Homemade Air Freshener Recipes with Essential Oils
4 oz spray bottle (can often find nice ones at your local health food store)
1 1/2 oz distilled water
1 1/2 oz vodka (85+ proof) or Everclear
Add to the above:
1/2 oz vanilla extract
5 to 10 drops essential oil (choose one: orange, lavender, rose, cinnamon)
20 drops lime essential oil
14 drops bergamot essential oil
4 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops rose essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops bergamot essential oil
15 drops spearmint essential oil
6 drops rose essential oil
6 drops orange essential oil
18 drops sandalwood
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops roman chamomile essential oil
6 drops neroli essential oil
I often will pick just one essential oil to use, such as lavender (good for inducing sleep), jasmine or rose (good for romance).
For areas with strong odors, such as bathroom odors or kitchen odors, white distilled vinegar can be used as an effective odor absorber. To 3 oz white vinegar, add a total of 10 to 15 drops of essential oil – lime, lemon, and rosemary essential oils are especially good choices.
The use of essential oils is not recommended for the very young or aged, or pregnant/nursing women. It is the belief of this site that essential oils should not be used internally, only externally and topically. A skin test should always be done before using an essential oil, especially important for those more sensitive or vulnerable. Consult a reputable and experienced aromatherapist for guidance. If you are under the care of a physician, it is recommended that you contact them before using essential oils.