The Scented Room

There’s nothing more welcoming than the subtle floral tones of a scented room.

So I like to freshen the smell of my house with a scented room spray.


Shabby Art Boutique Scented Room Spray 2


I make my own using a recipe I’ve had for ages:

Scented Room Spray

1 cup distilled water,

2 tablespoons Vodka,

15 – 20 drops of essential oil (depending on the oil).

Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake gently to mix. I also shake before use.

Add the pretty label to an old perfume bottle and it is pretty enough to leave out on display all the time.


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For this batch I used a pre mixed oil made by a local aromatherapist.

The one I used today was called Zesty. . .  it’s my favourite.

Zesty is full of fresh and lively citrus aromas. . . grapefruit to uplift, lemon to stimulate, lemongrass to refresh, mandarin to inspire and the energizing zip of lime.

The room spray has given my house an all over fresh citrusy smell, which is perfect for summer.


Shabby Art Boutique Scented Room Spray 3


We have two house dogs, a poodle and a Bichon Frise, so I’m always conscious of any doggy smells. A quick spritz of the citrusy room spray before visitors arrive  vanishes any doggy odours every time.

Don’t forget to spray your linen cupboard too!


DIY scented room spray by Shabby Art Boutique

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Hugs – Kerryanne


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  1. Hy Kerryanne! Your today post is just the idea I was looking for. I’m preparing some jars with dried flower petals and I wanted to add some natural parfum, so your recipe is perfect for me. Thanks, Cristina

  2. What a great idea–thanks for sharing. I have never thought of making my own before! I would have never guessed vodka too!

  3. Great idea! Thank you for sharing,going to try it! Take care

  4. Kerryanne, that citrus mix sounds devine – those are often the fragrancies of the candles I mix & match during the Summer months (I go for more warm spicey smells during the Winter).

    I haven’t played with my aroma oils for a while so I may just have to give this a go TFS

    Toni xx

  5. You never cease to amaze me! That just sounds divine.

  6. beautiful, charming, and smells wonderful–awesome! tfs:)

  7. Oh I love this!I wonder if you could use everclear instead of vodka?I use everclear for a hand sanitizer.

  8. Sounds lovely! Vodka wow, who would have thought!

  9. Ok, talented lady… you did it again! Another great idea! As we are planning on putting our house on the market soon I will keep this idea in mind. After all, sweet fragrance should entice a buyer!!!

  10. Following from Blissful Whites Wednesday. What’s the vodka for in the spray? I’m just another one of those who has never seen that ingredient in a DIY spray. :O)

  11. What a nice blog it is . thanks for sharing.
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  12. this sounds so wonderful, I’d love to give this a try!

  13. Love this idea Kerryanne! And your photos are so lovely! I might have to give this a try!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing on BWW!!

  14. What a wonderful idea- so many store bought scents have an artificial quality- I can’t wait to try this!

  15. What a lovely home. Thank you for sharing your recipes, I am going to try hem.

  16. The citrus scent sounds absolutely heavenly! I love citrus scents. I {may just} have a bottle of vodka around her somewhere…hmmm…let me think. Oh, the freezer! lol. I’m totally going to try this! I want to make my own pretty bottle and everything. Hey, you don’t happen to have a secret recipe for scented countertop cleaner too do you? Thanks for sharing this Kerryanne!

  17. thank you so much for the beautiful graphic and fragrance recipe. You’re wonderful!!
    Deborah – Ramshackle Romance

  18. Just lovely and so doable for this girl! 🙂

  19. Can I use rubbing alcohol instead of vodka? I hate the taste of vodka so don’t want to waste money.


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