Fresh and clean scents are mood lifters for me. I love floral and citrus smells. They give me positive energy and boosts my mood. I like my home to smell nice and was looking for natural ways to create fresh and clean scents. I picked up the idea of making linen spray from some Pinterest boards.
As I already had some of the ingredients on hand, I decided to give it a try. I just had to get witch hazel from the pharmacy and I was ready to give this a hands-on.
Ingredients for DIY linen spray:
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 cup distilled water
1 glass bottle fitted with a spray nozzle
- In a measuring cup, add witch hazel followed by 10 drops lavender essential oil and 10 drops lemon essential oil. Stir to mix ingredients.
- Add distilled water till it reaches 1 cup. Stir to mix well.
- Pour into glass bottle.
- Shake well before spraying on bedding, linen, or clothing.
I upcycled a root beer bottle and used it as a spray bottle for my linen spray. I removed the label from the bottle and wrapped it with decorative paper. I like using dark coloured glass bottles for essential oil products as they keep the oils protected from strong sunlight and other sources of UV light. The spray nozzle was taken from an old spray bottle. Thankfully it fitted perfectly with the bottle.
I use the linen spray on throw pillows and bed covers. The smell of lemon and lavender together is so pleasant and soothing. It makes the room smell so refreshing. Lavender essentials oils are known for its soothing, normalizing and balancing effects. Lemon essential oils give a refreshing and uplifting effect. And so it is a perfect combination for me. Witch hazel is a cleansing agent and astringent. It has other uses such as soothing sunburns and skin irritations and treating minor cuts, abrasions and insect bites.
If you are new to essential oils, please take note that they are highly concentrated and so please use them with care. Take precautions such as keeping them out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If you are pregnant or lactating, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Do not use on skin. Do not use without diluting in a carrier oil or base.
There are many wonderful uses for essential oils but I am not an expert in this area and thus far I have only used them for making linen spray and hand sanitizers. Many use them for aromatherapy and healthcare purposes. Please consult a qualified essential oils professional or healthcare professional to learn more if you are interested in incorporating essential oils in your lifestyle.