Lavender Room Spray
It’s always helpful to have a few quick and easy gift makes up your sleeve, especially at this time of year, when you realise that in the mad panic of Christmas, you’ve forgotten to buy someone a little something. I like to keep a few supplies handy just for this very thing and my Lavender Room Spray, takes next to no time, but makes a special handmade gift.
Perfect all year round, not just for Christmas.
To make the Lavender Room Spray you will need
- Glass atomiser bottle – mine are 50ml and I bought them online, but here in Ireland you might be able to pick a nice amber coloured version up from your local health food shop.
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Cheap Vodka
- Tap Water
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoon – I find old medicine spoons work well
- Paper towel
Be sure not to use any of these implements for cooking after
To decorate the bottle you’re going to need:-
- Glue stick
- Ink Pad
- Newspaper or scrap paper
To make a 50ml Lavender Room Spray, measure 10ml of vodka into your bottle and add 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Top up with tap water, leaving a bit of a gap at the top of your bottle and screw the cap on firmly
If you search the internet you’ll find some people suggest using distilled water, but the vodka not only helps emulsify the essential oil and the water, it also helps prevent any bacteria present in the water to grow.
To add a label to your bottles, download and print the sheet here and cut out, using the lines to guide you.
To give a slightly distressed look to the label, rub an ink pad round the edges and leave to dry.
Once completely dry, cover the reverse of your label with glue, it’s important to take the glue right over the edges. (I find it helps to do this on a scrap piece of paper)
Position your label on the front of your bottle, ensuring each edge is stuck.
Whilst your label is drying, write a little tag, remembering to include the instructions to ‘Shake well before use!’ and attach to your bottle with some pretty ribbon.
If you haven’t done so already, it might be an idea to check that the spray on your bottle actually works.
Lavender Essential Oil is a great choice because not only does it smell gorgeous, it also has such wonderful properties. Spray a little in your room fifteen minutes or so before you go to bed to aid sleep.
Lavender Essential Oil is also clear, which means it shouldn’t stain your carpets or floors, but remember to spray high into the air just in case.
I always use the same ratios to make a 50ml room spray, 10ml Vodka to 20 drops of oil and then top up with water.