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Using Essential Oils in Room Sprays

Perfume a room with essential oils by using room sprays

If using a burner or an electric diffuser is inconvenient or not to your taste, then you can make up room sprays instead, using water and essential oils. The effect is less powerful than when you vaporize essential oils, but some people prefer a less intense aroma. Room sprays also have an instant effect.

Do not use plastic bottles; as essential oils can chemically react with the plastic. It is important to remember that essential oils do not dissolve in water, so you must shake the bottle vigorously every time before spraying.

Making a room spray

  • Take a glass bottle with a spray attachment and almost fill it with cold water. For each 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of water, use 3 drops of essential oils. For instance, a 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) bottle will take 60 drops of essential oils.
  • A room freshener might include lavender, rosewood, bergamot and sweet orange. For a bathroom or toilet, a suitable blend could be cedarwood, juniper, pine and lemon. To create a sensuous evening atmosphere you could try rose, patchouli, mandarin and sandalwood.

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