DIY Linen Spray

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This DIY Linen Spray is easy to make with all natural ingredients, and so much more affordable!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

DIY 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.

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Here are a few favorite scents to make DIY Linen Spray:

1.  Jasmine and Sweet Orange

2.  Lemon, Lemongrass, and Lime

3.  Lavender

4.  Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Orange

5.  Grapefruit and Anise

6.  Orange and Cardamom

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  • 1 Teaspoon essential oil(s)
  • 12 ounces distilled water
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons of Vodka


  1. 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.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins

10 thoughts on “DIY Linen Spray”

  1. I make this linen spray & always use complimentary EO’s with Witch hazel & distilled water. I have always had favorable outcomes. Not only does it fresh air but drapery, furniture, Clothing & helps repell unwanted pests like Bed Bugs Roaches flies etc & its very economical to make versus store bought with added unknown ingredients, it gives me peace of mind. Thanks for this recipe. Its a classic

  2. Can I use fragrance oils(skin safe) and witch hazel and distilled water! I order some essential oils and im waiting for them to come in!

    • I’m not sure if it’s ok to use fragrance oils even if they’re skin safe since they’re being sprayed into the air. Sorry I can’t say for sure, I mean I know they sell synthetic fragrance items everywhere, but I don’t know what’s considered ‘safe to breathe’ or not.

  3. I can’t wait yo try this linen spray. Hav you ever tried combining any other essential oil along with the lavender? Where do you get the cute mister? I’m thinking Christmas gifts!!

    • I sometimes combine citrus essential oils with lavender, lemon, orange, and grapefruit are my favorites. The mister came from Target in the plant department, it’s actually a plant mister. It doesn’t work quite as well as my actual linen spray bottle but it was super cute and I bought it primarily for the photos. It does work well enough for me, but the mist isn’t quite as fine. I hope this helps, and be sure and let me know if you have anymore questions!

  4. Kari
    First off, your website is beyond amazing! Seriously just hit my top 5 that I check daily. I love the simplicity of ingredients you use, and might I add I am trying the deodorant asap because I hate store bought stuff. I have also been playing with making my own shampoo and conditioners, for the same reason, and I’m wondering about essential oils. What is the difference between brands? I’m assuming, as with most products there is “a good and a bad?” Or does it matter? Beyond that, I’ve found some recipes that call for food grade essential oil. This brings me back to the question, which brand is best?

    • I have been using the Aura Cacia brand and they seem to have a pretty good product. As far as the food grade essential oils go, there are qualifications set by the government that companies have to meet in order for them to be called food grade. If an essential oil is food grade, it should be advertised as so.


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