Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Essential Oil Linen Spray
Room deodorizer commercials are funny. But those man-made chemicals don’t hold a candle to real, natural freshness (that is actually good for you too).
This natural linen spray recipe uses essential oils to leave fabrics smelling clean and fresh, without any harmful artificial fragrances.
This spray is nice to have around not only for laundry but for bigger fabric items that can’t be run through the washing machine: carpets, bedding, sofas, pillows … even a child’s favorite life-size teddy bear.
As a bonus, these essential oils don’t just mask the scent but thanks to their natural antimicrobial properties, actually work against the bacteria that causes unpleasant odors.
A few key players in this linen spray are:
Lavender – A gentle microbial essential oil that is disinfecting and cleansing, while calming and uplifting the mind.Citrus oil (lemon) – Similar in its actions to lavender oil but more invigorating and uplifting as it cleanses surfaces.White fir – Calming and grounding, in addition to its antimicrobial properties Cypress – A woodsy smelling oil that’s known for its ability to help ground the emotions.
All together these essential oils combine to create an uplifting, calming, and refreshing linen spray with notes of woodsy, citrus, and floral scents.
24 drops lavender essential oil
36 drops lemon essential oil
30 drops fir essential oil
30 drops cypress essential oil
1 TBSP vodka (yes, rubbing alcohol will work too)
Filtered or distilled water
16 ounce spray bottle, preferably amber glass like emp Essential's Amber Glass Set available soon on Amazon.
Linen Spray Directions
Combine the vodka and essential oils in the spray bottle, and give it a good swirl to combine. Let sit for 15 minutes for scents to combine. Shake again.
Add water until almost full, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top.
Cap the bottle and shake again to combine.
Shake the bottle well before each use, and liberally spray on fabrics as desired.
This spray is safe for most fabric types, but a small area can be patch tested if there are any concerns.The linen spray can be used on bedding, clothing, fabric-covered furniture, etc., for a fresh scent.
With the alcohol, this spray will last for months without the need for refrigeration.