Springtime Room Spray

Winter is on its way out, and spring cleaning is on its way in! Freshen up your home with this easy to make Springtime Room Spray. This spray takes less than 10 minutes to assemble. We experimented with all kinds of fragrance blends before arriving on the perfect combination of Spring Meadow and Crisp Apple Rose. It reminded us of freshly sprouted flowers on a warm sunny day.

What You’ll Need:

1.5 oz. Rose Water

.8 oz. Isopropyl Alcohol

.5 mL Optiphen ND

5.5 mL Polysorbate 20

Fragrance blend: 1 mL Spring Meadow Fragrance Oil and 1 mL Crisp Apple Rose Fragrance Oil

2 oz. Brushed Aluminum Bottle

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ONE: Since you’re combining fragrance oils and water in this recipe, you need Polysorbate 20 to help combine the fragrance oil and the water.  Keep in mind that even though this room spray is not meant to go on the skin, to be on the safe side, use a skin safe fragrance – not a candle or potpourri fragrance. You never know what an end user will do with your product. =)

Combine the Polysorbate 20 and the fragrance oils first and mix well, making sure they are well mixed before adding the rose water. If your solution looks milky white, add a few more drops of Polysorbate. The mixture should be relatively clear (it’s okay if it looks a bit cloudy) before adding the additional ingredients.

TWO: Once the Polysorbate and fragrance oil mixture is clear, add the rose water.

THREE: Add the isopropyl alcohol.

FOUR: Add the Optiphen ND.

Pour the mixture into a 2 oz. Brushed Aluminum Bottle. This recipe makes once spray bottle, but feel free to double or triple it to make multiple bottles. The Polysorbate will help bind the Rose Water and fragrance oils, but give the bottle a good shake before each use for good measure. Please note that this solution does use preservative. If you do not use preservative, you run the risk of mold and bacteria growing in the solution.

Looking for more sprays or perfumes? Check out the tutorials below:

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  1. Trey says

    This is a great tutorial. I know that there were a few previous comments about the alcohol, but I am curious why it is needed in the recipe. Does it aid in evaporation? From other recipes I have found, I was under the impression that it was only necessary in order to allow the oil to dissolve better in the water, but that is what the polysorbate is doing in this recipe.

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Trey!

      The alcohol in this recipe helps the spray evaporate in the air. Water can be a little more heavy, so doing this recipe with only water can give you wet spots on the carpet! We found the alcohol also helps carry the scent well. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Olivia!

      So glad you like it! Because this recipe has rose water in it, it needs a preservative. Otherwise mold and bacteria can grow, even with the high alcohol content.

      You can leave out the preservative, but keep in mind your room spray may grow mold. Putting it in the refrigerator in between uses can help!

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

      Talk It Out Tuesday: Preservatives: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/talk-it-out-tuesday-preservatives/

      • Olivia Wilkes says

        Thank you Kelsey! I certainly don’t want mold growing, so I won’t do that! If I left out the rose water, would it be okay without a preservative? Or would fragrance oils grow mold? Would essential oils grow mold? I don’t have a preservative on hand, but I can get one if I need to. Don’t like mold!

        • Kelsey says

          Hi Olivia!

          I understand, mold is no fun! You can leave out the rose water, but you would need to up the alcohol and polysorbate 20 or decrease the amount of fragrance you have to make up for it. To find out how much fragrance to add for your adjusted recipe, you can use our Fragrance Calculator. Just select “Lotion” in the “What Are You Making?” section. :)

          Fragrance and essential oils will not grow mold or bacteria. Water is responsible for bacteria and mold growth in your products.

          You can also use a combination of cyclomethicone, rubbing alcohol and DPG, which has no water! I’ll include a tutorial below. :)

          -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

          New Year, New Fragrance Tutorial: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/new-year-new-fragrance-tutorial/

  2. Penny says

    im a beginner to making body sprays and lotions, im also a dummy when it come to using a digital scale, when it calls for a ml of a product in a recipe, do I put my scale on grams or oz?

  3. says

    I am ‘new…NoViCe’ at doing anything DiY so, I seem to have quite a bit of (frowning concentration looks on my face) with all the
    “technical ingredients”…LoL but I guess I can ask when I go tonourchase this stuff 《just didn’t want any confusion…on my part and get arrested for the ‘ingredients’ I need to make a DiY room spray or perfume. ..which I am really interested in….Oh one last thing, there is a Lavender pillow spray to help you go and stay asleep at BBB; I need the recipe for this…so badly. Sorry for the multiple inquiries…it is 3:28 a.m. and I haven’t had my Café Olé….

    • says

      Hi Melanie!

      For every project, we include a link to where to find all the ingredients at BrambleBerry.com :) Thanks for the suggestion for the lavender pillow spray, that sounds awesome! It’s definitely something we can look into!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  4. Steph says

    This recipe looks great!
    Doesn’t isopropyl alcohol cause contact dermatitis if sprayed on the skin?
    Plus it has a very strong alcohol scent?.

    Wouldn’t a water base be more skin friendly?

    • Mokhe says

      Steph, quoted from the post: “this room spray is not meant to go on the skin”. Alcohol evaporates very quickly and the remaining scent will smell like the fragrance used, not alcohol. Much like many perfumes available.

    • says

      Hi Steph!

      When smelled in the bottle, the spray does have a bit of an alcohol scent. But once sprayed, the alcohol smell disappears completely, leaving just a soft scent of floral :). While this spray is perfectly skin safe, this recipe was designed to be used as a room spray. If you are looking for a perfume to use on the skin that is also moisturizing, you may enjoy this recipe for a solid perfume!

      How to Make Perfume Video:

      While it’s true that alcohol can be drying (especially for dry skin types) when used correctly, alcohol in skin care products can have benefits. For example, it is often a major ingredients in toners because it helps clear away dead skin, which allows the skin to receive moisture better. It’s important to keep your own skin in mind when choosing beauty products…what might work for you may not work for others! :)

      I really hope you give this room spray a try. It’s a lovely blend of fragrance oils, I personally can’t stop spraying it all over my house! :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

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