We use a Pillow Spray each and every night here.
Sometimes it's for calming, others it's for refreshing the mind after a busy day.
It costs next to nothing to make these, and they're the most wonderful impromptu gift.
I buy my spray bottles from Aussie Soap Supplies here, or here, but many suppliers have them these days. I've previously only been able to source them in the clear colour pictured in my photographs, but if you click on the links, you'll notice they come in that wonderful apothecary blue now.
Now lots of tutorials will tell you to use vodka, or other stabilisers in home made sprays. I have to say I've rarely done this for my own use, or for gifting, as the amounts in which I produce and use them, really don't require long shelf life.
I simply use boiled, cooled water with a little Witch Hazel added to help disperse the oils, adding whatever combination of scent I like. I keep the fragrance light so that it's not overpowering.
Some combinations we love are....
To 100mls boiled and cooled water mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons of Witch Hazel...
4 drops each Green Apple fragrance oil and Lemon essential oil.
4 drops Jasmine essential oil (expensive but lasts ages).
6 drops Memories fragrance oil from Heirloom Body Care which is no longer available, but is a light Christmassy scent, that can't help but make you smile and dream sweetly. There are many similar scented oils on the market.
4 drops each of Wintergreen and Scotch Pine for when the Winter ills and chills hit.
6-10 drops Rose fragrance oil...just because I love it so much.
4 drops each Lavender and Peppermint, which is calming and refreshing together. I find this wonderful when I have a migraine.
4 drops each Sandalwood and Neroli, which is just lush and heavenly.
If you happen to stumble upon vintage perfume atomisers in thrift stores, this decants beautifully into those, and makes a really special gift for the vintage and Victoriana lover.
Of course, these make fabulous Linen Spray and room deodorisers too.