I’ve never actually bought linen spray, the price tag has always been a little too high. There’s also the fact that most of them contain synthetic fragrances, that make both Tyler and I sneeze! Not too long ago though, a good friend bought a bottle for me, (extravagant, spoiling presents are so great).
But now I’m hooked on the stuff because it just smells so good. So…, I set out to make my own. Instead of costing somewhere around $18 it only costs only $2.58 to make your own (prices based off of a 4oz bottle of lavender essential oil, the better the deal you get on essential oils, the cheaper it is to make).
Tip: I like to order the larger 4 ounce bottles of the essential oils that I use most often because the price per ounce is so much cheaper.
You can add some Witch Hazel or a small amount of vodka to help preserve your linen spray. As it sits the water will grow bacteria, but it works just fine if you go through it every couple of days. Adding the vodka might be good if you were going to keep it around for more than a week or two.
I’ve started adding the alcohol to mine lately, just because I don’t have to worry about it spoiling as quickly. Also using distilled water is pretty important because your tap water might have impurities that could also spoil your linen spray.
I like to fill both my small 10 ounce mister and a larger spray bottle. The mister works best for spraying in the air, and I use the spray bottle for ironing, (although you’ll want to be careful with delicate fabrics and essential oils, I use this mostly on anything cotton). You’ll want to shake the bottle before using because the essential oils separate and rise to the top.
Linen spray is perfect for keeping stuffy closets smelling wonderful. It also smells great on your bed linens. We have a wood fireplace and sometimes a little smoke gets into the air. Since you usually don’t want your living room smelling like a campfire, I like to briefly open a window, and then use my linen spray.
Here are a few favorite scents:
1. Jasmine and Sweet Orange
2. Lemon, Lemongrass, and Lime
4. Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Orange
5. Grapefruit and Anise
6. Orange and CardamomPrint
- 1 Teaspoon essential oil(s)
- 12 ounces distilled water
- Optional: 2 Tablespoons of Vodka
- Mix together essential oils, distilled water, and vodka in your container of choice.
The ratio of essential oils to water makes a stronger linen spray. You can use more water if desired.