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.
Ingredients:1 tsp. lavender essential oil1/4 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)