Making your own room spray is a great way to bring some magickal energy into your home along with a pleasing scent that is all your own.
Basically you mix 30-40 drops of pure essential oils into a spray bottle filled with the purest water you can find. I tend to not use tap water unless you are on a well where there is no chlorine. Chlorine tends to change the scent of the oils.
Fill a medium sized glass bottle with water leaving enough room to be able to shake up the water well to mix the oils and water.
You can make a blend or use one specific oil solely for the pleasure of its scent. I like to use lemon after cooking to freshen up the kitchen and get rid of cooking smells.
You can add oils that are specific to an energy you want to bring into the house. For example: basil encourages happiness and peace. It is also good to use after an argument to create sympathy between those who were arguing.
Keep in mind that just because a person or book tells you what the properties are doesn’t mean that they can’t represent something else for you. Magick is all about how each individual experiences it. When you smell a fragrance, pay attention to how it makes YOU feel. If what you feel is different from a “resource” then that is what it is for you no matter what you read.
As you add each oil, visualize or feel the energies coming together into your bottle.
Here is a short list of energies and the magickal properties of corresponding oils to get you started. I hope this list inspires you to look further into the properties of oils and to create your own magickal blends.
Protection: niaouli, pettitgrain, pine, clove, cypress, black pepper, juniper
Purification: camphor, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, neroli, juniper
Happiness: basil, rose geranium,
Meditation: chamomile, frankincense, myrrh, neroli, sandalwood,
Peace: chamomile, jasmine, ylang-ylang
Love: Cardamom, coriander, palmarosa, ylang-ylang
Spirituality: Cedarwood, frankincense, jasmine, myrrh,
Healing: cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, myrrh, palmarosa, pine
Money: ginger, patchouli, pine, vetivert,
Source: Scott Cunningham’s The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
Keep a journal of which scents you like the best and what blends you created. It’s a good idea to label the bottle really well. I like to add to the label what it’s for, what oils I added and when I made it. Then there is no guessing.
Shake up your mixture really well before you spray and don’t let the spray fall on your skin (or anyone else’s including pets) as this can irritate the skin. (Especially oils such as clove and cinnamon).
For an extra power boost, while you shake the mixture before each use, visualize or feel the energies you are calling into your space.
May your homes be blessed with the magick of scent!