I love it when my sheets come out of the closet smelling all nice and fresh. Unfortunately, this just washed scent doesn’t always last, and that’s why I like to use a linen spray to freshen things up.
So what does a linen spray do exactly? It is a way to make any type of linen or fabric smell like fresh or smell like what it says on the bottle. You can buy them at the supermarket (e.g. Febreze) or at home shops (Zara Home), but these sprays do not come cheap and don’t always offer a lot of choice of scents. Alternatively, you can also make your own, at a fraction of the cost and pick any scent you like.
There are a lot of ways to use linen sprays, and refreshing linen is just one of them. Spray can be used to perfume your home or the sofa, refresh clothes that have been in the wardrobe for a long time or freshen up a blanket that’s been stored all summer and needs to come out for winter. I love to spray on both my sheets and pillow in summer so it helps keeps mosquitos away too.
Making your own linen spray is ridiculously easy and quick:
I based mine on the ‘recipe’ of Back to Her Roots, as it’s made for small amounts and I wanted to try out 2 mixes.
What you need for the base:
- 2 tablespoons vodka
- Water to fill up the bottle
- Small funnel
- Spray bottle – I used 30 ml ones
- 10 drops of Essential oils of your liking
Poor the vodka in the spray bottle and add the water. Please leave some space for your essential oils so the bottle doesn’t run over when you add the spray cap. Add the drops of oils to the mix, put on the cap and shake well. Et Voila! Linen spray ready for use!
Why add vodka you ask? The vodka will act as a preservative so you don’t lose the smell of the essential oils too quickly. It will also help blend the oils with the water in the bottle when you shake, as these naturally do not really blend. The cheap stuff works as well as the more known brands, so I’d rather keep the more expensive stuff for a cocktail 🙂 If you prefer not to use vodka, and if you can find pure witch hazel, you can use this instead. After mixing, I could still smell vodka, so I added a couple of extra drops of essential oil more to hide the smell
I purposely didn’t specify any oils in the ingredient list, as I wanted to try out 2 mixes, for which i divided the drops equally between the 2 essential oils;
- Mint & Lime
- Lime & Grapefruit
Other mixes I’d like to try out would be Lemon & Basil (love it) or Eucalyptus & Rosemary, Lemon & Lime & Sweet Orange.
If you prefer one scent only, use the full 10 drops of e.g. Lavender or Bergamot instead.
What combination do you think I should make next? Hear you soon!