DIY Pumpkin Spice Spray

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray-Natural Air Freshener

I have a confession to make…

When I was younger, I didn’t like anything pumpkin or spice. I thought I hated pumpkin pie and pumpkin lattes and stuck to relegating pumpkins to a fate of jack-o-lantern-dom. Then, one night, while visiting some friends on a college campus and staying up way too late, we were given coupons for free pumpkin spice lattes at the campus coffee place.

I thought I didn’t like them, but they were free so they were worth a try. To my surprise, I found that I liked the pumpkin flavor, a lot! Granted, I’m sure it was genetically modified, high fructose corn syrup sweetened and non-organic pumpkin spice flavor, but Pumpkin spice lattes were my gateway pumpkin product.

I soon found that I liked pumpkin pie (here’s my healthy version) and other pumpkin flavored dishes. My most recent favorite is this pumpkin spiced meltaways recipe. In fact, I sometimes eat pumpkin pie (unsweetened) for breakfast while sipping a pumpkin spice latte.

Pumpkin Spice Everything…

Now in the Fall, I love all things pumpkin spice and scented candles used to be my favorite. After I learned all of the potential problems with most candles, I wanted to find a more natural alternative for making my home smell like Fall.

This simple room spray is my solution. I’ve made many homemade air fresheners with the same recipe (I’ll be sharing more soon) but this is by-far the best one for Fall. It uses essential oils and smells crisp, spicy and sweet. These same oils can be used in a diffuser for a longer-lasting air freshener as well.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Spray

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Essential oils: I used Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Cardamon, Ginger and Orange
  • Water
  • A glass spray bottle – I used this one, but you can make one by adding a spray top to an old apple cider vinegar bottle

Spray Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of water (preferably filtered or distilled)
  • 20 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 15 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 15 drops ginger essential oil
  • 15 drops cloves essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cardamon essential oil

Spray Instructions

  • Add water and essential oils to a glass spray bottle.
  • Put cap on and shake well before each use.
  • To use: Spray into air throughout the room.

Do you love pumpkin spice like me? What is your favorite scent for fall?

This pumpkin spice room spray brings the scents of fall indoors. Best enjoyed while consuming a pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie!

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Reader Comments

  1. Is there a shelf life for the pumpkin spice spray? Will bacteria grow in the spray bottle over time?

  2. So this same concept will work with whatever yummy-smelling oils we have on hand?

    • I think it will for sure as long at they are complimentary. I make my own Lavender room spray which is relaxing.

  3. I was wondering,is there anyway of making this without EO? Meaning like making a tea with all those fresh ingredients?

  4. ooooooooooh! Thank you! I’m totally going to do this now. And in addition, you have now solved my conundrum of how to make my house smell like Christmas when December rolls around! I made a deal with my husband that we could have a fake Christmas tree provided I could burn tree-scented candled pretty much constantly. Now that I know that they’re toxic, I was lost for what to do. This is a perfect concept and I can just choose other oils! Thank you!

    • Care to share your Christmas Recipe? I’m looking for one!

  5. Definitely using this for the fall, there are few things that smell better than pumpkin 🙂

  6. I must try this. Do you have a recipe for Christmas blend?

    • We use frankincense which blends well with a lot of oils, such as sandlewood, around winter holidays.

  7. This is amazing! I can’t find a lot of my beloved pumpkin-scented candles or sprays -or anything- over here in the UK now that we’ve moved, and I miss it so much!

  8. That is brilliant Wellness Mama! I love pumpkin spice – I love to eat, and to smell it. I was a little bummed out too when I gave up scented candles, but quickly realized how much better REAL essential oils are. I can’t stand to smell synthetic fragrances at all anymore, they literally make me feel sick.

    I use lots of essential oils and herbs in my home. I make a room spray that smells like chai tea, which I love, but I think I’ll be changing things up for fall with your pumpkin spice recipe. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • How do you make your chai tea room spray? I would love that!

  9. I wonder if you could use a diffuser, of course maybe only one drop of each oil? Mmmmmm
    my house would smell yummy!

  10. The essential oils you used really do have that “fall” flavor. Good idea. These same oils in an oil diffuser would also be heavenly.

  11. Do you suggest Cinnamon leaf or bark oil?

    • I was wondering the same thing!!! Help?!

  12. Just made this and it is awesome! It smells soooo good. I can tell I will be keeping a steady supply of this in the house and I may make some as a host gift for Thanksgiving 🙂

  13. Whenever I make spray like this I add a bit of alcohol. I read it in a health and wellness book once and it keeps the smell longer plus helps the oils mix better in the water. I just use vodka. It has disinfecting properties too!

  14. I just made this. It smells amazing! I didn’t have any cardamom oil but I have some ordered so I can’t wait to see what it adds to the scent. Smells like Thanksgiving in my house right now. We thank you kind lady! 🙂

  15. I love this idea! I have been using pumpkin in everything lately. I wonder if I could blend them and put them in my diffuser? Do you think it would be too strong?

  16. thank-you thank-you thank-you for all the wonderfull recipe’s lotions spray’s you give to us, i love receiving your e-mails. changing the way you think of food, cleaning products,health products is dificult,if you have no-one to help you , its a whole new way of thinking about things you have taken for granted all your life, i was brought-up to believe THEY WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THIS IF IT WOULD HARM ME, but the giant pharmacuticle companies opened my eyes & my mind,OH YES THEY WILL IF THEY CAN MAKE BILLIONS FROM YOUR PAIN& is wonderful finding you and being able to make totally safe products …thank-you for COCONUT OIL i mix it with magnesim oil and rub-it-in my hands & feet. it goes to my brain to keep alzheimers at bay & to my joints for stifness ,,all because i found your web-site GOD-BLESS YOU DARLING & ALL YOUR CLAN,sleep safe& warm jean

  17. I only have the starter kit. Are there any blends that would work from that kit?

  18. I hate the lingering smell of cooking onions in my house and hate artificial room sprays even more. With this help remove the odors?

    • Yes, but you may also want to get a few air cleansing plants or salt lamps to help rid you of the odors first.

      • Do you think I could add apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or vodka or something like that to get rid of the odors as well?

  19. I know this is a post from last year, but maybe you will still answer. Are all of these essential oils safe to use around kids under the age of five. I know you have kids just don’t know how old, and haven’t found all the ingredient’s safety information in my internet searches. Thank you!

    • I felt comfortable using them in this dilution around my children, but check with a certified aromatherapist or reduce the amounts if you are concerned… Thanks for reading 🙂

  20. Hi 🙂 I love this post and recipe! My question is this…how long does the scent hang around? I have made my own and it generally lasts about 20 minutes or so. Is that the norm? It’s been years since I have bought chemical laden freshener sand cannot remember :/

    • I find ours lasts about an hour, give or take depending on the size of the room 🙂

      • …I wonder why mines not :/ I am using vodka in mine. I wonder if I should try alcohol and see if that makes it last longer. What do you use yourself dear?

  21. Hi, excellent post! I love this recipe and am going to be making it. How long will the scent “linger”?? I made some others and it seems to last 20-30 minutes…is that the norm or is there something I can do to make it last longer… Thanks so much