I have never bought linen spray, the price tag has always been a little high. Not too long ago a good friend bought a bottle for me, (extravagant, spoiling presents are 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).
I like to special order big 4 ounce bottles of the essential oils that I use most often because the price per ounce is so much cheaper.
The Gorgeously Green book recommends using a little vodka, it helps stabilize the scent, but I’ve been using just distilled water with essential oils. It works just fine if you go through it pretty fast. 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, the distilled water is pretty important because your tap water might have impurities that would spoil your linen spray.
I filled both my small 10 ounce mister and a spray bottle from Walmart. The mister works best for spraying in the air, and I use the spray bottle for ironing. You will want to shake the bottle before using because the essential oils 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.