Homemade Linen Spray Recipe: Rose and Sandalwood Pillow & Linen Spray
While there’s a lot I like about the winter I could definitely do without shoveling the driveway and the stale smell the house gets after being closed up for so long. If you don’t have this problem, it’s hard to explain. It’s not a bad odor (like garbage) since I stick to a pretty strict cleaning schedule but more of a stagnant, un-fresh smell. In addition, with the house shut up tight as a drum, any smells (ex. from cooking) tend to linger which can be unpleasant. That’s where homemade linen spray can really come in handy.
I always make sure to have some homemade linen spray on hand during the winter months. It’s a quick and easy way to freshen up the house since you can spritz it on pretty much any soft surface including the little ones stuffed animals. If this was a store-bought product, I’d be pretty leery about spraying it on his snuggly items but since this homemade linen spray contains only natural ingredients I know it’s safe.
Bonus: This homemade linen spray is so easy to make. You can literally be spritzing your pillows in just 5 minutes. While this homemade linen spray recipe is for a rose and sandalwood scent, since the recipe is so simple, you can easily experiment with other scents.
I chose this rose and sandalwood essential oil scent for my homemade linen spray in honor of Valentine’s Day. The hubby and I typically stay home on V Day since getting a babysitter takes a minor miracle and the crowds are anything but romantic so I thought this homemade linen spray would be a great way to create a more intimate environment.
The sandalwood essential oil in this homemade linen spray provides mental clarity. In fact, a 2006 study that evaluated the effect of sandalwood oil on attention and arousal levels found that those who received it “felt more mentally aware and demonstrated behaviors linked to increased attention and cognitive clarity.”
The rose essential oil in this homemade linen spray is a double threat. It is an aphrodisiac and an antidepressant.
Since this homemade linen spray provides mental clarity and can boost your mood you have to admit it’s pretty great year round.
In addition to spritzing the house with this homemade linen spray, I’ll be trying out some other stay-at-home Valentine’s Day recipes. My menu isn’t final yet but I’m considering these:
While you can use this homemade linen spray on pretty much any soft surface including pillows, blankets, furniture (ex. couch cushions), curtains, shower curtains, towels, pet beds, and stuffed animals, if you’re looking for something to freshen the air in your home try this DIY scented room spray.
15 drops sandalwood essential oil
15 drops rose essential oil
Metal spray bottle
Funnel or measuring cup with pour spout
1. Pour distilled water into a large spray bottle with a fine mister.
Note: Avoid messes by using a funnel or a measuring cup with a pour spot.
2. Add witch hazel and essential oils.
3. Shake homemade linen spray to combine ingredients.
Tip: Label your bottle so you know what scent you have on hand.
1. Shake homemade linen spray bottle.
2. Mist linens lightly before ironing, on your pillows after making the bed, across curtains, or on a shower curtain to freshen up the bathroom.
Looking for a homemade linen spray that promotes relaxation? This lavender linen spray is perfect for bedtime.
Tip: Use this monster spray variation on the lavender linen spray to help the little one who is afraid of what’s lurking under the bed get a good night’s sleep.
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Rose and Sandalwood Pillow & Linen Spray
Want to quickly and easily freshen up your bedroom? In about five minutes you can whip up this homemade linen spray recipe that can instantly change the mood of a room. This Rose and Sandalwood Pillow & Linen Spray is inspired by Valentine’s Day, but it is great for year-round as well. Simply combine distilled water, witch hazel and these two essential oils and you’ve got an inexpensive way to naturally deodorize and effectively neutralize even the toughest odors in your home.
- Distilled water
- Witch hazel
- 15 drops sandalwood essential oil
- 15 drops rose essential oil
- Metal spray bottle
- Funnel or measuring cup with pour spout
- Pour distilled water into a large spray bottle with a fine mister.Note: Avoid messes by using a funnel or a measuring cup with a pour spot.
- Add witch hazel and essential oils.
- Shake homemade linen spray to combine ingredients.Tip: Label your bottle so you know what scent you have on hand.
- Shake homemade linen spray bottle.
- Mist linens lightly before ironing, on your pillows after making the bed, across curtains, or on a shower curtain to freshen up the bathroom.
Kathy Davis says
I sure appreciate that you are sharing all this great stuff on your blog!!! I would like to know though, how much of the distilled water and witch hazel we need with the oils please. I would assume that with 15 drops of each oil that it must be at least a 16 oz of combined clear liquids but I’d really like to be sure.
Thank you SO much!!!