DIY Aromatherapy Room Spray (Made With Perfume Samples)
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.
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.
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.
Here are some additional ideas for using perfume samples.
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