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.
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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
2 cups distilled water
4 Tablespoons Isopropyl Alcohol
40 drops lavender essential oil
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.
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.
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!
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!
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