DIY Essential Oil Aroma Sprays for Kids

March 2022 - Natural Home

If you’re an essential oil lover, aroma sprays are lovely to have on hand and they’re incredibly easy to make at home. They’re really just a combination of three basic ingredients: water, essential oils, and an emulsifier like witch hazel or alcohol. These two sprays, Sleepy Time and Focus, are great for the whole family, including the kids.

Sleepy Time Spray

Great for: quiet time, nap time, meditation, yoga practices, bedtime, and any other time when calm is beneficial.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 fl. oz. glass spray bottle
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 6 drops marjoram essential oil
  • 4 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • water
  • witch hazel or alcohol

Focus Spray

Great for: home learning, instrument practice, virtual classes, homework times, and any other time when concentration is beneficial.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 fl. oz. glass spray bottle
  • 8 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 6 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 4 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • water
  • witch hazel or alcohol
To make an essential oil spray
  1. Start by adding the essential oils to your glass spray bottle.
  2. Carefully add water until the bottle is approximately 2/³ to ¾ full.
  3. Top off the bottle with witch hazel.
  4. Secure the spray top tightly and shake well.

Use the essential oil sprays by misting in the air or lightly spraying linens, being mindful of little eyes, of course.

Beginner tip: If you’re new to essential oils and still building your collection, several companies offer pre-made essential oil blends intended for calm, concentration, and the like. These blends contain several different essential oils all in one bottle and can easily be turned into aroma sprays. Just be sure the blends contain kid-safe oils if using the finished sprays around children. 

Jen Kossowan is a kindergarten and grade one teacher and mama of two gorgeous kiddos. She’s passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, and can most often be found in her kitchen whipping up recipes that taste delicious while meeting her crunchy mama criteria. She started Mama.Papa.Bubba. on a whim in 2010 while living in the Middle East and has been sharing her recipes and activities there ever since.

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