I’m a self-proclaimed semi-crunchy person. I don’t let myself get stressed out about my entire life being non-toxic, but when I know better I try to do better. I like my house to smell fresh but I do NOT like artificial fragrances. When I snuggle up in my bed I do not want hormone disrupting chemicals covering me just because I want my bed to smell good. And let’s be real – most of those scents don’t smell that great anyway. Some of you might even be allergic or get headaches when you’re around them!
So, for Christmas this past year I whipped up a few natural linen sprays as gifts using a few easy-to-find ingredients. I kept one for myself and I’ve already used half the bottle (January isn’t even over yet). It will last you much longer if you don’t use it like a crazy person, but I spray it on pretty much anything fabric – draperies, slipcovers, bedding, headboards, and towels. Spray it on your blankets, shoes, gym bags, whatever.
If you are wanting to dip your toe into natural products for your home, this is a GREAT place to start! I like my bed to feel luxurious, and spraying my sheets each day with a yummy spray makes me feel ~*~fancy~*~. You can use whatever oils you want to make your own unique linen spray!
So here’s the breakdown:
Mix the following together, then shake before using each time. This recipe is designed to fill an 8 oz bottle:
*DISCLAIMER: I used that much of the lavender oil, but check to make sure your oil isn’t more or less potent!
That’s all there is to it! I made a bunch as gifts, but you could keep the bottles for yourself and make different scents. That would be *quite* fancy indeed.
I tied these little black tags that come with twine from Amazon around the neck of each bottle and wrote with a gold sharpie. It looks so sharp as a gift! Plus they are easier to change than a sticker if you refilled with a different oil.
Post a picture on your Instagram and tag me (@brianajstrickland) in it if you make some! I want to see what oils you guys use 🙂