How to Make Lavender Linen Water

In this post: How to Make Lavender Linen Water with easy, step-by-step directions. Refresh bed sheets and stored linens with this all natural DIY spray.

It’s no secret that I love lavender. In fact, I am hoping this gardening season will bring my first opportunity to actually harvest and dry some blooms from my own garden. Lavender has so many good qualities, but for me, the best thing about lavender is the scent. I’m going to show you how to make lavender linen water to spray on your pillow at bedtime. The light scent is so fresh and honestly provides a sense of well-being. When I smell lavender, I smile. That has to be a good thing.

How to Make Lavender Linen Water | Easy, step-by-step directions to make your own all-natural lavender linen spray. Refreshes bedsheets and stored linens.

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There is nothing more soothing than the clean scent of fresh lavender. This old fashioned perennial garden favorite is used for countless things.

  • Lavender stems can be dried and used in flower arrangements.
  • Since lavender is edible, the buds can be used in baking or to make simple syrup.
  • It can be used to make cleansing, infused water.
  • It’s also used to make pure lavender essential oil.

I use lavender essential oil on a daily basis. Mostly as a sleep aid but I also use it to make DIY all natural lavender linen spray. Manufactured linen sprays can be very pricey and sometimes include chemicals. By making your own, not only can you save money, but you will be using an all-natural, chemical-free product that’s safe for all ages. Linen spray can be used to freshen towels or sheets that have been stored in a linen closet.

Use it on rugs or carpets that have a musty smell. At bedtime, spray your pillow with lavender linen spray. Breathe in the gentle scent and become immediately relaxed. Keep a small bottle in your car. Spray cloth seats or carpet to eliminate odor. Lavender linen spray is also perfect for gift giving. At the end of this article, I’ve included a free page of printable tags. Give your handmade gift a personal touch by tying on a custom tag.

How to Make Lavender Linen Water


Place the distilled water in a vessel that pours easily. A small pitcher or measuring cup that pours will work great.
Add the alcohol and essential oil. Stir well.
Using a small funnel, pour the mixture into two 8 oz. glass spray bottles. Cap tightly and shake well.

How to Make Lavender Linen Water | Easy, step-by-step directions to make your own all-natural lavender linen spray. Refreshes bedsheets and stored linens.


  • Witch hazel or vodka can be substituted for the alcohol. Just use whatever you have on hand. The alcohol is added to help keep the essential oil dissolved, but I still shake the bottle before spraying.
  • Distilled water is recommended because it is chemical free. Bottled water or even tap water can also be used.
  • It’s important to use glass spray bottles. Plastic bottles won’t preserve the essential oil as well.
  • Feel free to make a double batch because this spray stays potent indefinitely.

How to Make Lavender Linen Water | Easy, step-by-step directions to make your own all-natural lavender linen spray. Refreshes bed sheets and stored linens. Includes a free printable tag for gift giving.

This linen water would make a lovely gift for someone else or for yourself. (Think Valentine’s Day!) It’s easy and the recipe can be doubled if needed. I use it on my pillow at night, but I also use it to freshen towels that have been stored in the linen closet for a while. Another use is to spritz it on musty rugs or carpet to freshen them and get rid of the damp odor. I also spray it on Kelly’s dog bed. It smells wonderful and I like to think it helps her relax. I’m not sure if it does, but that’s what I tell myself!

To get printable directions and the tags pictured in the post just fill out the form below! *Current OSP subscribers should go ahead and fill out the form and I’ll send the printables right away. My email company makes sure that you don’t get duplicate subscriptions.

Now that you know how to make lavender linen water, here are some other lavender projects that might interest you. My personal favorite is the Lavender Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

How to Make Lavender Linen Water | Easy, step-by-step directions to make your own all-natural lavender linen spray. Refreshes bed sheets and stored linens. Includes a free printable tag for gift giving and more lavender projects.

Lavender Lemon Bread
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Burlap Lavender Sachets

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  1. Sheila Gordon says:

    Please send me labels and tags! Thank you

  2. Gwendoline Steele says:

    Thank you for the info I have lots of lavenda in my garden but didn’t know about the “spray” can’t wait to harvest it now.

  3. Where do you get your sprayers? I looked on Amazon and couldn’t find that particular sprayer (which I think is the best there is).

  4. gayle wheeler says:

    Where is the link for the tag for the lavender linen spray?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thanks for asking! There’s was a signup form at the end of the post that disappeared, but I added it back in. Thank you!

  5. Cindy Margosian says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this! I LOVE lavender, am going to a lavender farm today so this post is super timely!

  6. I love lavender also, Ann. My husband and I were just a few weeks late last year to see the lavender fields in Provence before harvest. I have always had lavender wherever I’ve lived but haven’t made the spray. Thank you for offering the instructions. I enjoy your emails and look forward to your recipes and printables. You are a bright spot in my inbox. I hope you get to hug your dad soon. Sending blessings your way.

