It’s easy to love spring when it brings the arrival of nourishing warm sunshine and the bright colors of blooming flowers and trees. Yes, the season also comes with major allergy issues and a heavy sense obligation to get spring cleaning done, but the fresh scents that come with mowing the lawn or planting a new herb garden can be major energy and mood boosters. Make one of these essential oil air freshener sprays, and you might find that spring cleaning is less of a chore.
4 Springtime Scents for an Essential Oil Air Freshener
You can make a basic essential oil air freshener with just 3 ingredients – water, vodka and your favorite essential oil. Lavender is a common choice for its soothing scent that has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Spritz it on your linens before bed to get its relaxing effects. Get the basic air freshener recipe below to get you started, then sub in your favorite essential oil or one of the blends!
Basic Room Spray Recipe
- almost 1/2 cup distilled water
- 2 tablespoons vodka or grain alcohol
- 30-50 drops essential oil
- Glass spray bottle
Add the vodka or grain alcohol to a 4-ounce spray bottle and then add the essential oil. Let sit for 5 minutes then fill the bottle with distilled water. Replace cap and shake well. Shake before each use.
To get you in the cleaning mood, mix up an air freshener spray and spritz the air generously. The spring scents will energize your for the cleaning tasks to come and also hydrate the air after all of the dry winter heat. Turn on your favorite tunes and get ready to scrub some windows.
1. Fresh Floral Room Spray
Floral essential oils like ylang ylang, rose and jasmine are my favorites (I even make deodorant with them). Ylang ylang, called the “flower of flowers,” has been used medicinally to help with stress and anxiety, and the oil works well in blends designed to boost mood and feelings of happiness.
- 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 6 drops rose absolute essential oil
- 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 4 drops cardamom essential oil
2. Green Earth Room Spray
One of the best parts of spring is getting your hands dirty planting flowers, herbs and veggies. Bring the scent of the outdoors inside with the energizing scent rosemary and juniper. Or try making a room spray with the uplifting scents of mint or basil.
- 8 drops juniper essential oil
- 6 drops rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops frankincense essential oil
- 6 drops jasmine essential oil
3. Sweet Citrus Room Spray
There’s nothing like the clean, refreshing scent of citrus to awaken the senses. Sweet orange oil is sunny, refreshing and energizing as well as relaxing. To heighten its refreshing and comforting qualities, it is often blended with bergamot and lavender.
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 4 drops bergamot essential oil
- 4 drops vanilla essential oil
4. Energy Boosting Room Spray
Lemon is another uplifting oil that creates an atmosphere of freshness and purity (there’s a reason why so many cleaners are lemon-scented!). Lemon combined with eucalyptus and mint creates an invigorating aroma that’s perfect for spritzing on dreary days.
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Oh wow, these look really awesome. I love the bottles in your picture too! Where did you find them??
Stephanie Gerber says
They’re from Rail19 – love them!
Hi! Great recipes. I have saved your site and will be making these sprays. How come you can’t use rubbing alcohol?
Martha Noah says
I love your recipe and your great idea but if I want to make a larger quantity like 20 litres of the air freshener what will now be the measurement of those 3 recipe?
hi, thanks for the post!. this is such a great DIY idea. i tried making these sprays! it smells great for a few minutes and then it’s barely noticeable. Is there a way to make the essential oil linger in the air for longer?
Deanna Straub says
I love them all but the Energy Boosting Room Spray sounds really extra special. Thanks