This homemade natural autumn room spray smells so heavenly! You won’t need any special ingredients for this room spray either, no essential oils necessary!
I think the smells of autumn are my favorite scents on earth! Warm spicy scents, hints of pumpkin, and fallen leaves are perfect! Fall candles are definitely my favorite scents to burn all season, but I also really love having autumn room sprays to keep the house smelling like the perfect autumn day!
You probably see me on snapchat (username alexisroch) making these room sprays all the time. I just love trying out new ones and seeing what does best.
Readers really love this orange rose air freshener I made a few months ago.
Many sent in emails asking me what if they didn’t have essential oils or didn’t want to use them? After getting many requests about a non essential oil spray, I started working on one for you!
The thing is, essential oils are impossible to recreate completely at home. There are special tools they use in labs to get that highly concentrated oil from plants, flowers, or herbs that give a very strong scent. At home methods are more of an infusion of scent, but they can smell just as good if you get the right combination.
This homemade autumn room spray has two methods. You can leave it concentrated and spray throughout, or you can turn it into an odor remover with the addition of a few household chemicals. Either way, it smells wonderful.
The best part is how AMAZING it smells while you are making it and letting it simmer on the stove. My house smelled like fall for days after making this! Feel free to follow on instagram for more inspiration 🙂
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For the Autumn Scented Concentrate:
- 2 cups of water
- Cinnamon Broom (or cinnamon sticks)
- One small pumpkin (the tiny sugar pumpkins)
- Favorite Apple
- Your favorite fallen leaves outside (that smell wonderful)
- For a more Christmas like scent: Try adding cranberries, oranges, and pieces of your Christmas tree too! Your house will smell so wonderful.
Additional Items to Complete Room Spray:
- 1/2 cup vodka (see chemist note below)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the water with some pieces of pumpkin rind (only the rind) that are cut into smaller pieces. Add in some chunks of apple, cut up some of the cinnamon broom and add that in. I like the cinnamon broom better than the sticks, it is a little stronger. But cinnamon sticks work good too!
If you have leaves outside that are starting to fall, add in some of those cut up.
2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 or so hours. Turn off the heat, and let is sit overnight to room temperature. The longer it gets, the strong it is!
3. To make an air freshener, odor eliminator, combine 1 cup of strained autumn mixture with the 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Shake it up and use around the house.
4. You can strain this mixture and leave it as a room spray that is concentrated. Since it is mainly water, make sure to not spray directly on items since it will leave water droplets, but it can still work great for spraying the air. Making the air freshener above will eliminate water drops and perfect for all around.
Many readers like to know why I use vodka. Vodka is an alcohol so it helps the solution evaporate quicker. Using rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) leaves a more pungent scent which can overpower the good smelling scents. If you use rubbing alcohol for this, that is all you will smell when the solution is sprayed.
Other readers have asked, can I leave out the alcohol completely? You can, but it WILL leave some water droplets when sprayed. Alcohol allows for faster evaporation. This solution smells wonderful in a concentrated form.
Feel free to browse the chemist solutions tab for more fun things to make!
For more household chemicals I keep on hand and use for all my chemist recipes, see the resource page 🙂
PRINT IT OUT!
This makes a cute gift package for Christmas, birthdays, or for fun! Just buy the ingredients, print this out and attach 🙂
Have a wonderful season full of great scents!
Stay tuned for Chemistry Hacks for Home and Outdoor Book. Should be available around December 15th.