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There is just something about freshly laundered sheets that is incredibly soothing, relaxing, and luxurious.

I used to buy the dyed & fragranced laundry detergent that made my sheets smell good, but now I know better. The dyes and fragrances are toxic and irritating to the skin, which is not something I my family exposed to.

Now, we use unscented and un-dyed detergent, which does great at laundering and cleaning our clothes, but I find myself missing the relaxing aroma on my sheets. To get the pleasant scent without the toxic ingredients, I decided to try some linen spray!

There are a few different ways to make this, but here is a nice, simple recipe.

All Natural Linen Spray

Natural Linen Spray

What you need:

  • 6 oz spray bottle
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 5 oz distilled water
  • 15-20 drops essential oil

What to do:

Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake until incorporated.

(I told you it was easy!)

The vodka acts as an emulsifier for the water and oil. You can choose to leave it out, if you wish, but you’ll need to shake the bottle rigorously before each use. You could also use rubbing alcohol instead of vodka, but I don’t recommend it. It’s going to add an undesirable aroma of alcohol.

Using distilled water in place of tap water will keep your mix from becoming murky over time.

You can customize this recipe to whatever bottle you’re using. Just keep in mind a 1:5 ratio of vodka to water, then add 2-3 drops of essential oil for every ounce of liquid.

Essential oils I recommend:

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is probably the most notorious of essential oils for relaxation, and for good reason. It’s aroma induces calm, reduces stress and anxiety, and helps with insomnia and restlessness.

Serenity Essential Oil Blend

This blend is made with lavender, roman chamomile, sandalwood, sweet marjoram, vanilla and ylang ylang. It is sweeter than lavender, and leaves you feeling soothed and calm.

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Used frequently in combination with lavender, Roman Chamomile is well know for its calming and relaxing properties. It helps with depression and insomnia, making it a great oil to add for a sheet spritz.

Breathe Essential Oil Blend

This blend is made with eucalyptus radiata, laurel leaf, lemon, melaleuca, alternfolia, peppermint and ravensara and can be tremendously helpful if you’re filling sick or congested.

Wild Orange

This is more energizing and bright than the other oils above. The uplifting citrus scent will induce a warm and happy mood.

If you want your bottle to look “professional”, here is a free printable label that you can adhere to your bottle 🙂


What essential oil will you use in your natural linen spray?

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This post is written by Andrea from Homemade for Elle.

I live in New Mexico with my husband and my two-year-old daughter. After my daughter was born, I jumped on the “green and crunchy” bandwagon, and have been striving to eliminate toxic products from our lives. I make my own household cleaners and beauty products. I create wholesome, delicious meals from real food ingredients, and keep processed junk out of my home.

I have a background in finance, and strive to live a debt free life (although I have a ways to go). I enjoy reading, writing and living in ways that are environmentally friendly and frugal. I love taking pictures of nature, food and my daughter. I garden, read labels, and play the piano.

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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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16 Responses to All Natural Linen Spray

  1. Amber says:

    I thought this was going to be review on a product, ha ha! Your bottle looks so professional! Love this idea and the label! Pinning Now!

  2. Sarah says:

    I used EO’s for cleaning products but never thought of a linen spray. A lavender linen spray sounds like it would be very relaxing!

  3. Nichole says:

    Can you use bottled water instead of distilled & get the same results? We always have that on hand.

  4. Shauna says:

    Can u use this as an airfreshner?

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  7. Bess says:

    I love how simple ths is! Thanks so much! I was wondering…. Where did you buy the spray bottle? Thanks!

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  10. Shannon says:

    Can I use tequila blanco instead of vodka? We aren’t drinkers in this house but had some of this leftover from a party. Don’t want to go buy vodka but also don’t want to use the tequila if it won’t emulsify it.

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