Friday, November 20, 2020

Don't Waste One Drop - Make Mini Essential Oil Sprays

"Being frugal does not mean being cheap!
It means being economical and avoiding waste."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

Essential oils can be very expensive! And if you are like me, you want to squeeze out every last drop! With just one little accessory, you can prolong and enhance your essential oil experience. You can utilize those last few drops! Did you know they sell small sprayer tops (affiliate link) that fit your essential oil bottles? I recently found this myself and am loving the possibilities!

Once your bottle of oil is near its end, there is always a few stubborn drops that remain (that are very difficult to remove!). Simply add about a teaspoon of "base" liquid to your practically empty bottle (this acts as a preservative and helps disperse the oils). You can use witch-hazel, vinegar, vodka, hydrogen peroxide or alcohol depending on your specific needs. It does help if you have a small essential oil funnel. Fill the remaining of the bottle with water. 

Screw on the mini spray top (this is an affiliate link) and give your bottle a nice shake (just snip to size the bottom of the sprayer to make the tube the right size for your bottle). Now you have a sweet little spray that can be used for so many things depending on the medicinal properties of the essential oil bottle you used!

These can be a:

  • Travel perfume
  • Room spray
  • Linen spray
  • Boo-boo spray
  • Body Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer for Purse
  • Facial Freshening Mist
  • Bathroom deodorizing spray (place a small bowl of these out in different aromas for fun)

To give some ideas for the more commonly used oils --

  • Thieves/On Guard Blend (use alcohol for the base) -- Use as an air purifier room spray, sanitizing spray for knobs and handles.
  • Lavender (use 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract as base) -- Use as a pillow spray, body spray, perfume spray, calming room spray, linen spray (if using as a linen spray or pillow spray I would use the "clear" vanilla to avoid staining)
  • Citrus Essential Oils (use vinegar or alcohol for the base ) -- Use as a deodorizing room spray, kitchen countertop spray, mild hand sanitizer.
  • Tea Tree/Melaleuca (use hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or witch-hazel for the base) -- Use as first aid (boo-boo) spray for bug bites, sunburn, athletes foot, fungus, minor cuts and scrapes. Could be used as a mild hand sanitizer and countertop cleaning spray.
  • Peppermint (use alcohol for the base) -- refreshing room spray, cleansing spray for cold/flu season.
  • Floral Essential Oils (use witch hazel as the base) -- Use as a face mist to freshen up dry skin or use as a fragrant body spray.
  • Favorite Scented Essential Oils (use witch-hazel or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract as the base)  -- Use as a room spray, body mist and/or car freshener spray.

Can you think of other ideas for useful sprays?

Happy homemaking! 🀎


  1. I love this and we have a bunch of sprayer tops on hand from our alternative practitioner's remedies.

    1. Yes! Repurposing those sprayer tops is even better!

  2. You are brilliant! I never thought of adding witch hazel and water either πŸ’–

    1. Yes the witch hazel helps that oil and water to mix 😊or vinegar/ alcohol depending on your goal...

  3. Great idea Jes, I just ordered some of the tops, thanks for the link. I like to spray a load of laundry before I start the wash cycle, and again when putting them in the dryer. You have some good ideas here. ~ Abby

  4. Thank you for this info....I had no clue these lil sprayers existed.

  5. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it. :)