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DIY Linen Spray

Ditch those toxic fabric softeners and dryer sheets! This DIY Linen Spray is a safe natural alternative and will leave your clothes with a wonderful natural scent. As a bonus they make a great gift for the holidays!

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The day I started using soap nuts I ditched all commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Besides the fact that most commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain toxic chemicals when you launder with soapnuts, fabric softener just isn’t needed. Your clothes dry completely static free and soft. I have come to prefer that fresh ‘non-smell’ I get when I do laundry but after posting this image on Facebook recently I realised that some folks like their fresh laundry to smell ‘sweet’ so I set off on a mission to create a natural linen spray in much the say way as I created my DIY Air Fresheners

I harnessed the power of essential oils. Essential oils have been used for centuries for a multitude of treatments. They have therapeutic properties and when used carefully can promote health and wellbeing by providing both psychological and physical benefits. Essential oils not only smell great but some of them have deodorizing properties. I have chosen tea tree and lemon essential oils for this DIY Linen Spray for just that reason. This essential oil combination smells so fresh and so clean. I’m literally in love!

DIY Linen Spray – How To

You will need :

glass jar with a tight fitting lid for combining the mixture

funnel

4 ounce Glass Spray Bottle or PET plastic spray bottle for storing (PET plastic is the only kind of plastic that is safe to use with essential oils)

Vodka or witch hazel – this helps the EOs mix into the water and acts as a preserver

Distilled water – distilled water is water that has many of its impurities removed through distillation and is thus considered purer then tap water.

Essential Oils

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously to combine.

Use the funnel to pour the ingredients from the glass jar into the spray bottle.

Store in a cool dark place.

How to use:

Shake before using.

Spray on freshly washed laundry before putting in the dryer or line drying.

Enjoy!

This DIY Linen Spray is so versatile. You can also spritz it on your sheets when making the bed. Or use in the iron instead of plain water. I think they would make a lovely gift as well!

Tea Tree & Lemon Linen Water Essential Oil Blend

You will need:

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Lavender Linen Water Essential Oil Blend

You will need:

Lavender Essential OilDIY Linen Spray - Ditch those toxic fabric softeners and dryer sheets! This DIY Linen Spray is a safe natural alternative and will leave your clothes with a wonderful natural scent. As a bonus they make a great gift for the holidays!

 

I hope you give this DIY Linen Spray a try and if you do please come back and let me know how you liked it!

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5.0 from 3 reviews
DIY Linen Spray
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Cuisine: American
 
Ditch those toxic fabric softeners and dryer sheets! This DIY Linen Spray is a safe natural alternative and will leave your clothes with a wonderful natural scent!
Ingredients
  • glass jar with a tight fitting lid for combining the mixture
  • funnel
  • 4 ounce Glass Spray Bottle or PET plastic spray bottle for storing
  • 1 ounce Vodka or witch hazel
  • 3 ounces Distilled water
  • 25 - 30 drops Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously to combine.
  2. Use the funnel to pour the ingredients from the glass jar into the spray bottle.
  3. Store in a cool dark place.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Claudia Wheeler
    March 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Krystal I’m making the lavender linen spray today. I spray our bedding nightly as when I turn it down. It makes for a welcoming bed and a wonderful nights sleep. Wishing you happiness.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      So happy to hear Claudia! Wishing you many good nights sleep:)

  • Reply
    Sylvie
    October 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

    What a wonderful idea, I’m going to make some with lavender.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Great! Hope you like it Sylvie 😀

  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    October 27, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Your washing regime is similar to mine; yet you’re opening up my eyes to something new. Thank you for this! Yes, as others have said, lovely photos!!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Megan! Glad you like it 😀

  • Reply
    Elaina Newton
    October 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Nice! The tea tree + lemon combo is really creative, especially for folks who don’t obsessively wash their sheets & bedding. LOL! Pinning this to try for later. 🙂

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      I agree Elaina! Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    October 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Your DIYs always look so pretty! Love essential oil linen sprays like this! And love your photos too!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Emily you’re too sweet! I love them as well. 😀

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    October 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds wonderful and I love the way you wrapped the bottle!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks Linda. It makes a great pressie😀

  • Reply
    Jessica
    October 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Great idea. I plan on trying one with lavender. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Jess. The lavender is just awesome!

  • Reply
    Renee Kohley
    October 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    This is really neat! So simple – I would love to try this!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Renee. Hope you like it!

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