Spritzers are so easy to make user friendly and bring a bit of plant magic into life. When I make a spritzer for someone who’s preferences I don’t know, I almost always use lavender essential oil. Most people love lavender and it is one of the safest essential oils. In fact only lavender and tea tree essential oils are okay to put straight on the skin with out dilution (this is called a neat application ~ neat right?).
Here are basic instructions for making your own spritzer
- Atomizer (Spray Top)
- Essential Oils
Fill the bottle almost to the top with water but leave enough room for the sprayer tube to insert into the bottle. You may have to trim the tube a little bit to make it the right length. Then just add you essential oils. You will want to put a safe amount of oils into the bottle. Here is a good guideline for recommended dilutions:
- 1% dilution: 5 to 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of water (this is the safest dilution for the very young and elderly)
- 2% dilution: 10 to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of water
So basically if you have a 4 ounce bottle for your spritzer you would use 20 to 24 drops of essential oil to make a 1% dilution or 40 to 48 drops for a 2% dilution. Information on proper dilutions taken from the oh so excellent Mindy Green & Kathy Keville’s Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art.
Then just give it a good shake. Add a ribbon and a label to make it pretty.
That is it! So simple.