Room Spray Recipes for a House that Smells like Home

Have you ever noticed when you walk into someone’s else’s house it has a distinct smell? Well the truth is all houses have an interior smell, even yours. Over time we just become immune to our own home’s aroma. The default smell of a room or a house is usually a mixture of cleaning products (or lack of cleaning products!), residual smells from food, perfumes, pets, scented candles – anything that emits an odour is added into the mix.

But just because we don’t consciously notice the smell of our house, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t affecting us. By harnessing the power of aromatherapy, we can recreate our home’s default smell, as well as enhance our living space, improve our mood and impress our house guests. We’ve  have been created these easy to make room sprays to suit a variety of mental states, so you can tailor the smell of each room in your house to best suit its function.

How smell affects our mood

Smell is the sense that is most closely linked to our emotions and memories. Have you ever noticed how when you smell something like coffee, freshly baked bread, or perhaps your grandmother’s perfume you get an instant hit of nostalgia? This is sensation comes down to the limbic system.

The limbic system is the most ‘primitive’ part of our brain, as well as the seat of our subconscious mind. Our olfactory nerves are also linked to the limbic system, which is why smell is our sense of smell is so closely linked to our emotions. This what makes aromatherapy so powerful. Certain smells make us feel certain ways. So by tapping into this connection using specific essential oils, we can trigger the emotion we want to feel with scent alone.

 

 

Aromatherapy in your home

Aromatherapy used in the home is an effective way to set the mood for every room in your house, or to change up the mood at will. During this time when many of us are working from home, the lounge may be your office during the day. In this case we would want to increase focus and productivity by diffusing or spraying oils such as peppermint, lemon or sweet orange.

For the bedroom, we want to invoke a sense of calm and peacefulness. So here we would diffuse or spray lavender, rose geranium or perhaps ylang ylang for a more sensual mood.

In addition, essential oils act as natural disinfectants, cleaning surfaces and clearing the air. Making your home a healthy, happy environment for you and your family to thrive.

These room spray recipes have been created to suit a variety of needs, but feel free to be creative and try your own combinations. Perhaps you want to create a signature scent that will become your default smell for your home. If you prefer to use just one oil, use the ratio of 15 drops of oil per 3 oz of water. You can adjust this to suit your needs and preferences.

DIY Room Sprays for Every Mood

Bright Start Room Spray

8 oz spray bottle
20 drops Bergamot essential oil
10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
Distilled water

Fill the bottle with the water, almost up to the top. Add essential oils and shake gently. Shake gently before each use.

Forest Air Room Spray

8 oz glass spray bottle
20 drops Cedarwood essential oil
20 drops Frankincense essential oil
Distilled water

Fill the bottle with the water, almost up to the top. Add essential oils and shake gently. Shake gently before each use.

‘Me Time’ Room Spray

8 oz glass spray bottle
10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
20 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
15 drops Lavender essential oil
Distilled water

Fill the bottle with the water, almost up to the top. Add essential oils and shake gently. Shake gently before each use.

Sleep Well Room Spray

8 oz glass spray bottle
5 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
5 drops of Lavender essential oil
5 drops of Patchouli essential oil
3 drops of Geranium essential oil
Distilled water

Fill the bottle with the water, almost up to the top. Add essential oils and shake gently. Shake gently before each use.

These room sprays can be sprayed into the air, directly on to upholstery, couches, linen or surfaces. They are non toxic and safe for the whole family. Easily and affordable creating a house that smells like home.