This Simple Linen Spray Combines Freshness With Stress Relief

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We all make the effort to keep our clothes, bedding, and upholstery clean, but cleanliness isn’t just a matter of looks. I would argue that our perception of cleanliness is as much about how something smells as how it looks — especially when it comes to fabrics!

Luckily for us, this post features a simple DIY that can help us ensure the fabrics around our homes smell as clean as they look! I’ll show you how to turn a few simple, natural ingredients into a lavender-scented linen spray, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

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I recommend storing this and other essential oil DIYs in a dark-colored bottle to protect them from the degrading effects of sunlight.

How To Make A Lavender Linen Spray

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*Note: If you don’t happen to have any rubbing alcohol on hand, you could use witch hazel or unflavored vodka instead!

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  1. Pour the alcohol and lavender oil into a 16-ounce glass spray bottle.
  2. Fill the remaining space in the bottle with distilled water (about 1 1/2 cups), then replace the spray top.
  3. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients, and shake lightly before each use, as the ingredients tend to separate over time.
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How To Use Your Lavender Linen Spray

Spritz your linen spray over your bed linens, towels, curtains, throw pillows, furniture upholstery, and more! It’s an easy way to naturally freshen fabrics with a light scent that isn’t cloying or overpowering.

You can spray it over clothing before ironing to help steam out wrinkles and add a fresh scent, or use it to freshen up spare sets of bedding and towels that have been sitting in your linen closet for a while.

Finally, the scent of lavender essential oil is well known for its relaxing effect, so you could even use this spray on your bed pillows to help promote restful and regenerative sleep!

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Keep This Recipe Handy With A Set Of Spray Bottle Labels!

This Lavender Linen Spray is one of the four recipes included in my set of laundry recipe spray bottle labels, along with my Ultimate Stain Remover, Spray Starch, and Wrinkle Release Spray. These clear, self-adhesive labels are printed with white text, so they’re easy to read when applied to amber spray bottles. With these labels, you’ll never lose track of the recipes for your favorite homemade cleaners or laundry products!

A little skeptical about giving this tip a try? It might help to know that my products are backed by my 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, just contact me within 90 days to receive a full refund. So, there’s absolutely no risk in trying it out!


Have you ever used a linen spray at home?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • I made this and it left white spots all over the fabric and whatever I sprayed it on! Tried making a different solution more diluted but it happened again

    • The spray sounds so wonderful! But spraying droplets of oil on things that generally aren’t/can’t be washed may not be best. And potential for spotting, which you’ve confirmed. Thanks.

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