Vanilla Aromatherapy Room Spray
This is a wonderful method of creating an affordable, light but sensuous vanilla room spray. This recipe calls for making your own vanilla extract, allowing you to know exactly what is in your room spray.
- 8 oz. clean, dark glass bottle and cap
- 7-8 fl. ounces of high proof vodka
- Muslin (available at fabric stores) for straining
- 2-3 fresh, high-quality 6" vanilla beans. They should be dark, and the bean should have consistent coloring on the entire bean.
Vanilla Extract Directions
- This extract recipe is intended to make an extract that is used in moderation for aromatic applications. It is not intended to be consumed.
- Carefully cut the vanilla beans lengthwise. Then, cut them into small pieces, about 1/4" - 1/2" in length (about 2 cm).
- Put all the vanilla pieces into the bottle.
- Then pour the vodka into the bottle leaving enough room to shake the bottle well.
- Cap well.
- Allow the extract to sit in a dark area for 30 days.
- Shake the mixture daily.
- After 30 days, carefully strain the extract through the muslin fabric to remove all vanilla bean pieces and particles.
- Strain the extract through clean muslin several times.
- Re-bottle the extract into a clean bottle.
Vanilla Room Spray
- 4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hair spray).
- 2 fl. ounces of distilled water
- 1 fl. ounces of vanilla extract
Fill the spray bottle with the vanilla extract and distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about 1 fl. oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.). Put the spray top on and shake well.
Mist lightly in the room.
- Keep away from children and those that may accidentally want to drink it.
- Be especially careful not to allow the air freshener mist fall onto furniture or into open beverages.
- This air freshener has a natural tint to it due to the color of the vanilla extrat, so be very careful not to let the room spray mist fall onto anything that could become discolored.
Although most essential oils are anti-microbial, they are not potent enough to preserve a water-based room spray. This room spray is intended to be used up within 1-2 weeks.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.