get it from a local grocery store.
The strength of oils you want to try depends upon your preferences. Start with a 1:1 ratio and increase or decrease it as per your will and wish.
Depending upon the size of the bottle, you can also play with the drops of oil to make a unique spray.
However, if you want a strong scent, then I recommend mixing 15 to 25 drops of essential oil in 2 oz. water respectively.
Similarly, for a mild scent, I will suggest you add only 20 drops of oils into at least 4 oz. of distilled water.
Depending upon the experiment you are doing, keep track of the water and oil drops you use so that you can recreate the recipe after getting to your dream scent.
Don’t interfere with the ratios too much, especially when you start liking the scent.
Last but not the least, you should note that water and oil do not mix naturally. Hence, I will suggest you shake the mixture well before use.
For better results, let the mixture settle down for at least 2 days before you start using it on an oil diffuser.
Ta-da! You’ve finally got your own homemade essential oil spray that you can utilize manually or pour it down in an oil diffuser for perfect results.
FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Final Takeaways by Scarlett Dowden
Making a homemade essential oil spray is quite convenient once you know the right combination of oils and water.
Make sure that you experiment with different oil combinations to get to the scent that attracts you the most.
Rest, you could follow the instructions I have mentioned above to make a DIY essential oil spray without any hurdle.