It can be so nice to have your linen smell great, especially cozy blankets and towels!
I don’t know about you but I truly love when things smell good! I feel like smells can liven up a room! They also bring such coziness to everything you do! I wanted to be able to replicate those feelings this winter without the chances of using harsh fragranced choices so I worked really hard to find an easy and cheap way to do so! My DIY linen spray gives you a great foundation to add any smells that make your home happy!
Something I have begun to notice are the harsh chemicals found in room and linen sprays. These harsh chemicals have been found to do harm on ones health.
This is a journal article published Anne Steinemann that highlights some of the negative effects of fragrances that have been explored through studies on Australian peoples. One thing to note is that Steinemann’s article is not peer reviewed which means it has not be critically reviewed by others in the same field of study. This can impact any articles information and should be taken into consideration. I suggest you dig deeper into this topic of research to gain a better understanding. If this is something of importance to you!
This DIY Linen Spray uses essential oils
Some medical professionals have noted that essential oils can be dangerous for many people. Each oil is incredibly different and can be not safe for everyone. They can also be harmful when used incorrectly. Before choosing to use an essential oil for this linen spray please take the time to understand the oils you are using. Also review the company you are obtaining the oil from. Ensure the oil is just the oil without any other additives. This article from Healthline highlights some key points to look for.
Disclaimer: The Wholesome Slow Home is not responsible for any uses (misuse or not) and implications (negative or positive). It is solely your (the reader) responsibility to understand and research the essential oils you (the reader) chose to use. I am not a medical professional that has any professional knowledge on the effects of essential oils. If my disclaimer has loop holes, I am human. They can not be used against me in a court of law.
I love it when my clothes spell sooo good and fresh! It almost gives you that cozy home feeling even when you are out and about!
I am not sure about you all but there are times when my clothing/linens don’t always smell that fresh… It may or not be because one has left the clothing in the washing machine for a bit too long! Having a great linen spray will help mask that (no not all the smell.. thats a big job but it will help make your clothes smell better!)smell!
Recently I have been seeing so many awesome linen sprays that looked so easy and cheap to make so I thought I would give it a try!
The closer we get to Christmas the more I want to have all the Christmas smelling! I also knew I didn’t really want any fake fragrances though. I get debilitating headaches from being around back fragrances or a strong smells in general. So my hope was to make one the smelled great for those days when the clothes are having a rough go because of all the ones I have seen online. However I also want’ed to make sure that whatever I did use as linen spray was okay for me! So I opted to make my own!
What you need to make your own DIY Linen Spray
Dark Brown Glass Spray bottle – I used a small 1 oz bottle
Essential oils of choice
I get my brown glass bottles by either reusing them from a product I have boughten or I buy them from a local eco store that sells them in all different sizes!
Essential oils can be a bit tricky to buy! My recommendation is to review the company and make sure it aligns with what you want out of the product! I know their are lots of online companies that have different reasonings for why you should buy from them, however make sure you do truly believe in what they are saying before purchasing. I have also found great quality essential oils at local stores around me. So that might be an option for you as well! Like I said just research the company beforehand!
Distilled water is such an easy purchase! I grabbed my large bottle of water from the grocery store for $2! I will say I did end up getting way more than I needed haha so just a heads up you may be making a whole lotta linen spray just to use up the water!
Tips for your DIY Linen Spray
- Use a dark coloured glass spray bottle to ensure the essential oils do not go bad quickly! The dark glass protects the oils from the light
- Keep this mixture out of reach of Children and Animals
- Spray generously on the linens. Because it does not have witch hazel in it the spray may not last as long on the linens nor will it go as far into the air. So using it as a room spray my work for a short time but it won’t last.
- If you are concerned about the oils staining your linens when you spray have the bottle a ways away from it and do a test patch to ensure. I have never had this problem before but they are oils and anything can happen!
You are probably sitting here wondering what oils should I put in the bottle to make actually make the spray smell good? Well let me know share a few ideas!
Please remember the disclaimer above. Each oil is so uniquely different. For some an oil can cause a negative reaction such as using peppermint when breastfeeding. It is know for depleting your milk supply. Please before you mix any oils research which ones are best for you and your home! Only you know what is best for you. I am not responsible for any implications that are caused by using this spray.
What I am currently using in my DIY Linen Spray
- 10 Drops of White Fir
- 12 Drops of Cinnamon
- 5 Drops of Peppermint
This mix in my personal opinion spells like Christmas! It is so lovely!
Other options for blends could be
- Orange and Lemon
- Douglas fir, Grapefruit, Frankincense
- Essential Oils
- Brown Glass Spray Bottle
- Distilled Water
1. Make sure your spray bottle is clean
2. Pour in almost the whole bottles worth of distiled water. Make sure to leave space for the essentail oils and to shake
3. Drop in essential oils of choice
4. Screw lid on tight and shake well
5. Spray all the linens in your home
Becasue water and oil do not mix you will need to make sure to shake the bottle well before each time you use the spray!
A great way to use this linen spray would be to gift it to others for Christmas! You could make large batches and give to friends, neighbours, teachers, and coaches!
I would love to hear in the comments what essential oils blend you used in your DIY linen spray!
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading! It truly means the world! I hope you have a great rest of your day!