Essential oils are perfect for using in homemade room sprays to freshen and purify the air - beats using the synthetic and chemically filled air fresheners. Plus they smell so good.

All you need are

  • essential oils - for a 250-300ml bottle I would use about 30-40 drops
  • a glass or aluminium spray bottle - I picked mine up from Kmart for $2
  • cooled boiled water (or filtered or distilled water)
  • a splash of Witch Hazel or Vodka - optional

The aluminium spray bottles are great for kids to use as they won't smash like glass bottles if dropped onto tiled areas such as bathrooms and toilets. Because oils and water don't mix, Witch Hazel or Vodka can help the oils disperse in the water but if you don't have it on hand it's all good. Just give your spray bottle a shake before use.


Perfect for a kid's toilet or bathroom, I used

  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus

The label is from Avery - it's a glossy white circle sticker and I created the Batman image by drawing him in Illustrator and importing it as a jpeg into the Avery online design software, added in the text and printed the label on my ink jet printer.

So I remember what oils I used in this one and can refill it as needed, I added the oil cap stickers to the bottom of the bottle.


Keeping it Christmas-y I used

  • 10 drops of Ginger
  • 10 drops of Wild Orange
  • 5 drops Cassia or Cinnamon
  • 5 drops Cardamom

...and it smells so fresh and gingery! Perfect for setting the mood this Christmas or gifting along with some handmade foaming soap as a lovely gift.

Again I printed the labels through the Avery website and kept it really basic - text and the image! Good oils for purifying and freshening the air include citrus oils like Lemon, Lime and Lemongrass + or try Peppermint, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Rosemary.