DIY Essential Oil Room Scents: Create Natural Aromas at Home

Essential oils are widely used for the health benefits, though they also smell great too. if you love DIY Essential Oil Room Scents this blog post is a treasure trove of knowledge. We delve into the fascinating world of essential oils and their myriad uses in creating room sprays that will make your home smell sparkling , whilst being natural and good for your health.

From exploring how these simple ingredients can enhance your space - and be safely used around pets, to crafting homemade air freshener recipes with just distilled water, witch hazel or rubbing alcohol, we cover it all. You'll learn how to make essential oil room sprays tailored for relaxation or invigoration - whatever your heart desires.

We also share secrets on scenting laundry and gym bags using sachets filled with your favorite essential oils. If candles are more your style, our guide on creating candle tart burners with specific types of soy wax flakes and perfect scents will surely pique your interest.

For those seeking an exotic touch, we reveal steps involved in making DIY incense sticks from scratch. Finally, discover how you can create gel air fresheners from plain gelatin and essential oils right at home! There are so many ways to enjoy DIY Essential Oil Room Scents

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Using Essential Oils with Pets

Having pets around can be a delight, yet it may also bring unwanted odors into your house. If you're looking for an effective and natural way to combat these smells, essential oils could be the answer.

To create a pet-friendly relaxing scent, just add 10 drops of your favorite certified organic essential oil to boiled water, and then mix equal parts  vodka or rubbing alcohol. Lively Living Organic Pet Calm Blend is our first pick for around pets.  Pour it into a glass spray bottle for easy application in pet-prone areas.

  • Note: Test on a small area first, as different materials react differently to homemade sprays.
  • Cautions: Don't spray directly on pets, and make sure there's proper ventilation when using these fragrant sprays at home.

DIY Reed Essential Oil Diffuser

Want your home to smell amazing with craft ideas? Try making your own reed diffuser. You can even make a relaxing scent. It's easy, fun, and you probably have everything you need already.

What You'll Need:

  • Rattan reeds - grab them from a craft store or online. The more reeds, the stronger the scent.
  • Carrier oil - like Fractionated Coconut Oil . It helps dilute the essential oils and spread the fragrance.
  • Vodka - not just for cocktails. It helps bind everything together and ensures your diffuser works its magic.
  • Essential oil - pick your favorite scent or mix a few together. Lavender for relaxation, citrus for an energy boost.

How to Make Your Own Reed Diffuser:

  1. Pour 1/4 cup of carrier oil into a glass jar.
  2. Add about 10 drops of essential oil(s).
  3. Mix in one tablespoon of vodka.
  4. Stir it all up until everything is combined.
  5. Stick the rattan reeds into the mixture and let them soak up the liquid. Flip them after an hour for maximum fragrance.

Relax and savor the sweet aroma of accomplishment, and your unique perfect scent.

Scenting Laundry and Gym Bags with Sachets

Keep your laundry and gym bags smelling fresh with homemade sachets filled with dried herbs and aromatic essential oils. You can use your own essential oil recipes.

Materials Needed:

  • Cotton fabric squares (about 5x5 inches)
  • Ribbon or string
  • Dried herbs or flowers
  • Your favorite essential oil(s)


  1. Fold the fabric square in half diagonally to form a triangle.
  2. Add about two tablespoons of dried herbs/flowers to the center of the triangle.
  3. Add around five drops of your chosen essential oil onto the dried material.
  4. Gather up all corners and tie them together securely with a piece of ribbon or string to create a small pouch.

For a calming scent, use lavender in your bedroom linens. To invigorate your gym bag, try peppermint. Are you curious about the influence of distinct aromas on emotion? Check out this informative article on how to use essential oils effectively.

With DIY scent sachets, you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy wherever you go. Say goodbye to unpleasant odors.

Creating a Candle Tart Burner with Essential Oils

If you want to make your home smell amazing, why not make a candle tart burner with essential oils? Wax melts or tarts are scented pieces of wax, with out a wick, that are melted to release fragrance in minutes. Just placed them in a wax warmer and they will gradually melt and fill your home with a beautiful aroma. 

Choosing the Right Soy Wax Flakes

When it comes to making your own candle tart burner, picking the perfect soy wax flakes is key. Look for ones that melt evenly and hold onto the scent like a champ. 

Selecting the Perfect Essential Oils

Essential oils are like magic potions for your mood and atmosphere. Lavender for relaxation, citrus for an invigorating boost - the choice is yours. Lively Living offer the finest range of essential oils in Australia. 

The Double Boiler Method Demystified

Don't be intimidated, the double boiler method is simply melting soy wax flakes over a gentle simmer. It's just a fancy way of melting soy wax flakes over simmering water. This ensures a consistent melt without any burnt surprises. Learn how to use the double boiler method correctly from the experts.

Making your own candle tarts means you're in control. No more artificial fragrances or harmful chemicals. Plus, they make fantastic gifts. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your DIY skills.

Making DIY Incense Sticks With Essential Oils

Incense sticks: ancient air fresheners for the modern nose. Whip up your own aromatic wonders at home with essential oils and bask in the glory of DIY aromatherapy.

Steps to Create Homemade Incense

  • Gather materials: Bamboo skewers or incense sticks, soy wax flakes, essential oils, and a double boiler.
  • Create the mixture: Melt soy wax flakes using the double boiler method. Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s).
  • Dip and dry: Coat each stick in the mixture, then let them dry completely.

Gel Air Fresheners Made from Plain Gelatin and Essential Oils

For an easy, cost-effective way to make your home smell great and add decorative flair, try making homemade gel air fresheners with plain gelatin and essential oils. Try making your own gel air fresheners using plain gelatin and essential oils. Try crafting your own gel air fresheners for an affordable and simple way to liven up your home decor.

Ingredients for Homemade Gel Air Fresheners

  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • About 30 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)
  • A few drops of natural food coloring (optional)
  • Salt or vodka to prevent mold growth (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Gel Air Fresheners

The process is simple, and uses simple ingredients: start by boiling half a cup of water in a saucepan. Once it's boiling, remove from heat and stir in the packets of unflavored gelatin until completely dissolved. Next, add another half cup of cold water along with salt or vodka if you're using them. Now comes the fun part - adding your chosen oils. Experiment with different combinations to create unique scents that suit your preferences.

Pour the mixture into decorative jars or containers while it's still liquid, and allow it to set into a jelly-like consistency at room temperature. Voila. You now have DIY gel air fresheners that will keep your space smelling great.

To learn more about how essential oils can enhance everyday life, check out our blog post on The Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils.

DIY with Essential Oils

FAQs in Relation to Diy Essential Oil Room Scents

How to Make Essential Oil Room Fragrance

You can create a delightful room fragrance by combining a few drops of your favorite essential oils with water in an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser.

Best Essential Oils for a Pleasant Room Smell

Citrus-based oils like lemon, orange, and grapefruit, floral scents such as lavender and rose, and refreshing fragrances like eucalyptus and peppermint can all make your room smell amazing.

DIY Homemade Room Scents

Create your own signature room scent with DIY reed diffusers, gel air fresheners, or incense sticks infused with your preferred essential oils.


In this blog post, we've got all the DIY tricks to make your home smell amazing with essential oils - from reed diffusers, to essential oil room sprays,  to scented sachets for your gym bag, we've got you covered!

And if you're feeling crafty, we'll show you how to make your own candle tart burners, incense sticks, and gel air fresheners - all infused with the therapeutic goodness of essential oils.

So go ahead, follow our step-by-step guides and safety tips, and transform your home into a fragrant oasis that'll make your friends green with envy!

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