Linen sprays are a great way to introduce aromatherapy into a room without needing a diffuser. Aromatherapy can help promote feelings of positivity, cheerfulness, restfulness, or relaxation. You can use linen sprays on bedsheets, towels, or even couches and pillows. It’s an easy replacement for expensive candles.
How to make a DIY linen spray
To make a DIY linen spray, combine these ingredients in the following order into a glass spray bottle. The witch hazel helps the essential oil and water to combine.
2 ounces of witch hazel
35 drops of essential oil
4 ounces of water
Make sure you shake your linen spray before you spray it to maximize the scent.
Do essential oils stain?
Some oils have a naturally vibrant color, including jasmine, German chamomile, patchouli, vetiver, myrrh, and tangerine, that can stain white or light fabrics. If you’re nervous about a spray staining a light-colored fabric, you can test it on a clean tissue.
Linen sprays to energize
Linen sprays can help to energize and wake up in the morning. Using brighter, more revitalizing essential oils will get you up and feeling ready to go. These essential oils can include lemon, orange, grapefruit, peppermint, and even tea tree.
Bright Note Linen Spray Recipe
10 drops grapefruit
20 drops orange
5 drops frankincense (to ground the blend)
Linen sprays to rest and relax
Using a linen spray in the evening can promote relaxation and a restful night’s sleep. Applying this spray before bed or on clean sheets soothes the mind and body. Essential oils that help to calm include lavender, geranium, and frankincense.
Sleep Tight Linen Spray Recipe
10 drops geranium
20 drops lavender
5 drops cedarwood (to ground the blend)
Linen sprays that are warm and cozy
Essential oils are often categorized into “fresh and bright” or “floral and relaxing,” but there this a third category of oils that are warm, woody, and spicy. These essential oils include cinnamon, clove, cedarwood, and frankincense.
Snug as a Bug Linen Spray Recipe
10 drops cinnamon
10 drops clove
15 drops cedarwood
Keep your linen spray in a glass or metal spray bottle in a cool, dark space. Plastic spray bottles should be avoided as essential oils can break down plastic and release toxins into the liquid.