Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils – Christmas Scent

You know that Christmas has a smell, right? And it’s just about that time of year where I want to always be smelling the season.  

christmas room spray

With every season change, with every holiday that approaches I’m basically like a big kid. I get so excited when I think about all the things the season brings.

No, seriously. November 1st I start cranking the Christmas music.

Every. Single. Year.

I’ve even been known to decorate on November 1st, though I haven’t this year mainly because I’ve been too busy to get to it.  But if I haven’t been, you can be sure that the house would have been decorated on November 1st.

My husband thinks I’m nuts.

Honestly, I know that by the end of the season I’ll be ready for it to be over. We’ll be tired, and I’ll probably have eaten more than I should have, and I’ll be wanting a fresh start come January.

But it’s not the end of December. It’s still early on in the season. So I’m feeling excited for all the wonderful things this season will bring.

I’ve mentioned it before, but in our house we strive to have a simple and slower Christmas. It doesn’t work every year. Last year it didn’t work and we were exhausted. This year we are being very intentional about it. We have big goals this holiday. Goals like having time to bake Christmas goodies with the kids, watch the Christmas classics, and go for a snow-y walk in the forest.

That’s how I dream when it comes to Christmas. I don’t need to malls, or the parades (though we’ll probably take one in this year as per my children’s requests already), or the big, fancy parties.

If you love that stuff, no judgment here! You gotta do what you enjoy. πŸ™‚ But for our house too many of those things tend to make us all a little grumpy.

And there’s nothing like grumpiness to put a damper on the holiday.

Basically, we like to use the holidays as a time to spend extra time at home with the family. Which is why I like to make our home a cozy place. One of those ways is by making it smell pretty.

I’ll be honest with you – that doesn’t always happen here. With three kids, a dog, and a small homestead there are days those smells overtake the house before I can get it smelling the way I want it.

Usually it’s just a case of not thinking about putting on the diffuser. πŸ™‚

Besides a diffuser though, another great way to make your house smell pretty are homemade room air sprays.

Homemade air freshener with essential oils

Are you tired of artificial fragrances and toxic chemicals from commercial air fresheners? Why not try making your own homemade air fresheners with natural ingredients and pure essential oils? The best part is, you can create your own scents and adjust the intensity according to your preferences.

Whether you want to evoke the smell of Christmas, enjoy calming effects, or simply eliminate unpleasant odors,  DIY air fresheners will do the trick.

A few years ago I had a bit of a scare with my lungs, and had to be monitored for a year while they investigated (in the end it wasn’t anything sinister) so ever since then I am often thinking about what I am breathing in on a daily basis.

It’s not always avoidable, but when I can I like to use non-toxic products. I used to love burning those scented candles but when I learned what was in them I decided to give them up.

Yes, it was sad.

But then when I replaced them with essential oils I was happy again. πŸ™‚



For an easy way to make your house smell like Christmas, consider creating a holiday room spray. In a glass bottle, mix water, and witch hazel with drops of essential oils like pine, cinnamon, and sweet orange. A delightful blend of essential oils will bring the cozy and inviting smell of Christmas into your living room, especially if you don’t have a real Christmas tree or are trying to avoid synthetic fragrances.

Today I want to share with you some room spray recipes. These are really easy to make. I also have labels you can print off and put on your bottles if you like. They’d make lovely Christmas gifts, or would go perfect in a stocking. πŸ™‚


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What you will need:

Witch Hazel
Essential Oils
Spray bottle (I have these ones)

Fill your spray bottle half way with witch hazel. The witch hazel helps the water and oils mix, and it will help the scent linger longer.

Fill the rest of the bottle up with water.

Add your essential oils. Put the lid on, give it a bit of a shake, and it’s done.

But, let’s get on to the real fun stuff, which are the Christmas air freshener spray recipes. Now, I use a small 4 oz spray bottle. If you use a bigger bottle you’ll want to add more drops of oils than the recipes list.


Remember to put in your water and witch hazel first. πŸ™‚

Christmas Tree
8 drops Orange
8 drops Siberian Fir
5 drops Clove

Christmas Kitchen
5 drops cinnamon 
8 drops orange
5 drops clove

Christmas Star
6 drops frankincense
6 drops myrrh
8 drops orange

Christmas Oranges and Candy Canes
8 drops wild orange
8 drops peppermint

Winter Forest
8 drops fir
8 drops orange
6 drops Cinnamon


Don’t forget to get your labels here and print them out.  Too many times I’ve added things to spray bottles without labeling them and then I have NO IDEA what I put in the bottle.  Please tell me I’m not the only one who has done this.

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, so it should smell that way too, even if your house is like mine and you’ve got many “smells” to clean or cover up. πŸ™‚

Also, if you are looking for Christmas room spray gift ideas, this Christmas homemade air freshener with essential oils would work wonderfully as a present during the holiday season.

While I do a lot of Christmas baking which adds the most delicious Christmas aroma to the house, sometimes you just need something in between the baking sessions to keep your house smelling amazing.

Another option to add a festive touch is to make stovetop potpourri. In a pot of water on the stove, simmer cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and pine cones along with a few drops of essential oil. The wonderful scent will permeate your home, and you can enjoy the calming effect of natural fragrances.

For a long-lasting option, consider making a reed diffuser using your favorite essential oils. Combine your preferred essential oil with a carrier oil like olive oil, and place reeds in the mixture. The reeds will absorb the oil and diffuse the scent into the air, giving your home a continuous and natural fragrance.

Scent your home with a reed diffuser.

Making these DIY air fresheners won’t break the bank, and you can easily find the simple ingredients at your local grocery store or online through retailers like Amazon. Plus, by making your own air fresheners, you can save money and reduce waste by reusing empty spray bottles or small glass bottles from previous products.

In conclusion, if you want your home to smell like Christmas or any other delightful scent, DIY air fresheners with drops of essential oils are the perfect solution. Say goodbye to artificial fragrances and harmful chemicals found in commercial air fresheners, and say hello to the wonderful world of homemade air freshener recipes. Embrace the natural goodness of pure essential oils and create a healthy, inviting atmosphere in your own home. Happy scent-scaping!

I’m curious, what is your favorite scent during the Christmas season?  What is the thing that reminds you of Christmas every time you smell it, no matter what time of year?  Leave it in the comments below, along with your favorite Christmas memory!

14 thoughts on “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils – Christmas Scent”

    1. You’ll want to use the glass bottle. Something in essential oils doesn’t react well to plastic bottles and degrades them.

    1. Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Amazon, even the local grocery stores. Look in the room spray, candle or craft areas.

  1. Do your soray bottles work? The pumps on mine get stuck when pressed down. I wavy to use as gifts but don’t want to give something that doesn’t work. Also do your room sprays get cloudy and foamy? I used the recipe you gave but they are not clear and have foam
    Thanks for taking your time to answer

    1. My spray pumps do not get stuck, and I couldn’t say if the room spray got cloudy because my bottles are amber colored. I would say there’s maybe a little foam on top which is just fine. It doesn’t affect the spray. πŸ™‚

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