Essential Tips: How To Make Your Own Custom, Healthy, Aromatherapy Room Mist in Just 2 Simple Steps
A few weeks ago I wrote about aromatherapy and easy ways to use essential oils to improve your mood and how helpful essential oils can be (when diluted with carrier oils, of course).
In terms of using essential oils to elevate your yoga practice, I think a great way to accomplish this is to use a room mist. A mist or spray provides you with a gentle, refreshing scent of your choosing, that is healthy and totally customizable if you make your own.
You can spray in your space before your yoga and mobility practice, using a scent that is either calming or invigorating to get you in the mood for whatever mobility work you are about to embark on.
Making your own unique blend of essential oils, or even just diluting your very favorite scent into a room spray is beyond simple. I’ll walk you through how its done, right now!
First, you’ll need your essential oil or oils you want to use. You’ll also need distilled water.
Water and oil do not mix, so you’ll need to pick a third ingredient that will also emulsify, or combine, all your ingredients into one, nice, easy to spritz liquid. Sea salt, aloe vera juice, alcohol, and witch hazel all work, although salt is probably easiest for everyone and has no real smell.
Combine the below ingredients into a 4oz spray bottle, adding in your water last:
- 2 tsp of sea salt** (you can even use Himalayan sea salt if you have)
- 20-30 drops of your essential oil(s) of choice
- 4oz distilled water
**I also love using witch hazel as it keeps the water from going stale and smelling musty!
Only add as much water as is needed, you might find it ends up being a bit shy of 4oz after all is said and done, which is totally okay! Don’t fill to the very tippy-top; leave some space as you’ll want to fit the spray nozzle apparatus in without your newly created potion overflowing and making a mess.
Shake it all up, and you are ready to spritz your new scented room spray around your abode.
Sometimes you’ll find the scented mix will intensify a bit in smell over the course of a few days, which is normal. Keep out of direct sunlight so your new mixture doesn’t bake!
Diffusers can be another good option, but if you are at all sensitive to scent, I find you have much more control over the scent saturation and can achieve a more mellow essential oil ambiance overall with a room spray. Sometimes the diffusers are really potent, which some people love and for others, it may not be their thing.
Plus, creating your own essential oil mist for your home, car, and general surroundings is really very economical in addition to being super easy. Aside from acquiring the 4 oz spray bottle and using a few drops of each of your chosen essential oils, the minimal amount of your emulsifying ingredient and the distilled water you probably already have or are cheap and easy to find.
It’s fun to spritz your spray bottle too - a little spritz around your couch, your rug, your pillows - helps freshen things up without the toxicity of aerosol or other at-home conventional sprays!
Want to learn more about using essential oils for health and wellness?
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