How to Make Homemade Linen Spray

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.

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Homemade Linen Spray Recipe

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 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol (this will be 70% isopropyl alcohol from the drug store).  Stir until combined.

Homemade Linen Spray Essential Oils

Step Three:  Add 1/2 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!

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  1. Oh, I think this is a fantastic idea. I would have to choose lavender oil because I just LOVE that scent!
  2. What a clever idea, that's so neat!
  3. I had no idea it was so easy to make your own sprays like this. What a great way to save money
  4. Oh I will be trying this right away! I always love fresh scented linens and sometimes when they are in the closet for son long they lose that clean smell. This looks like a great weekend project for the kids and I!
  5. I love the scent of Linen, and I agree with you, it can be expensive and too strong. I love making my own scents at home and this is not one I had thought of to make!
  6. I love lavender. It's one of my favorite scents. This sounds really relaxing.
  7. Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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