The rain is finally here! And the pluviophile in me couldn’t be happier. But the practical side of my brain isn’t quite as thrilled. Because it knows that with rain comes dampness. Specially in Bombay. So, I wanted to make quick fresheners that could be used around the house and spritzed as and when it’s needed.Thats also why we came up with a tutorial on DIY lavender room spray. Why Lavender? Lavender is a calming scent which is an easy base to work with, for the first time. Here’s how the lavender room spray is made!
Time taken: 5 minutes
- Spray Bottle
- Lavender essential oil
- Distilled Water
- Funnel (optional)
- Glue / double sided tape
If you would like to add a cute little label, here is the one I used. You can also add a bow or ribbon around the spray tip.
Steps for making the lavender room spray :
- In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon of vodka, 6 tablespoons of water and 10-20 drops of essential oil. You can add the oil depending on how strong you would like the scent to be. Keep in mind, that these components are all colourless, so judge the strength of the spray by how strong you would like the scent to be.
- Wash the bottle and place the funnel over the top.
- Pour in the mixture and place the spray tip on top tightly. Give the bottle a good shake. If you need more of the liquid, mix the ingredients in the same combination and add to the bottom.
- Measure the width and height of the label and scale up the attached design.
- After printing the design, add any simple drawings or designs and cut it out.
- Paste the label on the side of the bottle and add any embellishments you like, to complete.
What I like about these room sprays is that they don’t smell artificial. And, you can make them as strong or mild as you like. You can also add other essential oils to the vodka and water, depending on your favourite scents. I like to mix a bit of chamomile with lavender to make a very soothing scent.