Learn how to make natural fall air freshener DIY room sprays with essential oils in less than 5 minutes! The natural room freshener spray needs just 3 natural ingredients plus essential oils and is perfect to make your home smell like autumn. This air freshener spray is surprisingly easy to put together and will make your house smell amazing and refreshed.
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Natural Fall Air Freshener Spray Recipes with Essential Oils
Sometimes the simple DIY air fresheners are just as effective and good as the more complex ones like homemade scented candles, don’t you think? Take these all-natural fall air fresheners, for example. These DIY air freshener sprays are incredibly easy with just 3 ingredients plus a few essential oils, but still SO good and will make your house smell like fall.
I love these DIY room spray recipes to freshen up and deodorize my home naturally, without the synthetic fragrances and aerosols found in most commercial room sprays. The fall room spray recipes are easily adapted to any other seasons… meaning there’s never a bad time to use a natural air freshener spray!
What is room spray?
A room spray is a type of liquid air freshener that is spritzed into the air to freshen a room and to remove bad odors.
Room sprays are one of those air fresheners that sometimes gets a bad reputation, but I really believe that it’s all about materials and ingredients! Artificial fragrances, aerosol propellants, formaldehyde and other unpronounceable chemicals? No thanks! But all-natural? With essential oils? In a non-toxic room spray? YES PLEASE!
All you need to make homemade essential oils room spray is a distilled water, high proof alcohol, fall essential oil blends and the right mixing technique. Those small details will turn those who are anti-room spray into natural room spray lovers!
What materials do I need to make a natural fall air freshener spray?
First things first. Let’s talk about the fall air freshener ingredients. Here are the materials I used to make my air freshener DIY:
Distilled water is needed to make the room spray base recipe. I prefer to buy distilled water, but you can also use boiled water if you don’t have access to distilled water.
To make this room spray recipe, we need any neutral-smelling high-proof alcohol that contains at least 40% alcohol (80 US proof). Vodka or Everclear (120, 151 and 190) very work well. The alcohol helps to combat bacteria and evaporates immediately after spraying.
The alcohol also acts as a solubiliser to keep the water and essential oils homogeneously mixed together. Using alcohol is one way how to make natural room fresheners last longer.
I don’t recommend making DIY room spray with rubbing alcohol or mixing essential oils with rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol usually has a strong and lingering chemical smell that doesn’t go away and can even cause headaches when too much is inhaled.
Using baking soda in a room spray is a bit different than other air freshener recipes. Baking soda neutralizes bad odors effectively. Bad odors tend to haven an acidic pH level, and baking soda lowers that pH level thus neutralizing the stinky smell. So this natural fall air freshener spray helps to eliminate bad smells in the home while also scenting naturally. The best of both worlds.
Essential oils provide fragrance and air-cleaning qualities to the DIY autumn room spray. The anti-bacterial and ant-viral properties of essential oils help to sanitise the air and reduce bacteria, viruses, and fungi. You can find a few fall air freshener scents below.
As the exposure to light corrupts essential oils, it’s best to store the fall room spray in blue glass or amber spray bottles. The bottle size is up to you. Dark coloured glass bottles are available in different sizes, ranging from to 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz up to 16 oz. I bought these gorgeous amber bottles with gold caps and these shiny gold spray bottles on Amazon. The gold accents make them perfect for a fall room spray.
DIY fall essential oil room spray recipe
For a fall air freshener spray with essential oils, try spicy essential oils like cinnamon bark, clove bud and ginger. Woodsy scents such as pine, cedarwood, or balsam fir, are also excellent room spray scents and good for aromatherapy.
Use 30 to 45 drops essential oils for 1 4-oz spray bottle. I tried 3 different natural fall air freshener scents for the room spray formulation:
Pumpkin spice room spray – The quintessential fall fragrance
Golden Honey Flower – A floral autumn room spray
Fall Forrest – A refreshing, woodsy air freshener spray
For more essential oil fall scents and essential oil recipes for autumn, have a look at my fall diffusing blends, which includes another essential oil pumpkin pie recipe, or my list of floral autumn essential oil blends. You can also find all essential oils used in this fall essential oil room spray recipe in my Amazon shop.
If you don’t want to mix your essential oil blends, you can also buy pre-made autumn essential oil blends. I like essential oils in the Finally Fall bundle from Plant Therapy.
How do you make room spray with essential oils?
I’m going to show you how to make fall room spray. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s easy, and better for your home and health than store-bought artificial room sprays.
Natural fall air fresheners are perfect to fragrance your home naturally, no matter if you have allergies, react sensitive to synthetic fragrances, or just want a toxin-free home! Oh, this DIY essential room spray recipe is also safe for children and pets.
Here is the best method for how to make fall air freshener spray with essential oils and baking soda:
- Add the distilled water, alcohol, and baking soda to a small mixing bowl and stir until the baking soda has completely dissolved. The baking soda has to be mixed in well, or soda crystals can clog the sprayer.
- Next, drop the essential oils into a spray bottle.
- Now fill the rest of the spray bottle with the water-alcohol mixture. Tip: Use a small funnel to fill the bottles. This helps to avoid spilling and makes it easier to fill the bottles.
- Add the sprayer top and shake the bottle to combine everything.
How to use the essential oil refreshing room spray
Shake the DIY fall room spray before every use. To prevent staining, avoid spritzing the refreshing essential oil spray on light fabrics, carpets and wooden furniture.
How long does air freshener last?
Stored in a dark, cool place, the homemade room deodorizer spray can be stored for up to 12 months. The staying power of air freshener spray will vary a bit depending on the quality of essential oils used. My essential oil room spray recipe smelled amazing for a couple of hours.
Free printable labels for autumn room spray
DIY fall air freshener spray is a sweet gift for your friends, boss, teachers, or anyone who appreciates green living and a toxin-free home. If you want to use printable labels to decorate your natural air fresheners with essential oils, download the printable labels at the end of my floral autumn diffuser blends post.
The gift tags is part of our printable autumn gift tags collection.
More DIY home fragrance projects
For more homemade air freshener ideas, check out these DIYs. I have more DIY autumn home fragrance ideas to share with you. Take a look at these natural home fragrance with essential oil DIYs to try:Report this ad
- 6 essential oil blends for fall – These beautiful essential oil blends include autumn favourites such as pumpkin spice, apple pie or sweater weather and more essential oil combinations for diffuser.
- 6 floral autumn diffuser blends – These fall essential oil blends combine flower scents and warm fall fragrances.
- pumpkin spice candles – These pumpkin spice scented candles are pretty to look at and smell even better! A must for pumpkin spice season.
- fall stovetop potpourri – So quick and easy to do, your home will smell like warm apple pie! pumpkin spice wax melts – Cute soy wax melts and more pumpkin spice… oh my!
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