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You may have noticed that essential oils can be used in countless ways and harnessed at all times, in every aspect of your life. Using essential oil sprays is another useful way to include Young Living products in your daily routine.
We’re glad to know you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits the oils offer for you and your family’s life. Not only can you apply them to your skin, ingest them, or spread them around, but you can also devise other techniques such as making scented candles or, in this case, essential oil sprays.
You can replace the common sprays, which usually include toxic components that are harmful to the health of our family, with completely natural, concentrated products with properties that contribute to improving the well-being of our home. In addition to providing a fresh, clean and excellent-smelling environment.
We want to share with you the simplest and most economical way to make an essential oil spray. That is why in this article we will explain step by step how to do it.
Make essential oil spray
Spraying essential oils is one of the simplest, most economical and fun bricolage activities. You will obtain all the attributes of the oil, aroma, well-being and comfort in simple steps and with basic ingredients that you will find at home.
So let’s start by describing the ingredients you need to manually make essential oil sprays:
- Essential oil of your choice: You can use a single product or make a blend of essential oils according to your wishes.
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of grain alcohol or vodka
- Distilled water
- One 2 oz. spray bottle
In the spray bottle add 15 to 20 drops of the chosen essential oil. If it is a mixture, you can add 5 drops of each. Then add the salt and the grain alcohol or vodka. It is advisable to use a small funnel so as not to waste the components.
Once mixed, fill the rest of the jar with distilled water and cover and then shake continuously. Let it stand for 24 hours and start using your essential oil spray.
Important: Before using the spray, shake for a couple of seconds to ensure that your fragrance remains concentrated.
What is the best essential oil spray?
It is normal to be uncertain about which essential oil to use in a spray. However, this will only depend on the benefits you want to achieve. Your needs will determine which blend or oil is appropriate for spray use. For example:
If you want to create a relaxing atmosphere, release the tension and stress of a heavy day or simply fall asleep easily a spray of essential oil of Mint, Bergamot, Lavender or Ylang Ylang, are the ideal choices.
You can choose any of them and you will find powerful properties. Lavender, at least, is exceptional as a relaxer, just like mint. Bergamot contributes to stress reduction. While Ylang Ylang is a specialist in calming anxiety and providing restful sleep.
Refreshing and stimulating aroma
If you want to get a refreshing aroma and help with the cleaning of your home, Eucalyptus, Lemon or Orange oil is what you need. The first one is ideal as an antiseptic and airway decongestant.
While citrus fruits are ideal alternatives if what you need is to provide your home with the irresistible smell of nature.
You can make a mixture of these oils and discover their innumerable properties. As energizers, antidepressants, natural cleaners of your home and many other benefits you can find when making an essential oil spray.
Where can I spray my essential oil spray?
Essential oil sprays can be used in any space in your home. Depending on the mixture you decide to make, you can decide whether to spray some in your room to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that also allows you to sleep comfortably.
In the living room, it is ideal if you want to get a fresh, natural scent, or if you need to stay focused during an activity.
On the other hand, in the bathroom, if you want a clean and disinfected aroma, you can also spray it with your essential oil spray.
The uses you can make of an essential oil spray are unlimited, only you decide where and when to use it and enjoy a noticeable improvement in your environment and that of your loved ones.
To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.