Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • January 2016
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Refresh and renew your room with essential oils

Essential oils have so many wonderful uses and provide a multitude of ways to replace products in your home with safe, natural alternatives. One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is in room spray. It uses few ingredients, it’s simple and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals!


1 6 ounce spray bottle (4 ounce or 8 ounce bottles work well too, just adjust the quantities of the other ingredients accordingly.)

I recommend using a dark blue or amber colored glass bottle. Avoid plastic as the oil will eat away at the plastic. I found some inexpensive bottles of various sizes here:

1 ounce witch hazel or vodka

This helps prolong the life of the spray and also helps disperse the oil. Rubbing alcohol can also be used.

Approximately 15 drops of essential oil

You have a lot of options here. I tend to use a mixture of a few different oils, but using one oil works well too. For refreshing and deodorizing, try 7 drops rosemary, 3 drops eucalyptus, 2 drop lemon and 3 drops mint (adjust quantities to suit your olfactory preferences!). Other options/combinations are listed below.

1 cup distilled water


  1. Pour the witch hazel or alcohol into the bottle.
  2. Add the oil(s) and swish around gently to mix.
  3. Pour in the water.

Before each use, shake the bottle gently to disperse the oil; otherwise it tends to sit at the top of the bottle.

Other essential oil scents that work great for room spray:

  • Calming — Lavender, chamomile
  • Energizing — Grapefruit, peppermint, wild orange
  • Deodorizing — Oregano, citrus, tea tree
  • Outdoorsy — White fir, cedarwood 
Crystal M. Hill

Crystal M. Hill is an E-RYT 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher and Co-Owner of Yoga Elements yoga studio at 1981 Midway Rd, Menasha. Crystal creates connection through yoga, healthy living and coaching. For more information, please visit, or contact Crystal at [email protected] or 920-383-1003.

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