Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

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Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

Linen spray is perfect for adding a scent boost to your bed sheets or even freshening up your linen closet. You can use your favorite essential oil combinations or go with a classic like lavender.

Lavender is known to help with nervousness, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. This makes lavender linen spray perfect for spritzing on your pillows right before bed. If you have a cranky toddler or know someone who has trouble sleeping, this spray can help, along with a relaxing bedtime routine.

Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors


Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

I prefer to start off with distilled or filtered water. This is solely because I want to make sure that water will not leave behind any residue after it evaporates. Also, by using distilled water, your mixture will last longer (less likely to grow fungus). Add the witch hazel to the distilled water. The witch hazel (or vodka) will help the mixture evaporate faster and also help preserve it.

Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

Add about 10 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture. Carefully funnel/pour it into a glass spray bottle.

How to Use Linen Spray

Spritz your linens before bedtime, or spritz your linen closest periodically to help keep linens smelling fresh. The best thing about linen sprays is that they are great for large items that can not be run through the washer like sofas, rugs and stuffed animals. And, due to many of the antibacterial/antimicrobial qualities of some essential oils, they actually work against the bacteria that causes unpleasant odors, not just mask them.

Some other combinations of essential oils to try for linen spray are:

  • Energizing: rosemary, peppermint, lemon, orange, grapefruit and tea tree.
  • Uplifting: bergamot, orange, grapefruit and ylang ylang.
  • Calming & Anxiety: lavender, chamomile, marjoram, geranium and frankincense.

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About the Author

Debbie Wolfe is a mom of two rambunctious boys, wife, and work-at-home mom from Georgia. When not writing or crafting, she is in the garden or hidden away reading.

Debbie is an obsessive crafter, home chef, and gardener and co-author and photographer behind the garden blog, The Prudent Garden. She is also a regular contributor to garden and crafting content for HGTV, DIYNetwork, and Great American Country. Her first title, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts from Skyhorse Publishing will be available February 2019.