Friday, February 19, 2010

Essential Oil Sprays

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell

The last two weeks we've been falling like dominoes with a cough cold sinus virus. Every winter I start to feel like I need to disinfect the entire house when everyone has been bringing home virus after virus. I love using essential oils. This first spray is a nice fragrance to lighten the air since we can't open the window.

I make enough for a small spray bottle (the type that you can find near the travel size items in the store). It ends up with about 1/4 cup.

Fill the spray bottle with water, leaving a little room at the top. Drop in the following essential oils:

2 drops clary sage
5 drops lemon
8 drops lavender

Place on the lid and shake gently. Spray around the room or on a light bulb. This is a very light, nice scent. If your spray bottle is large, increase the amounts accordingly.

You can use this as a spritzer around your house. It's light and energizing.

This spray is for cleaning, but has the added benefit of smelling wonderful.

I use a quart spray bottle and add:

2 drops tea tree oil
3 drops eucalyptus oil
6 drops lavender oil
7 drops lemon oil
2 drops rosemary oil

I fill the bottle with plain water and a two squirts of a concentrated organic
cleaner. Any organic cleaner will work. You can also use water without the cleaner. I use the spray to clean the bathroom and kitchen. For good measure I clean the phones, door knobs and other places germs cling to. The best part is the lovely fragrance. I also have a neat recipe for a citrus vinegar here: .



  1. I love essential oils. Great idea. Thanks for sharing your formula.

  2. Use bottled or distilled water if possible, rather than tap water. You should emulisfy your oils in a teaspoon of vodka before adding it to the water, otherwise they tend to just float on top of it. Same applies if your using oils in the bath.

    Thyme and Tea Tree are also effective anti-viral/anti-bacterial oils. The former is an especially powerful germicide, but if you have small children, stick to Thyme Linalol rather than Red Thyme, which can cause skin sensitivity.


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