DIY Essential Oil Room Sprays for Spring

DIY Essential Oil Room Sprays for Spring

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE 5 ESSENTIAL OIL ROOM SPRAYS FOR SPRING TIME.  WITH A COUPLE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS YOU WILL HAVE A FRESH, CLEAN SMELLING HOUSE, WITHOUT ANY TOXINS.

I love making room sprays for the seasons, and I especially love when these said room sprays are loaded with health benefits.  Now that is a win, win!

I have shared a few room sprays on the blog already, and today I am excited to share a few spring time scents you may enjoy.

DIY 5 ESSENTIAL OIL ROOM SPRAYS FOR SPRING 

SPRING AIR FRESHENER

8 drops lavender essentail oil
6 drops peppermint essentail oil
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
FRESH AND CLEAN

10 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops melaleuca essential oil
4 drops wild orange essential oil
BLOSSOMING FLOWERS

8 drops lavender essential oil 
5 drops geranium essential oil
4 drops patchouli essential oil 
3 drops rose essential oil
SPRING FLING

8 drops lemon essential oil
8 drops lime essential oil
6 drops grapefruit essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
SPRING BREEZE

8 drops wild orange essential oil
6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops cypress essential oil
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ESSENTIAL OIL ROOM SPRAYS 

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon baking soda
15-30 drops of essential oils of choice
Water
Spray bottle ( You can use a 16 ounce, 8 ounce, 4 ounce, or 2 ounce spray bottle depending on how much you want to make.  Each recipe is for a 4 ounce spray bottle so adjust accordingly.)
INSTRUCTIONS

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a bowl and add in essential oils of choice. Check out the different blends above.
Mash with a fork to incorporate essential oils into baking soda.  (Mixing the oils in baking soda will help them to incorporate into the water better.) 
Add mixture to a glass spray bottle and top off with water.
Shake well before use.
Spray into the air, floor, furniture, shoes, or cars to freshen air!  
WHAT IS WRONG WITH TRADITIONAL ROOM SPRAYS? 

I know what some of you are thinking, here she goes again with her rant about toxins!  But for real guys, have you looked on the back of your febreze lately?! It isn’t something I want in my home, and especially not lurking around in my air or on my sheets.  Besides, making your own is so simple.

Most air fresheners admit over 100 chemicals when sprayed into the air!  Let’s talk about just a few of these chemicals and the side effects.

PHTHALATES- Contains endocrine disruptor and may affect human reproduction or development.
BENZENE- Benzene comes from petroleum.  It’s used to make plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, detergents, and air fresheners.  It is highly toxic and is a known carcinogen; it can cause skin irritations and lung damage.
FORMALDEHYDE- These are found in a lot of house hold products and this chemical can be very dangerous for us, especially anyone that suffers from asthma or other respiratory issues.  It can also irritate the eyes, nose, skin, and throat.
PROPELLANTS- This is the ingredient that allows the spray to spray, if you will.  Sounds harmless, right?  With a little research I found out that hydrocarbons, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, propane, n-butane and isobutane are all common aerosol propellants. In fact, these are also found in your cooking sprays!
FRAGRANCES- Fragrances can cause allergic reactions, contain hormone disturbers, carcinogens, and linked to damage sperm.  Using essential oils for fragrance is a much safer option.
BENEFITS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS INSTEAD 

Using essential oils aromatically can benefit your overall health, mood, air quality, and more!  I love having a good smelling house with out having to spray toxins into the air.  And on top of that these room sprays are going to effect you positively!

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