  7. Christine says:

    Thank you Ann, Lavender is my favorite also, i have seen fields of it, amazing! I always try to have at least one plant of it in my garden every year and love drying it also.

  8. I am unable to locate the labels for the Lavender Linen Spray.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I sent you an email Jodi!

  9. Sue Stanley says:

    Years ago I had a book that had different recipes using essential oils. One was lavender and lemon oil in the bath water and the other was to make a body spritzer using vodka and lavender oil and was kept in the fridge so on hot summer days you could cool down and smell good! After reading your post I have been searching for the book but have stashed it away somewhere that I can’t find. I will keep looking however. This brings back the memories of those days.

    Love your blog!

    1. 4 stars
      RE: Body Spritzer. I know it’s been a while for this post, but did you ever find your book with the recipe for the Lavender and Lemon Body Spritzer as mentioned?

      1. Eldon Stanley says:

        My wife Sue Stanley passed away on December 1st of last year. I miss her dearly and wanted you to know that she loved your blogs and things that you passed on. Unfortunately I don’t have the same interests and hobbies that Sue did and will miss her excitement when she discovered something new or a new idea. Praise the Lord that she is no longer suffering anymore and because of our faith she is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks for putting a smile on her face the last few years.
        Eldon Stanley

  10. thank you for this. i can hardly wait to make this! i just wanted to add a little caveat to your statement about using lavender in recipes. you should only use culinary lavender…not the lavender that mostly everyone plants in their garden. it is way too strong and won’t give you the delicious flavor that culinary lavender will. i was taught this by lavender growers in our area. you should be able to find culinary lavender at your nursery or try to find it online. monrovia has all kinds of plants, although i am not sure about the culinary lavender. they will ship your plants to your nursery.

  11. Janit Calvo says:

    Awesome, Ann! We’re going to love our linens after doing this!

  12. Patricia Lawlor says:

    I have been trying to find out for a while now how to make Lavender Linen water. Thank you so very much. I made it right away and I also use it on my pillow slips when I iron them (yes I iron They just smell so yummy when I get into bed.


  13. Thanks Ann! Can’t wait to get the tutorial, I’ve been wanting some lavender linen spray for a long time, I have a container of dried lavender from last summer’s crop. I’m clicking over to ebay. Thanks again!

  14. Lauren Drake says:

    Thank you Ann for another lovely post. I love lavender and looking forward to trying all of your projects. Your instructions are always clear and concise and the photographs inspiring. I enjoy your blog and look forward to visiting with you in 2017. Happy New Year!

  15. You just gave me the biggest surge of pure joy this year.
    Natural, medicinal, and appeals to all of my senses.
    Thank you so very much ! Happy New Year.

  16. Pamela Groppe says:

    I love lavender, this reminds to get out my lavender seeds to get started, they like a bit of cold before they want to sprout.

  17. Thanks so much for the instructions on making the burlap sachets. They are SO cute and appear easy to make for me since I don’t sew!

  18. Mila Bassett says:

    I’d like to make this soon, I love lavender and usually keep some lavender scented bubble bath or bath salt on hand.

    What is your favorite brand of lavender essential oil, Ann? The ebay link shows a couple of different kinds. Thank you for sharing this! I pinned for safe keeping

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Mila! It’s so good to hear from you…my favorite brand of essential oil is Rocky Mountain Oils. I started out using Young Living and they are amazing. They are pricey though and the shipping takes several days. Rocky Mountain is reasonably priced and since it’s available on Amazon Prime, I can get it in 2 days. I have found all the Rocky Mountain Oils I’ve used to be of the highest quality. I have not used doTerra, but I have heard good things about those oils too. I hope this helps and Happy New Year!
      Here is my affiliate link for RMO Lavender:

  19. Nana Diana says:

    I can’t tell if my comment went through. I hope it did- Love the post, Ann! xo Diana

  20. Nana Diana says:

    Oh- what a wonderful post! I have lavender scented water I use to spray my pillow cases when I iron them. It always makes me smile and feel good when I see them all stacked in a pile smelling of lavender. Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

  21. To smell lovely lavender on my pillow would be so wonderful. To spritz on the couch the dog thinks is there just for her sounds great. My sister has new puppy and I will be gifting her some .
    I love the Holidays but so ready to get us and the house back in the fore front.

  22. Very nice post Ann, I will be sure to make some lavender spray!

  23. Jeannette DiNardo says:


  24. Beautiful…like everything on your blog! I’m going to make it and share with my daughter.

  25. You are so gracious to share this with us….can’t wait to try it out!

  26. I’m definitely planting lavendar this year!!! Thanks for the tute & recipes!