Want to make your home smell amazing for the holidays? Try this Fresh Winter Air Freshener made with essential oils.
I love using seasonal air freshener, especially around the holidays. It’s a great way to make your home feel extra cozy. My own issue is so many of the room sprays have ingredients I don’t like in my home.
One of the ingredients often found in conventional air freshener is phthalates. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in air freshener and other products to help fragrance last longer.
The problem with these chemicals is they are endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors can cause everything from adverse reproductive, neurological developmental and immune effects.
Making your own air freshener using essential oils helps avoid these chemicals and it’s fun to create your own scent combinations. I like playing with scents so much I rarely make the same spray more than once.
This Fresh Winter Air Freshener is one of my favorites. It makes me think of cool winter air and leaves my home smelling so fresh and clean. It’s a bit lighter than some winter scents and can be a nice change of pace.
How to Make Fresh Winter Air Freshener
To make your Fresh Winter Air Freshener you will need a 4-ounce spray bottle, it’s best if it’s blue or amber. Essential oils are sensitive to light and using a dark glass bottle keeps them from deteriorating faster. You will also need vodka or Everclear, rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and lemon essential oil.
- Vodka (or Everclear)
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Fill your 4-ounce spray bottle with vodka.
- Add 20 drops of rosemary essential oil.
- Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil.
- Shake well, spray and see if the spray seems strong enough. You can add more oils if it’s not as strong as you’d like.
- Remember to shake before each use and store in a dark, cool place.
Note: This is not for topical use. Use caution when using essential oils topically and always use a carrier oil.
Create a Fresh Winter Air Freshener Spray Gift
Homemade air fresheners make great gifts. You can give it alone or create a nice gift basket with it.
Adding a cute tag helps make it even more festive. I’ve seen some adorable tags at Target and at Michaels. Add some cute ribbon and you are good to go.
Creating cute labels on your computer would also help dress up the bottle. Whatever you decide it’s sure to be a fun gift that the recipient loves.