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!
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
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.
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.
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:
Lavender Linen Water Essential Oil Blend
You will need:
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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- glass jar with a tight fitting lid for combining the mixture
- 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
- 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.