Store bought linen sprays can be costly. In addition to that, you usually do not know what the sprays contain. Much of the time there are synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals, which certainly do not help me feel soothed or relaxed.
Making your own linen spray helps to save money, control the amount of fragrance that you like, and gives you piece of mind knowing exactly what is included. When selecting your ingredients use distilled water or water that has been boiled and cooled before using. I use witch hazel, which allows the oil to better combine with the water, but know that you can replace this with vodka (I would use organic) if you have it on hand instead. Most importantly, be sure to use an essential oil that is high quality. Some oils are not pure and can contain synthetic ingredients. This not only opens the possibility of adding toxic substances to your mixture, but it also lacks the antimicrobial properties that a pure oil offers. Because of their therapeutic grade oils and conscious environmental practices, Young Living is the brand I always use and trust.
Lavender Linen Spray
- 1 cup distilled water
- 2 t. witch hazel
- 15 drops of high quality lavender essential oil such as Young Living
Place all ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake, spray, enjoy!