DIY Scented Room Spray

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

I’m not exactly known for my short and sweet tutorials. But, I assure you this recipe for making DIY scented room spray is exactly that…short and sweet! What I like best about this DIY room spray is that it uses natural ingredients and natural scents. The chemical or fake smell of commercially bought room deodorizers really bothers me.

Ingredients & Supplies:

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

  • Spray bottles (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Distilled water
  • Essential Oils (lavendar, lemon, rosemary, cinnamon, cranberry)
  • Avery Kraft Brown Labels (22808)
  • Ribbon or twine

Optional: shape cutting scissors


DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

Drop approximately 15 drops of each essential oil in the bottom of a squirt bottle. These are a few of the scents I experimented with:

  • Lemon + Lavendar
  • Lavendar + Rosemary
  • Lemon + Rosemary
  • Rosemary + Cinnamon
  • Cranberry + Cinnamon

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

If you are feeling less adventurous, you can stick to one scent and add 20 drops to the bottle.

Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. (You might wish to have labels already pre-printed or put a sticky note on each so you don’t forget which concoction you have inside.)

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

Design your labels. has some great designs already created for you. Simply download the file and edit in MS Word.

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

Print your labels. If you desire to fancy them up, cut around the edges with shape scissors. Tie a ribbon around the neck and give them out as favors or gifts this holiday season!

DIY Scented Room Spray | Pretty Handy Girl

You’d probably make the gift recipient even happier if you include a printed copy of the recipe ;-).


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Oops… the post and see where you said you found the bottles at the Dollar Tree. I was so excited about this little project that I missed that. Sorry. Glad I found your blog and I am looking forward to all of your ideas :)

Love room sprays. I totally agree with you on the fake smells so I make my own too. I am going to have a look for those fantastic bottles. Really adds a nice touch. Cute labels too.

Do you need to worry about the oils and water staining fabrics or furniture? I love the idea but I have silk drapes and furniture from the 1700’s and I worry about water marks. is there another medium that would evaporate faster?

Why do you have to use distilled or filtered water? Would tap water be ok?
Also, do you know how long these will keep fresh?
Thank you!! I can’t stand fake scents either, and I’m oober excited to try some of these!! 😀

I have been reading other spray ‘recipes’ and they add alcohol (vodka) to keep the scents from fading. Without alcohol do you find that the scents fade? Also, I noticed that Lavender is spelled wrong on the spray bottle labels.

I absolutely love those festive bottles for this and can’t believe you found them at dollar tree!! I will have to look for them. I just ordered some other containers online, expensive.