I’ve been using the scent of lavender to help me get to sleep at night for years. Usually, I put a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on my pillow, but with certain linens, the oil can stain. Plus, the scent is really concentrated in one location. I’ve seen linen sprays in stores before, but the bottles tend to be quite expensive—considering it is mostly water-based. I’ve seen bottles of lavender linen spray, in particular for $20 or more! Kind of crazy, right? Well, I got to thinking—how hard can it be to make your own lavender linen spray?
I put together a few bottles of lavender linen spray for next to nothing. Read on to see how I did it.
So, what do you need to make your own lavender linen spray? You can find these ingredients at pharmacies, or online at places like Amazon. Some people use vodka instead of witch hazel, but I find that vodka has too strong of a scent, plus – I don’t really drink alcohol, so it seemed like too much money to spend for this project. You can use witch hazel for bug bites, stings, and even as a facial toner.
-2 Tsp witch hazel
-½ tsp lavender
1. Select the bottle you’re going to use
2. place a funnel in the opening/mouth of the spray bottle
3. measure 2tb witch hazel and pour it in to the bottle
4. measure 1/2 tsp of lavender essential oil and pour it in the bottle
5. fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water
6. close the top of the bottle and shake the mixture, gently
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You can change the amount of distilled water you use depending on the bottle and how strong you’d like the lavender scent. You’ll need to gently shake the mixture every time you use the spray bottle, as it will tend to settle otherwise.
It really is that easy to make your own lavender linen spray! A bottle of lavender essential oil will go a long way if you use it in this way.
Use your linen spray:
-on your sheets when you iron them
-on your bed linens before you get in to sleep
-on your towels when you put them in the cupboard to keep things fresh