Lovely Linen Spray - Everyday Essentials

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Lovely Linen Spray

By: Christina Smith, Certified Aromatherapist

Lovely White Linen Spray

Creating a linen spray is very simple and fun. Linen sprays can be used to relax in the evening if applied to the bed linens or to refresh your living room by spray on the curtains or even just misting the air. You can customize scents to your specific needs or create a special blend for gifts. Here are the basics and a few “recipes” to get you started! As an added bonus, we’ve included a PDF for some printable labels at the bottom!

What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
  1. First, add your vodka to your spray bottle.
  2. Next, add your essential oils. Since we are spritzing linen’s we don’t need to be overly concerned about dilution rates here. However, a rule of thumb is about 20 drops per ounce of spray you are making. So in a 4-ounce bottle, a size I generally use, you’ll want a total of 80 drops.
  3. Then, allow your oils to meld with the vodka for about an hour (at least). You can let it sit longer.
  4. Shake well and spray down your bed, sofa or curtains to create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere!

Here are a few “drop recipes” to get you started: listed for 1 ounce (or 30 mL), multiply up as needed for your container. So if you have a 4-ounce container, multiply each number by 4 to get the correct ratio.

  1. For peaceful rest combine 7 drops Mandarin, 10 drops Lavender and  3 drops Cedarwood Himalayan
  2. To create a romantic mood combine 10 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Sandalwood and 3 drops Ylang Ylang Complete
  3. An uplifting blend of 12 drops Orange Sweet, 4 drops Ylang Ylang Complete and 2 drops Lime.
  4. For an easy DIY, add 20 drops/ounce of Relax

59 thoughts on “Lovely Linen Spray”

  1. May I know if I can use sugarcane alcohol instead of vodka as a preservative and would you have an idea for the shelf life?

    1. The recipe suggestions in this post shouldn’t have any oils that would stain fabrics. But you can test it out on an old pillowcase or towel beforehand to check for any staining.

    1. Hi Haydee, the alcohol evaporates quite quickly, so inhaling alcohol shouldn’t be an issue. But we also understand that it will be a personal choice on whether it’s appropriate for your family.

  2. Thank you for the recipe! I always use vodka for making the spray. The essential oils come out smelling fresh and the vodka rounds it. I avoid using alcohol because to my nose, the smell of alcohol lingers even after it evaporates.

    1. Don’t worry, that’s not a silly question! The alcohol evaporates quite quickly so you don’t have to worry about a lingering alcohol smell.

    2. I was wondering the same, I will go try this as I am changing sheets and want to spray mattress and pillows.

    1. I have been looking for a recipe to use as spray on our sofa to remove odor. I am worried that the blend might stain or discolor the sofa fabric?

  3. I tried this recipe idea with some moonshine we had… but that’s literally all I smell… did I do something wrong? Or is there a way to fix it?

    1. You may want to reach out to our aromatherapists one-on-one at [email protected] to discuss this situation. We can’t really offer any explanation regarding how moonshine would affect the aroma of the blend.

  4. I made this spray using Sweet Dreams for my daughters’ bed linens and they really love crawling into a wonderful smelling bed! And Momma enjoys the sleep they’re getting…

    1. You could, but you want to be careful. Some people can react very badly to essential oils due to allergies, asthma, sensitivities, medical contraindications, and more.

  5. I’d like to try this linen spray with Sweet Dreams kidsafe synergy… but as I’m looking at it, it contains blue tansy and is indeed BLUE. Will this stain?! I’m very nervous about it now.

    1. Jennifer, for homemade products, it shouldn’t not be just any vodka or isopropyl alcohol, which both do not have the high alcohol content needed. It would have to be a very high proof grain alcohol, at least 190 proof…thanks!

    1. You can use alcohol free witch hazel but it will impact the shelf life. If you plan to do this I would suggest making smaller batches, that you will go through quickly, and storing in the fridge. I hope this helps!

    1. Yes you can! It’s a good inexpensive alternative. Be sure to check spray on a inconspicuous area, but it should be fine.

    1. Hi Pamela! If you are using vodka it will last for several months. We do, however, recommend storing it in the refrigerator if possible.

  6. I love the Peaceful Rest spray! However, I am not a fan of ylang ylang. Are their EOs that could be substituted in the romantic mood and uplifting blends? Thank you.

  7. From personal experience, I find that you don’t have to use that many drops in a spray. I personally use 30-40 drops in 4 oz of room or linen spray. I’d try it first with a lower amount, then increase it as needed to suit your needs. No need to use nearly 5 ml of EO if you’re happy with less!

    1. I feel the same way. I see so many aromatherpist believe since it is a linen spray it doesn’t matter how much. I still believe it is still s safety matter if you use to much.

      1. Gabriela, our recipes are based on approximately 2% dilutions, but of course, you can always start with a less amount that makes you more comfortable and adjust if needed 🙂

    1. Hi! Thanks for asking, the alcohol (vodka) or in the witch hazel helps the oils emulsify or combine with the liquid. You’ll still need to shake it before each use.

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