How to use an aromatherapy perfume spritzer, istockphoto, used with permission
How to use an aromatherapy perfume spritzer, istockphoto, used with permission

So far in my series of “How-To Use…” I have written about how to use an aromatherapy body butter and how to use an aromatherapy sugar scrub.  Today, I am discussing how to use an aromatherapy spritzer.  About 6 weeks ago I wrote about how to make a simple aromatherapy perfume spritzer, so part of this post is a re-cap on that and part of it is an expansion.

What is an Aromatherapy Perfume Spritzer?

An aromatherapy perfume spritzer is an essential oil blend with a water base.  Sometimes you will find that spritzers have an alcohol added to them.  In the United States, use of alcohol in cosmetic products must meet the requirements of ATF laws if the product is to be sold commercially.  If you live elsewhere in the world, and plan to make an aromatherapy spritzer for retail sale, you might want to check out your own country’s regulations.

Aromatherapy spritzers are light to use because they have a water base; the percentage of essential oils to water is minimal.    They have a wide variety of uses.

Tips for Using Aromatherapy Perfume Spritzers

Here are a few ways in which you can use an aromatherapy perfume spritzer:

  • spray a little on your pillow to help you drift off to sleep at night
  • freshen up your car with a few squirts – instead of using a standard car air freshener
  • use a spritzer as a personal perfume, instead of a commercial perfume
  • use it as an air freshener in the bathroom or the kitchen to disperse unpleasant smells
  • freshen up your laundry with a spritzer
  • help calm baby with a squirt of spritzer on their bedding.

There are all sorts of essential oils that you can add to a spritzer; just make sure you choose the right essential oil blend for your situation.  For example, calming essential oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), romantic essential oils include ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), uplifting essential oils include sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and antiseptic essential oils include tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).

Choose the appropriate amount of essential oils to add to your spritzer, depending on your purpose; for example, you will want to use a lesser quantity for baby.

Aromatherapy spritzers are light, easy to use and have a multitude of uses!  Next time you are thinking about a perfume, consider aromatherapy perfume spritzers as an alternative!  They also have therapeutic properties – unlike regular, commercial perfumes.

If you are interested in making your own aromatherapy products, and would like a basic kit to get started, check out the Sedona Aromatherapie Make-Your-Own Products Kits in the webstore, priced at $24.95 each (plus shipping).

Or if you want a more comprehensive introduction to aromatherapy, you might be interested in the Sedona Aromatherapie Foundation Course in Aromatherapy, scheduled for a late Spring 2012 release date!

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