Vanilla is our ingredient of the season. So far we’ve made some vanilla-infused vodka (great for milkshakes!) and a double vanilla cake. Today we’re venturing out of the kitchen and using vanilla essential oil. If you like experimenting with essential oils, check out our archive of posts.
It’s been almost two years since we shared a room spray, which is surprising because these are so easy to make and do a fantastic job of freshening up a room without any of the overbearing artificial fragrances found in many store-bought sprays.
Whereas the rosemary and peppermint created an energizing combination, the lavender and vanilla combination in this spray provides a calming aroma. I added some fir balsam to this spray because I wanted something a little more complex. The fir balsam essential oil does a great job of bringing some of the outdoors in when it’s still a touch too cold to have the windows open here in the mountains.
To further enhance the vanilla aroma of the spray, I used our vanilla-infused vodka for the alcohol.
Ingredients and Hints :
- 3 ounces filtered water
- 8 drops vanilla essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops fir balsam essential oil
- 1.5 ounces alcohol (I used our vanilla-infused vodka!)
- spray or misting bottle
Pour everything into the bottle, give it a good shake, and spray away! You will have to shake it before every use. Really, it’s that simple!
And as we mentioned in the previous room spray post:
- If you don’t have the alcohol, you can use all water, but the aroma won’t linger as long.
- Of course, you can use any combination of oils, and increase or decrease the number of drops depending upon how intense you want the scent to be