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Last Updated on August 30, 2016 by Diane Hoffmaster
Linen spray can elevate your going to bed experience from 'blah' to 'WOW' but it is not cheap to buy. I have also found that most of the linen spray I find in stores is a touch too strong and perfumy for my liking. I want to be able to detect just a hint of scent on my pillow, not drown in a cloud of fake chemical smells. Homemade linen spray is incredibly easy to make and amazingly inexpensive. You can choose the scents you like from whatever essential oils you have on hand. I found a (affiliate link--->>> ) Misto Olive Oil Sprayer at my local Bed, Bath and Beyond but you could easily just repurpose any small bottle with a spray top (preferably one that did not contain chemicals!). I have seen recipes using rubbing alcohol or vodka to dissolve the oils in so you can probably adjust this to whichever you happen to have on hand. If you are unsure of which essential oils to use in your linen spray, check out this index of essential oils.
Homemade Linen Spray
Step One: Choose the essential oils for your linen spray
Step Two: Dilute approximately 50 drops of essential oil (or a blend of essential oils, depending on which ones you choose) into ½ cup of rubbing alcohol (this will be 70% isopropyl alcohol from the drug store). Stir until combined.
Step Three: Add ½ cup of distilled water to the alcohol mixture and stir gently. This is your linen spray! Pour it into an 8 ounce bottle with a misting/sprayer attachment. Adjust volumes accordingly, depending on the size of your container.
To use your linen spray, shake gently and spritz your linens, your couch, your rug, or any other material that needs a hint of freshness. I would recommend not spraying fancy things like silk just in case!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.