Essential oils... they're all the rage right now. People use 'em for this and for that, a little drop here or a few drops there. So what's all the hype? Pure essential oils are 100% natural oils derived from plants - that's all the hype! They smell incredible (well, depending on the plant and your opinion, of course) and they have numerous therapeutic properties that many people have really benefitted from.
I use essential oils in many different ways, but I want to share one of my all time favorite ways to spread the love of essential oils... SPRITZERS!! They really are the best way to use essential oils - I really like ending my yoga classes with a spray over each student during savasana; or just using them as an opportunity to clear the air and freshen things up.
You can make these spritzers with a single essential oil, or you can create a blend with different essential oils that complement each other. In this post, I went with a blend, which can be found at the bottom of this post...just in case you want to use those! But either way works, a single oil to focus on one thing, or a blend to conquer more.
DIY Essential Oil Spritzers
Here's what you'll need
2 - 1oz dark glass bottles with the atomizer twist-on
2 Essential oils of your choice (or essential oil blends)
60ml of water (I will be using crystal infused water, but obviously that is optional)
Small beaker or liquid measuring cup
Labels with a sticky back to fit your bottles
Here's what you'll do
1. It is quite simple to make these babies! All you've got to do is measure out 30ml of water, pour it into the first bottle, then measure out the next 30ml and pour it into the second bottle.
2. You will then take the first bottle and choose which essential oil or essential oil blend (like mine, in the photos) you will be using. Begin counting drops into the first bottle, count a total of 30 drops, take the twist-on atomizer and put it on the bottle to avoid spills. Then do the same for the next bottle and essential oil. I like to do a 25-30 drop per ounce of water ratio when I make spritzers.
3. Now all there is left to do is make your labels and stick 'em on. You can make a cute name for your spritzer or just call it whichever oil you used (ex: lavender spritzer). I always like to put a date on anything I make as well, just for good measure.
And Voila, you've got yourself two very amazing spritzers to brighten up any mood and clear any space. Don't forget to shake well before using to really spread the love!!
Like I said above, I created my own blends (which means I used a combination of different oils that complement each other). Here are my recipes for my Essential Oil Blends. Feel free to use them if they call to you...