I just love using essential oils as natural remedies, plus they smell great! Essential oils are quite powerful so I usually make DIY recipes where they are just ingredients in the recipes. This helps extend the life of your essential oils and makes sure they get used in various helpful ways. One of the things I like to make are essential oil sprays. They have so many uses from freshening up the home, like linen spray, to keeping things sanitary, like DIY hand sanitizer. Today I will teach you how to make essential oil spray and what components I consider necessary for a good EO spray. I will also share my night time spray recipe as a practical application.
Homemade Essential Oil Spray Tutorial
Today, I will demonstrate how to make essential oil spray with my Night Time recipe. I will point out why I use each of the ingredients and which ones you can substitute in order to make your own customized DIY essential oil sprays.
We all know how nice it is when our kids get a great night’s sleep.It is even better when they fall asleep quickly! The ups and downs in and out of bed, numerous “I need a drink of water” and even the “I’m not tired” complaints can get down right exhausting! All we parents want is for our kids to get in bed at a decent time and fall asleep quickly so that they can get a good night’s sleep! My daughter was the one that fought sleep for awhile and it was just annoying, to be honest. We made a few changes with our essential oils and volia! It’s so much better now at bedtime.
I thought I would share our night time spray that she likes to call her “Princess Spray”! Name it whatever your child likes…Dragon Spray, Pirate Spray, Butterfly Spray…call it whatever! The spray blend works and that’s all that matters!!
Supplies for Making Night Time Essential Oil Spray for Kids:
- Small glass spray bottle (4oz is what we use)
- Witch Hazel
- Distilled Water
- Measuring Spoon
- 10 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of Young Living Cedarwood essential oil
- 5 drops of Young Living Vetiver essential oil
Out of these supplies, the first four are useful to make spray of any kind. I will tell you why those specific supply choices are made below. The oils you add can be customized to make your own DIY essential oil sprays.
Instruction For DIY Essential Oil Spray:
Get your child to help you! They’ll love knowing that they helped make essential oil spray when they use it before bed. Grab your supplies and head to the kitchen counter.
Glass bottles are best because they do not react with the essential oils like plastic bottles may.
Start by adding your witch hazel to your spray bottle (the witch hazel helps the oil disperse throughout the water). Add 2 teaspoons of witch hazel to your bottle.
Next, grab your essential oils. Young Living offers quite a few relaxing/calming oils. The ones in my daughter’s spray work well for her. If your child already has a favorite relaxing/calming essential oil that works, feel free to use it or even add it to this mix. Add 5 drops of each essential oil to the spray bottle.
Lastly, top off your bottle with your distilled water, screw the top back on and give a gentle shake. It is ready to use. I suggest using filtered or distilled water to prevent contamination or reactions of essential oil with impurities that may be found in tap water.
One you make essential oil spray, store it out of direct sunlight and stored in a room temperature environment.
Great places to spray the night time spray- on your child’s pillow and a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. My daughter likes to spray it all around her room! You can even lightly spray on your child’s pajamas (make sure to avoid getting in eyes!). Have you ever tried to make essential oil spray before?