alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

we’re true fans of alyssa hoppe over here and all of the projects she creates for us (hanging planters and this holiday wreath). and today’s post is no exception, these room sprays are seriously beautiful. she teamed up with photographer nicole moser for the project and they’re going to show us how to make some of our own. they’d be the perfect hostess, housewarming gift or addition to your bedside table, so pretty!

alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

“Flowers are blooming and Spring is finally here (yay!). What better way to enjoy the change of season than by bringing the freshness of outside, into your home! These room sprays are both functional and beautiful, and can be made with a wide range of essential oil combinations to suit your fancy.” alyssa

alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

what you’ll need: 
• glass bottle with mist nozzle (i got my bottles from a perfume store, i asked for their old testers! but here are some similar options 1, 2, 34 and 5. )
• essential oils
• distilled water
• vodka or gin
• dried flowers
• measuring cup or kitchen scale for ounces
• masking tape

alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

– If you’re buying fresh flower to dry, tie a string around the ends and hang upside down for a week. Once the flowers are done drying, clean out an empty glass bottle and pour distilled water three fourths of the way full. 

– Next, take your essential oils and do a total of 25-30 drops in the water.

-Measure out 1 oz of vodka or gin and pour into the bottle. The ratio I use is 6oz distilled water/1oz alcohol. If your bottle is smaller or larger, you can adjust accordingly.

alyssa hoppe for designlovefest


alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

– Take your dried flowers and cut a sprig that is just smaller than your bottle. Put the lid back on the bottle and shake it a few times, mixing the ingredients.

– Take off the lid and carefully push your sprig into the bottle with the branches facing up. For really delicate stems, you can use tweezers.

– Finally, I like to make a simple label using a thin piece of masking tape. Place the label on your bottle and violá!  

there are a ton of different options when it comes to the scent the the essential oils you use but here are some of my favorites:

  • Bergamot and lavender
  • Lemon and sage
  • Camomile, orange and sandalwood 
  • Ginger and mint
  • Cedar-wood and tea tree
  • Rose, lavender and sage
  • Eucalyptus and lemon
  • Bergamot, ginger and cedar-wood
  • Orange and rosemary

alyssa hoppe for designlovefest
alyssa hoppe for designlovefest

project by: alyssa leanne hoppe
photography by: nicole moser


Add your own

    Monica says:

    Where is a good place to purchase those beautiful bottles? I love this idea!

    bri says:

    getting the link on them hopefully. check back soon!

    Stephanie says:

    So beautiful! Gotta try this!



    These are GORGEOUS! I love essential oils!


    would also love to know where the bottles are from. will check back!

    Edenn Yorks says:

    Oh, this looks so darling! I might have to try it!

    Jessica Thiessen says:

    Oooooh, I’m feeling antsy to try this!

    Kyia Belle says:

    Looks so lovely! Might have to go out and buy the orange and rosemary essential oils, haha. x

    Morgan says:

    They are beyond amazing!

    Do you smell the vodka/gin at all?

    Szandra says:

    Hey Bri,

    Where did Alyssa get her essential oils from?
    I haven’t had any luck finding pretty scents, such as bergamot or cedar wood.


    This is such a fab idea! And the different shaped bottles look so cute!

    Vari x

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    Where is it that I can buy the spray bottles that you use?
    I love them !

    designlovefest says:

    ask a local perfumer if you can buy their empty bottles! Xx

    Amy says:

    You can get Bergamot and cedarwood from Young Living. Cedarwood and lavender together are amazing for sleep too for a pillow spray but I put directly in my hair.

    Megan says:

    Love this recipe! I found glass spray bottles at http://www.rail19.com and at http://www.etsy.com where they have vintage style bottles.

    Lauren Thomas says:

    How come none of these bottles have the little tube needed to actually spray?

    designlovefest says:

    they are all old perfume bottles so the tube isn’t needed!

    Anonymous says:

    Is there a recipe where you don’t have to use any alcohol ? Thank you so much (:

    Stephanie says:

    This looks awesome! I’m going to make this for my office!

    Amy says:

    So pretty. What is the shelf life?

    Rachel says:

    What are the yellow flowers? I’d love to find those.

    Cara says:

    I love the pine needles scent from la bone Maison. What essential oil combination do you recommend to create that?


    Mere says:

    Are you using dried flowers that coordinate with the essential oils you’ve chosen? Or is that mostly for aesthetics?

    Gifts says:

    I love those flower sitting inside the bottles, look so lovely.

    Cheyanne says:

    How do you prevent mold or does that even
    happen with this type of spray?

    Jenna says:

    Beautiful. I wonder if dried flowers don’t get mold, or if there’s expirations for using the spray.

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