Aromatic Room Air Mist

April 30, 2017

Aromatic Room Air Mist

Did you know that you can make your own Aromatherapy Room Air Mist?

4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hairspray).
30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend keeping the safety data of the chosen essential oil(s) in mind.
1.5 fl. ounces of distilled water or hydrosol and 1.5 fl. ounces of high-proof alcohol. Alternatively, you may omit the alcohol and increase the amount of distilled water or hydrosol to 3 fl. ounces. The alcohol helps the aroma linger for a longer duration. When working with alcohol in aromatherapy sprays, Vodka or Everclear are suitable. Isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol should be avoided for aromatherapy use because they typically contain additives, and the aroma of these types of alcohol may overpower the aroma of your room mist.

Fill the spray bottle with the choice of either 1.5 fl. ounces of distilled water and 1.5 fl. ounces of alcohol or 3 fl. ounces of distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about 1 fl. oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well immediately before each use.) Then, add 30-40 drops of essential oil. Essential oils can vary in strength. You may want to try 20 drops at first especially if you live in a household with someone who is sensitive to strong aromas. After you first make and try the spray, let it sit for about a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is too weak; the aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit and the essential oils have had a chance to "marry."

Shake the bottle immediately before each use. Mist lightly in the room. Be especially careful not to allow the air freshener mist fall onto furniture or into open beverages.