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.
The recipe is very simple. This one is a vodka base but you can use perfumer’s alcohol if you want. (Just don’t use rubbing alcohol!) I buy the cheapest vodka you can get.
You can choose your essential oils based on their magickal properties. If you want something to cleanse energy you can use lavender oil, if you want to bring prosperity into your home you may use sweet orange and frankincense. You can also add small gemstone chips to the bottle (cleanse them and charge them first!) to add extra enchantment to your room sprays.
This recipe is for one 4oz. bottle. The bottle must to be glass or the essential oils will eat through it.
- Combine 1 ounce vodka and 15 drops essential oils of your choosing. You can combine different oils as long as it adds up to 15 in a glass measuring cup. Stir.
- Add 3 ounces distilled water and stir again.
- Pour the mixture into a 4 oz. glass spray bottle. (You can use a funnel if you’re prone to spilling).
- Prior to use, give the bottle a little shake to combine ingredients and spray.
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.
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.
Prosperity: sweet orange, frankincense, clove
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!