DIY: essential oil room freshener + perfume/body aromatherapy mist

DIY Aromatherapy Room/Body Mist 

I kicked the can (pun alert) on chemical-laden air fresheners some time ago when I realized how bad they are for both human and environment.  This wasn’t a difficult decision when the most common interaction I’d had with them involved inhaling their mist and tasting the not-so-pleasant flavor in my mouth.  Somehow the idea of ingesting or absorbing through my skin air fresheners, perfume, and their unnatural counterparts did not sit well with me.

Here’s a bit of info to that helps illuminate some of the ways air fresheners can be harmful to us:

effects of air fresheners


I began using Aura Cacia’s lovely Patchouli Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Mist a few years ago and haven’t turned back since. . . until now.

In this post, I am going to show you how you can:

Store-Bought to Handmade

Aura Cacia is a great brand, but we want to do it ourselves! 

In other words, let’s get down to business and unlock how you can make your own natural room freshener / body mist using two simple ingredients: essential oils and water.

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is in the style of my beloved Aura Cacia mist, enlisting the essential oils of patchouli, sweet orange, and lemongrass to create my very own Peace & Joy Aromatherapy Mist.

I chose these essential oils not only because I looove the way they come together to create a beautiful scent, but also for their various beneficial properties:

Essential Oil Properties


And here are the basic steps to creating your own concoction!

DIY Aromatherapy Mist

1.) & 2.) These first two steps are simple: Gather the essential oils you would like to enliven your aromatherapy mist

Measure out 4 ounces (or the size of your container) of purified water (tap water is okay, too)

3.) Pour water into container, then add essential oils

For this recipe, I used:

5 drops of Patchouli

4 drops of Sweet Orange

3 drops of Lemongrass

After adding  your desired essential oils to the water, simply give a good shake, and you’re ready to go!  It really is this easy!

DIY Room Freshener

This is my finished project in a $3 reusable glass bottle from a local co-op (lots of eco-friendly buzz words in that sentence).  You can also check out Abundant Health to purchase vessels for storing your handmade concoctions – buy them in bulk here for an amazing deal!   Wyndmere Naturals also makes a nice blue glass bottle.


I also whipped up a cute label using my logo and some mailing labels I have.  


Get creative, smell great, and be healthy!


Have you made your own perfumes or room fresheners out of essential oils?  

Share your adventures and experiments in the comments below!   




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