How to Make Citrus Spray

If you love the smell of citrus, making your own citrus spray at home is a delightful way to bring the scent closer to you all the time. This spray is ideal for wearing or for scenting the air or dabbing on.


  • Distilled or spring water
  • Citrus fruits (choose oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit etc. as you prefer) – just be aware that some have nicer scents than others so do smell tests before you decide to use the fruit in question; also be aware that the time of the season can affect the fragrance
  • Few drops pure alcohol as preservative


  1. Assemble the necessary ingredients.There are some further items you will want, listed below under “Things You’ll Need”.
  2. Pour the water into the jar. Set to one side.
  3. Remove as much of the peel from the citrus fruit as you can. Use either the vegetable peeler or the knife and focus on getting down to the pith when peeling but not into the pith.
  4. Drop the citrus fruit peels into the jar of water.
  5. Tightly fasten the lid. Set the jar aside in a cool, dry place.
  6. Shake the jar and sniff it every day.Allow it to sit at least overnight before testing. Once the spray has taken on a fragrance you like, go ahead and strain the water through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into a spray bottle.
    • If it doesn’t yet have the scent you desire, keep letting it sit and shaking it every day until it forms a lovely, strong fragrance.
  7. Use the citrus spray. Once you have the desired smell, spritz on yourself, in the air or on sachets for a quick citrus pick-me-up.

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