By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner
Here’s another idea to add to your home spa gift basket — Christmas Tree Room Spray. It’s like a breathe of fresh air.
I came up with this quick and easy home spa recipe many years ago. For better or worse, my family has had fake Christmas trees for the past 15 to 20 years and one year I wanted to spruce the tree up with an authentic piny scent. Once I discovered woodsy essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood and juniper berry, there was no turning back.
Using this recipe really brings some extra Christmas cheer to the room and it’s a great addition to your home spa Christmas gift basket. And feel free to mix and match your favourite seasonal aromas, like fir needle or clove essential oils, into this room spray also.
Christmas Tree Room Spray
- 4 drops juniper berry essential oil (middle note) — enhances dreams, treats exhaustion and worry, helps problem skin, puffiness, cellulite, detoxifying.
- 5 drops pine needle essential oil (top note) — calming and comforting, it reduces muscular aches and relieves nervous tension.
- 3 drops mandarin essential oil (top note) — brings cheer to the stressed and depressed. In massage oils, it heals problem skin and stretch marks.
- 1 tsp glycerin — A vegetable by-product which comes as a clear syrup and can act as a preservative.
- 45 – 55 ml pure water — Hydrates, lubricates and cleans. Extends recipe volume and provides a base to blend ingredients.
- 1 small, 60 ml or less, dark bottle with a tight-fitting and spray-top lid.
- 1 small funnel, optional
- Wash bottle with soap and hot water and rinse with 1 tsp of bleach to sterilize. Let dry.
- In a small bottle, add 4 drops of juniper berry essential oil (middle note). Use a funnel if you have one to catch any stray drops.
- Then add 5 drops of pine needle essential oil (top note) and roll the mixture around the bottle to amalgamate the scent. Smell the result.
- Then add 3 drops of mandarin essential oil (top note) and again roll the mixture around the bottle to blend the scent. Smell the result and adjust the balance to your preferences, if necessary.
- Pour in the water to the shoulder of the bottle and cap it. Shake vigourously.
- List your ingredients on the label and date the mixture.
- Leave the concoction to mature for two days. Sniff and adjust the recipe as necessary.
- Spritz and spray your tree, wreaths, garlands, linens, sheets and the room to your heart’s content.
- Store out of sunlight. Shelf life will range from 3 to 12 months.
Let me know what you think of this recipe. Contact me if you are having trouble finding any supplies like bottles or essential oils and I’ll point you in the right direction. Cheers.