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Ditch the Febreeze: Simple DIY Linen Spray with Essential Oils

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Have you ever used a commercial linen spray to make your sheets and towels smell nice? If so, you may have been exposed to some pretty nasty chemicals. Many commercial linen sprays contain toxic ingredients like phthalates and artificial fragrances that can be harmful to your health.

But there’s no need to worry ! You can easily make your own DIY linen spray with essential oils that will leave your sheets smelling heavenly without any of the toxicity.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own!

Why You Should Make Your Own DIY Linen Spray With Essential Oils

Making your own linen spray with essential oils is a great way to add natural fragrance and keep all your linens fresh.

The benefits of making your own linen spray with essential oils are:

  • Essential oils are naturally antibacterial
  • Uplift your mood
  • Elevate energy
  • Provide numerous health benefits to the body
  • Can save you money in the long run

You have the power to create your own product so you know exactly what’s in it! No more ingredients you can’t pronounce. No more ingredients that are linked to harmful health effects. You will be creating an all natural cleaning product healthy for you and your family!

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Benefits of Essential Oils

Linen sprays made with essential oils are a great alternative to these conventional products. Essential oils are naturally antimicrobial and can help to freshen and protect your linen, while killing any lingering bacteria and germs. They also offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits that can improve your mood, focus and energy levels.

What Essential Oils Make Clean Linen Smell Good?

There are many different essential oils that can be used in linen spray. Some of the best options include lavender, lemon, eucalyptus and tea tree. You can also experiment with other oils to find a scent that you love. Just be sure to avoid using any oils if they cause irritation to your skin

Here are my personal favorites to use!

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Tea Tree

Tea tree essential oil is a powerful tool for purifying not only the air, but also freshening up linens! It is a natural antiseptic and antimicrobial compound that helps to eliminate bacteria, mold, viruses, and other airborne contaminants. When used in a linen spray, tea tree oil can help to keep your sheets and towels smelling fresh and clean. In addition, its antiseptic properties can help not only eliminate, but also prevent the growth of mold and mildew on damp towels you may put in the laundry.

Thyme

Thyme essential oil is a highly beneficial, natural linen spray that can be used for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. When used in a linen spray, thyme oil can help to freshen fabrics and remove any unwanted odors instead of just masking them. Thyme oil is also known for its ability to boost the immune system, making it an ideal linen spray to use during cold and flu season.

Thyme also has one of the most pleasant aromas out there!

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil that has a refreshing, minty aroma. It is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. Peppermint oil has a number of benefits that make it essential in a DIY linen spray. It is known to have antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint oil can also help to relieve headaches and nausea. When used in a linen spray, it can help to freshen up your sheets and towels. Adding peppermint to your linen spray will also help to repel dust mites and other insects.

Peppermint oil is a natural, non-toxic way to keep your linen smelling fresh and clean.

Lavender

Lavender oil is a type of essential oil that has many properties that make it useful for a linen spray. It is known for its calming effects, and can be used to help promote relaxation. Lavender oil is also antimicrobial, making it effective at fighting bacteria and other microbes that can cause linen to become stained or smelly. In addition, lavender oil has a fresh, clean scent that can help linen smell fresher for longer.

Lemon

Lemon essential oil is a citrusy, refreshing fragrance that can be used in linen sprays and other DIY cleaning products. It’s also great for boosting your mood and fighting fatigue! The properties of lemon oils are:

  • Citrusy scent
  • Anti-depressive qualities
  • Antibacterial/antifungal properties to fight germs on surfaces or skin
  • An uplifting aroma that helps boost mental clarity and energy levels to help you stay alert during the day.

Lemon oils work well as linen sprays because they leave a fresh smell that lasts longer than some other natural oils like lavender.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus essential oil is a powerful disinfectant that has been used for many centuries in the treatment of respiratory diseases, skin infections, and fungal conditions. It also helps against coughs, colds and flu. Eucalyptus essential oil can be used as an ingredient in linen sprays or room sprays to make linen smell clean and fresh. It also helps to keep linen free of bacteria and mold.

Clean and Digest Simply Earth blend

This is a specific blend made by Simply Earth earth. I use this blend in many of my cleaning products! You can find it here. It is made with the below essential oils. Blended together, you will be surrounded by a woodsy citrusy scent that is to die for!

  • Fir Needle essential oil is a natural ingredient that can be used in linen spray to make them smell fresh and clean. Fir needle essential oil has a nice woody aroma with hints of citrus and pine for an uplifting effect on mood when sprayed into the air or onto linen items.
  • Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh citrusy scent and elevates mood! It’s also a great choice for those who suffer from asthma, as it helps open up the airways.
  • Lemon essential oil, as mentioned above!
  • Neroli essential oil has a sweet, floral scent that is said to be calming and uplifting. It’s also a powerful antiseptic great for sanitizing.

How to Make Linen Spray with Essential Oils

Making your own linen spray is easy and only requires a few ingredients. All you need is a clean glass bottle, some distilled water and your choice of essential oils. Simply add the essential oils to the water and shake well to combine. Then, spritz your linen with the mixture as needed.

Step By Step Instructions

Blend #1

This is a blend made from a Simply Earth recipe box I receive every month! It does require a specific simply earth essential oil, which I have provided a link too. I highly recommend it! It’s about the cost of a single essential oil and it can be used in a lot of different cleaning products!

Ingredients (with Clean and Digest blend):

  • 2 oz spray bottle
  • 2 oz distilled or purified water
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 15 drops Simply Earth Clean and Digest essential oil
  • 2 drops thyme essential oil

Ingredients (without Clean and Digest blend):

  • 2 oz spray bottle
  • 2 oz distilled or purified water
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 7 drops fir needle essential oil
  • 3 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops neroli essential oil
  • 2 drops thyme essential oil

Instructions:

  • Add the water and essential oils to the spray bottle
  • Shake well
  • Spray onto linens to instantly refresh them
  • Shake before use

This will have a shelf life of 6 weeks.

Blend #2

Ingredients

  • 2 oz spray bottle
  • 1 oz distilled water
  • 1 oz witch hazel
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions

  • Add water and witch hazel to the spray bottle
  • Add in essential oils
  • Shake well
  • Spray on linens, curtain, or anything that needs to be freshened up!
  • Shake before use

How do You Use Linen Spray?

Use your new fresh linen spray on clothes out of the dryer! Or on your bedsheets prior to bed. You can also use it to spray towels that may have been sitting in the closet too long!

Can you mix essential oils with water?

Essential oils are not water soluable, so they will not mix well with water. If you try to mix them, the essential oils will just float on top of the water. This is why you often see linen sprays that are made with vodka, other alcohols, or witch haze. It helps to suspend the oils in the liquid so they can be evenly distributed.

You can still make the recipes as I listed above, just make sure to shake well before using to disperse the oil!

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