Wondering what to do with all those mini perfume samples? Make a DIY aromatherapy room spray to freshen up your home in a completely customizable way.

DIY Aromatherapy room spray (made with perfume samples!) Click through for instructions.

Don’t you think most air fresheners are a bit overpowering? Scents like strawberry fields, Hawaiian breeze, and pumpkin pie spice can just be too much.

I want my house, my bathroom, and my car to smell great without giving me a headache. Is that too much to ask?

The Most Luxe Room Spray Ever?

I recently concocted the most delicious, luxurious, best-smelling room spray.

It made my house smell like a Parisian boutique, a spa, or a rainforest. Or something in between.

And I made it using a few products I had at home, including those little perfume samples they give away in cosmetic sample bags and department stores.

The finished product was a room spray that is light and fresh. It’s cheap to make and totally customizable. You should make some for yourself and some to give away as a gift.

Make your own DIY aromatherapy room spray out of a few ingredients!

How To Make DIY Aromatherapy Room Spray

I recently found myself with an overabundance of perfume samples. Since I knew I wasn’t going to use all of that perfume on myself, I decided to experiment with a homemade room spray.

Basically, I started out by spraying perfume into a glass bottle that I filled with distilled water.

The perfume-water mixture was nice, as expected. But then I went a bit further and added some essential oils to the mix (mostly lavender, lemon, and grapefruit). I liked this mixture even better.

As I started using up the room spray, I decided to refill it with more water, a different perfume, and more essential oils. It still smelled amazing.

To Make Your Own, Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 ounces distilled water
  • 1 sample vial of perfume or a mix of two scents (your choice)
  • 10+ drops essential oil (your choice; lavender, lemon, grapefruit, orange, pine, etc.)

You really can’t go wrong. If you like the perfume you are using – and you like the essential oils you are adding – you will probably like the scent. If not, no biggie. Start over with a different mix.

Here are the amber bottles I bought on Amazon: Aromatherapy bottle

What To Do With Perfume Samples

Do you have a lot of perfume samples to use up? There are several uses for them aside from just spraying them on the inside of your wrist or neck. Try these:

  • Keep a few samples in your travel bag. They are TSA-friendly and won’t take up much space.
  • Use a few drops of a sample in a diffuser or a bowl of water to create a DIY aromatherapy atmosphere in your home or office.
  • Spray a few paper towels or small cloth with perfume and/or essential oils and store it in your car, closet, garage or anywhere else that needs some freshening.
  • Try making this DIY solid perfume, pictured below.

DIY solid perfume, made out of perfume sample vials. Get instructions to make your own.

Here are some additional ideas for using perfume samples.

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