I enjoy the smell of freshly cleaned sheets, pillows, blankets, and fabric-covered furniture. One way to eliminate odors between washes is by utilizing a linen spray. They provide a quick and pleasant aroma to any space!
I used to spray Febreze all over my home, but the long lists of harsh chemicals weighed on my mind. I decided to replace those products with a clean, safe, and natural option that I could make myself.
This is what I’ve been using ever since. It freshens fabric surfaces and eliminates odors just as well as Febreze, but in a healthier way!
The ingredients in this Linen Spray are natural and safe for every member of the household to breathe in.
Why I Use Natural Fresheners in My Home
- Peace of mind. I want to know exactly what the ingredients are that I use in my home. This product consists of basic items that are safe for every member of the family. Say good-bye to those long lists of ingredients that no one knows how to pronounce (much less know what they are).
- It is not toxic. Conventional fresheners contain some extremely harsh chemicals. The kinds that you don’t want your children messing with. If our children shouldn’t touch them…why is it “OK” to spray them all over the surfaces of the home?
- Cost. This linen spray costs so much less to make than purchasing a can of Febreze from the grocery store.
How to Make All Natural Linen Spray
What You Need
- A 16 ounce glass spray bottle
- A funnel
- 8 ounces of witch hazel
- 20-25 drops of essential oils (I like the combination of lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree)
- Pour the witch hazel and essential oils into the bottle. Use the funnel to avoid spills!
- Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
- Put the lid on the bottle and shake to mix everything together.
- Spray your sheets, pillows, couches, towels, and any other linens for a relaxing and refreshing scent.
How to Use This Linen Spray
Linen sprays are designed to freshen and eliminate odors on fabric surfaces in-between washes. They do not replace thorough washes, but simply aid in keeping them smelling clean in the meantime.
Mist the surface of your linens with a few sprits of this product. Use on pillows, sheets, towels, couches, cushioned chairs, rugs, towels, or even in your car!
I use mine daily to freshen our couches, car interior, and bedsheets.
The Function of Each Ingredient
Glass Spray Bottle
Essential oils are strong enough to eat away at plastic, so a glass bottle is a better option for storing.
Water acts as a diluent in natural cleaners.
There are a few functions of essential oils: fragrance, antibacterial, and cleansing properties.
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer to use tea tree, lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus essential oils for my all purpose cleaner, but you are not limited to these!
Just add 20-25 total drops of essential oils to your cleaner.
Other Essential Oil Combinations
- Orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Citrus scents are very uplifting and energizing! I like to use this combination when I need a boost of motivation during the day.
- Eucalyptus, cedarwood, and lemon. These scents are great for deodorizing!
- Tea tree, lemon, and lime. Such a fresh smelling combo!
- Lavender and orange. I know these two sound like opposites, but they work together to create a calming smell.
- Peppermint, orange, and lemon. Another energizing combination.
If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!