How To: Make Your Own Linen Spray

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Linen spray is a bit of an indulgence, but we love it. We especially like lavender scented sprays for sheets and laundry, so we tried our hand at making some ourselves.


  • 1 tsp. lavender essential oil

  • 1/4 cup unflavored vodka

  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water
  • More tips below the jump..

    Use an empty spray bottle or rinse out an old bottle with hot water. In a small bowl, mix lavender oil and vodka together. The alcohol works as an emulsifier, allowing the oil and water to mix evenly. Pour the lavender-vodka mix into the spray bottle, add the 3 1/2 cups filtered water, and shake. Make sure to shake well before each use.

    More Tips:

  • For an alcohol-free mixture omit the vodka, but make sure to shake rigorously before spraying, since the oil and water will separate.

  • Put a few drops of lavender into ironing water to make clothes smell great.

  • For more recipes using essential oils, check out aromaweb.
  • Images: Spray Bottle from the Container Store, Sheets from Anthropologie.

    (Re-Edited from 2007-7-5 - CB)