This Diwali, Make Your Home Smell As Good As It Looks With These Refreshing Essential Oils

Diwali is a significant festival in Indian culture, especially in the northern states. As the festival is nearing, many people have already begun making preparations for the carnival of lights. There is a chill in the air, the prospect of a big family gathering, the preparations for Rangoli patterns and home decorations, and the aromas emanating from the kitchen are just too delicious. What’s more, you can make your home smell as good as it looks with the use of pure, refreshing essential oils!

  • Lavender

With its soft and pleasant notes, lavender essential oil acts as a natural deodorant/perfume, and you can use its soothing fragrance for multiple purposes.

Benefits of using lavender essential oil

Lavender oil calms the nerves and transports you to a peaceful state. According to a 2005 Australian University study, lavender oil has been traditionally favoured for its antidepressant, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and carminative properties. Using lavender essential oil may even help de-stress your nerves.

How to use lavender essential oil

  • Take a glass/plastic spray bottle. 
  • Add 100ml filtered water, 100ml rubbing alcohol or vodka, and 15-20 drops of organic lavender oil

And your DIY natural essential lavender oil home spray is ready!

  • Tea Tree

Tree tea oil is known for its antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits. The richness of this oil assists in numerous ways. 

Benefits of tea tree oil

The fresh, soothing aroma of tea tree oil also helps in aromatherapy. Its lingering calming fragrance is pleasant and assists relaxation. If you are allergic to strong scents, you can easily use tea tree oil as an organic room freshener.

How to use tea tree oil

  • Take a glass/plastic spray bottle.
  • Add 100ml filtered water, 100ml alcohol or vodka, 15-20 drops of pure tea tree oil

You’re all set to revitalise your home with this DIY natural essential tea tree oil spray!

  • Lemongrass

The powerful yet soothing citrus scent extracted from the stalks and leaves of the tropical plant makes it a sought-after essence in soaps, perfumes, scented candles, and so on. 

Benefits of lemongrass oil

It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. Lemongrass has been proven to naturally relieve headaches, migraine aches, stress, anxiety, and other aches. So what’s better than smelling lemongrass every day in your home?

How to use lemongrass oil

  • Take a glass spray bottle.
  • Add 100ml filtered water, 50ml alcohol or vodka, 50ml liquid dish soap, 15-20 drops of pure lemongrass essential oil

That’s it: let your home feel like a calming space with this DIY natural essential lemongrass oil spray.

  • Jasmine

As Indians, we love the fragrance of jasmine. Jasmine has a revitalising, delicate yet potent scent. Reminiscent of evening prayers at temples and traditional courtyards, generations of people favour this fragrance. No wonder it reminds so many of home!

Benefits of jasmine essential oil

Jasmine has antidepressant properties and can improve moods and raise energy levels, as mentioned in the book Aromatherapy and its Benefits (2021). Imagine your home adorned with such a soothing scent! Jasmine oil has many antiseptic and antispasmodic benefits as well.

How to use jasmine essential oil

Revitalise your home with your very own DIY essential jasmine oil spray.

  • Tej: black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon

If you prefer your fragrances to be strong and invigorating instead of simply soothing, this scent combining three popular spices (‘tej’ in Hindi) should work wonders for you.

Pure and natural black pepper diffuser oil, cardamom essential oil, and cinnamon leaf essential oil are the magic ingredients for making this oil. Are you getting that beautiful Ayurvedic chai aroma already? Mmmmm, you are right! If you are an avid masala chai lover, we recommend going for this fragrance.

It has medicinal benefits, too. According to an article, black pepper essential oil relieves sinusitis and nasal congestion, improves neurological health, and is an excellent antioxidant. 

Cardamom essential oil helps fight cold and congestion in the chest. Its antibacterial properties also help improve immunity and reduce inflammation.

Cinnamon leaf essential oil relieves pains and aches and helps nourish the skin. It also helps moisturise dry skin and gives a calming sensation when inhaled.

How to use tej oils

  • Grab a plastic/glass spray bottle.
  • Add 100ml filtered water, 20ml vanilla extract, and 30ml vodka or rubbing alcohol to it. Now add ten drops of each of the three essential oils.

With this DIY tej aromatic oil spray, you’re bound to feel energised every time you’re home.

The bonus 

Depending on your choices, you may or may not like the above essences or prefer some others. We get that. We advise you to use oils that suit and soothe you. We have a variety of natural and pure essential oils that you can add to your daily routine. You can make your own DIY sprays with any of them. You can even use a blend of these oils for mixed fragrances and benefits. Check out the range of essential oils by Amala Earth and keep your home joyful and fragrant.


  • Always place the spray bottle in a cool space. You need to shake the spray bottle and spray it 3-4 times beforehand.
  • If you prefer a more potent fragrance, add more essential oil to the solution. 
  • Use the spray twice a day to keep it fresh and fragrant. 
  • You can also add 3-4 drops of these oils to your bath water to relax and enhance your sleep and mood.

It's really that simple!