DIY Air Freshener

Did you know you can make your own Air Freshener at home? Stop buying those costly possibly dangerous fragrance sprays. You can make one yourself and it’s easy. All that is needed for this project are a few household ingredients, an empty spray bottle, and time!

DIY Air Freshener with Essential Oils


Why Should You Make Your Own Air Freshener Spray?

Making your own air freshener spray is a great way to experience the health benefits of essential oils. The spray is all-natural and inexpensive because they use simple ingredients that you probably already have in your home!

What’s in the spray?

Distilled water, emulsifier, essential oils

What is an emulsifier?

An emulsifier is used whenever you want to mix two components and hopefully keep them from separating. In this craft, we will be using Witch Hazel.

One tip I have found to be helpful is that you should shake it before each use when using the product. When left sitting, oil and water separate, causing a less effective mixture of ingredients.

Essential Oil Blends for Homemade Air Freshener

Here are a few essential oil recipes you can create with your oils- use 8-10 drops per oil. Hello Fall and Energetic Mint are the top recipes I use all the time.

Hello Fall:

  • 10 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Orange Essential Oil

Energetic Mint

  • 8 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Sweet Lavender:

  • 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Vanilla Extract

Summer Breeze:

  • 3 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil


  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Orange Essential Oil

Clean Air:

  • 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Stress Release:

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Spearmint Essential Oil

Flowery Fresh:

  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

Spicy Chai:

  • 5 drops Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Cassia Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ginger Essential Oil


  • 10 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Patchouli Essential Oil

Woodsy Adventures:

  • 5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 5 drops White Fir Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil


  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

Get Focused:

  • 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

If you enjoy making a homemade air freshener, then consider our Easy DIY Stain Remover spray.

How to Make Homemade Air Freshener

Ready to get crafting? You will find the full tutorial below!

Yield: 8 Ounces Air Freshener Spray

DIY Air Freshener

DIY Air Freshener
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup witch hazel (or other emulsifier)
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • Essential Oils


  • 1 8-ounce spray bottle
  • Small funnel


  1. In a small bowl, add the witch hazel, water, and glycerin. Whisk well to combine.
  2. Whisk in the essential oils.
  3. Use the funnels to fill your bottles about ¾ of the way full.
  4. Place the nozzle on the bottle and gently agitate. A
  5. Allow to sit at least 45-60 minutes to allow the fragrance to blend. 


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