DIY ROOM SPRAY
we’re true fans of alyssa hoppe over here and all of the projects she creates for us (hanging planters and this holiday wreath). and today’s post is no exception, these room sprays are seriously beautiful. she teamed up with photographer nicole moser for the project and they’re going to show us how to make some of our own. they’d be the perfect hostess, housewarming gift or addition to your bedside table, so pretty!
“Flowers are blooming and Spring is finally here (yay!). What better way to enjoy the change of season than by bringing the freshness of outside, into your home! These room sprays are both functional and beautiful, and can be made with a wide range of essential oil combinations to suit your fancy.” – alyssa
what you’ll need:
• glass bottle with mist nozzle (i got my bottles from a perfume store, i asked for their old testers! but here are some similar options 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. )
• essential oils
• distilled water
• vodka or gin
• dried flowers
• measuring cup or kitchen scale for ounces
• masking tape
– If you’re buying fresh flower to dry, tie a string around the ends and hang upside down for a week. Once the flowers are done drying, clean out an empty glass bottle and pour distilled water three fourths of the way full.
– Next, take your essential oils and do a total of 25-30 drops in the water.
-Measure out 1 oz of vodka or gin and pour into the bottle. The ratio I use is 6oz distilled water/1oz alcohol. If your bottle is smaller or larger, you can adjust accordingly.
– Take your dried flowers and cut a sprig that is just smaller than your bottle. Put the lid back on the bottle and shake it a few times, mixing the ingredients.
– Take off the lid and carefully push your sprig into the bottle with the branches facing up. For really delicate stems, you can use tweezers.
– Finally, I like to make a simple label using a thin piece of masking tape. Place the label on your bottle and violá!
there are a ton of different options when it comes to the scent the the essential oils you use but here are some of my favorites:
- Bergamot and lavender
- Lemon and sage
- Camomile, orange and sandalwood
- Ginger and mint
- Cedar-wood and tea tree
- Rose, lavender and sage
- Eucalyptus and lemon
- Bergamot, ginger and cedar-wood
- Orange and rosemary