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Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Are you tired of using expensive store bought room sprays full of toxic chemicals? Us too! That's why we like to make our own homemade air freshener using essential oils. We get to have a wonderful smelling house and enjoy the health benefits of the essential oils at the same time! Win!

How to Make Your Own Homemade Air Fresheners

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First of all, you want a good glass spray bottle so you don't have to worry about the essential oils eating away at toxic plastic. And of course you need some pure essential oils and some purified water.

For the spray bottle I really love these amber glass bottles with locking sprayers. They give a really fine mist and they're made very well. These are what I use for my homemade hair spray!

For an essential oil room spray I recommend a 1% dilution rate. You aren't using this on your skin, but you want to be careful not to make it too strong just in case! Don't worry, you'll still be able to smell what you've just sprayed.

Because oil and water don't stay mixed I recommend adding a little bit of witch hazel which acts as an emulsifier keeping the oils and water mixed. A few drops of Vitamin E will work as a preservative if you think this recipe will last you more than three weeks. 

You'll also want to keep in mind that essential oils can stain, so you may not want to spray directly on furniture, curtains or tapestries.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Air Freshener

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener
 
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Serves: 4 oz
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put water and essential oils into glass bottle. Screw on the top and shake well. Mist the room you want to freshen, close your eyes and inhale. Ah!
Notes
*vitamin E acts as a preservative. It is not necessary but is recommended if you won't be using all of your spray within 3 weeks.

We'll continue to add more homemade air freshener blends to this article for each season, so be sure to bookmark this page to come back to!

Safety & Contraindications

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?

 Let me help take out the guesswork and download my FREE roller bottle guide HERE.

Essential Oil Roller Bottle Dilution Guide

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family. 

<< CLICK HERE to Download My FREE EO Roller Bottle Dilution Chart! >>

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.



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