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Make your home smell like a slice of heaven with this all natural essential oil citrus room spray. Use it in bathrooms, closets, vehicles or simply frolic around the house in spritzing delight.
One of my favorite smells in the entire world is that overwhelming citrus smell that embraces you the second you walk into a smoothie shop. It’s that glorious combination of citrus fruits that represent freshness and goodness.
Oh how I just drink it in.
Well, I wanted to bring that smell into my home, and found a way to do so naturally with the help of essential oils – my 3 favorites in fact.
I don’t often share much on essential oils, but I am a very avid user and proponent of them. I’ve been using them regularly for over a year, to ensure that I wanted to share them at all and had my own testimonial of them. I’ve found them to enhance our lives in so many ways and in many cases they ease our discomforts naturally. I don’t claim they are a cure all or replace medicine entirely, but many of the benefits of oils have blessed our lives. Would you like me to share more on my findings and favorites? Are you an avid essential oil user yourself? I’d love your input!
This room spray is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of oils, so I keep a few bottles around my house to freshen as needed.
The distinct smell I get from combining lemon, lime and orange oils is my absolute favorite, especially during the Summer time. I keep a bottle in the bathrooms, our bedroom and the kitchen. I’ll spray in our closets to freshen clothes, on bedding and linens, furniture, and all around a room when needed. I’ll even use it in place of perfume sometimes before I go out. These 3 oils are also frequently in my diffusers – they are that good!
Because citrus also has some disinfecting properties, I’ll also use it as countertop spray and every once in awhile I’ll spray toilet seats and doorknobs. It’s like a citrus powerhouse in a wee little bottle.
WHERE TO BUY ESSENTIAL OILS
Before I show you how to make it, a few words on buying essential oils.
There are many great brands out there, and you just need to ensure that you are buying 100% pure oils. Don’t be enticed into the ones you’ll see at Walmart or other supermarkets that often have additives in them.
I have mostly used Young Living brand, DoTerra, and Rocky Mountain Oils. I’ve studied all 3 to see where they grow and source their products and how they process them., as well as the benefits of buying from each company.
However, if you just want affordable prices with free shipping, without the worry of setting up memberships and such, I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Oils for those kinds of purchases. A great option for some one-off items (like to get lemon, lime and orange oils) and when just dipping your toes into essential oils. They show their test results for all their oils and offer great education on their site as well. Let me know if you need help navigating their site. (There is a great freebie running right now, which will be added to your cart once you spend $65!)
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BENEFITS OF CITRUS OILS
Besides smelling unbelievably delicious, lets talk briefly about the benefits of these 3 oils I’ve used in the room spray.
- Inspiring and Uplifting
- Mood Uplifter
- Remove grease spots
- Antioxidant support
- Photosensitivity (which means, don’t apply to your skin and then go outside in the sun)
- Cleanses and purifies
- Mood Uplifter
- Removes sticky residue
- Bright and Joyful Aroma
- Odor eliminator
- Stimulate cheerful mood
- Peace, harmony
As you can see, all these citrus oils have many things in common. When together, they are just delightful. Now lets show you how to make this room spray.
SUPPLIES FOR ROOM SPRAY
- Distilled water
- It is best for room spray, but when in a pinch, just use tap water
- Glass bottle
- For long term storage, it’s best to use dark amber bottles. We go through it fast enough, I just use these clear glass 16 ounce bottles from Grove Collaborative.
- Lemon, Lime and Orange Oils
- Epsom Salts
- Salts help the oils disperse in the water. Alternatively you can use witch hazel or cleaning alcohol. Or leave this out entirely and give it a really good shake before spraying.
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HOW TO MAKE ROOM SPRAY
Fill your bottle almost full of distilled water.
Add 10 drops each of lemon, lime and orange oils.
Add a Tablespoon of Epsom Salts (or same measurement for Witch Hazel or Alcohol).
Seal and shake your bottle to combine ingredients.
Because oil naturally separates from water, you will want to give it a gentle shake before each use.
How easy was that?! I really hope you’ll give it a try. It’s one of my favorite ways to use oils in my home.
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. I’d also love to hear your favorite way to use essential oils if you have time to share them with us!
Thanks for reading!
For other ideas for freshening up your home naturally, read my post on all-natural method for cleaning slipcovers.
Or discover my love for Norwex products that allow me to mostly just use a rag and water for my cleaning routines. Slowly moving my way to a chemically cleaner way of living! Would love to have you join me on this journey!