Today we have a quick update for a room spray! This recipe is great for scenting your living room or kitchen, and it can also be used on linens.
1) The easiest method is to buy a room spray base that is already mixed. Bulk Apothecary has an unscented base available in various quantities. All you have to do it mix in your essential oil (or fragrance oil), put into a spray bottle and you are ready to go! We recommend starting with 1/2 ounce of fragrance or essential oil PER gallon of base. This is a starting point, and you can also mix in more or less depending on the strength of scent you are looking for. You can also use the base as a body mist by adding your favorite fragrance oil to it.
2) The second method is for those of you that want to create your own. This recipe calls for rubbing alcohol, so just be aware if you are using it on surfaces or furniture in which you don’t want affected.
Essential Oil/Fragrance Oil — You can use whatever oil you prefer. Lemon oils tend to be great for the kitchen, and they are known to scare off fruit flies. If you are looking for a fall scent, you can mix in pumpkin, OR use orange and cinnamon together for a spicy/seasonal fragrance. This is the part where you get creative with the oils!
Fill spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water and 1/4 rubbing alcohol, with just a tiny bit of room at the top for the oils.
Add 8-10 drops of essential oil/fragrance oil. Mix and spray. Be sure to mix before each use and do not spray it around food! You can alter by JUST using distilled water without any rubbing alcohol if you prefer, but the texture will vary.