Linen spray seems like such an indulgence, I totally get that. I don’t usually go to the store seeking it out, but ever since a good friend gave me a precious bottle of linen spray as a house warming gift several years ago, I’ve been thinking of how I can make it on my own. Turns out, it’s fairly easy and makes a great gift you can make yourself.

Combine the following in a pretty glass spray bottle:

2 oz cheap vodka

4 oz water

10-15 drops essential oils (I used rose hip and lavender)

Shake up the bottle before use. I like to spray it in the evenings right before we head to bed. A little indulgence can be a good thing.


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16 Responses to Make Your Own Linen Spray

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  2. Emily says:

    Just out of curiosity, why the vodka? Couldn’t you just use water and essential oils? Or what purpose does the alcohol serve? Thanks!

  3. becca says:

    Hi Emily! The alcohol serves as a preserver.

  4. Gail G says:

    Will isporopyl alcohol work as well as vodka? I would think it could be interchanged with similar results?

  5. becca says:

    All my teachers have told me that isopropyl alcohol is far too harsh and to never use it for herbal remedies, so I don’t. Maybe someone else can weigh in on this? I’d love to know more!

  6. Becca, you’re right; the alcohol is too harsh, however you can use it if you don’t have vodka in the house. Vodka is more pure & “cleaner” than isopropyl alcohol, therefore, it’s a better choice.

  7. becca says:

    Aha, that makes sense! Thank you, Sheila :)

  8. susan says:

    Hi, is there a website where you can order the spray bottles at a reasonable price? thank you..

  9. Trish F says:

    To me isopropyl alcohol, is to medicinal smelling and will change the scent of the EO you are using. I use all vodka, because it dries quicker and when I used to use it at my office it would disinfect my keyboard & phone after the weekend.

  10. Gail G says:

    Thanks-no drinkers here and I’d hate to go buy a bottle of vodka, although I’m sure I’d eventually use it up making things like this. Considering that this recipe is more for making the linens smell pretty, I wouldn’t be too concerned about the alcohol being harsh on the medicinal properties of the oils but I certainly wouldn’t want to harm the smelly goodness :-)

  11. Emily says:

    If you choose not to use any alcohol at all, do you know how long the water and
    EO’s stay good for?

  12. becca says:

    Susan, I ordered these bottles from Specialty Bottle. I think there are 8-10 in one order but I find uses for all of them throughout the year (or as homemade gifts!).

  13. becca says:

    Hi Emily!

    The alcohol helps the EOs mix into the water, so I still recommend using it. If you don’t, you’d probably need to give the mixture a vigorous shake before spraying and keep it in the fridge for about a month, maybe 2.

  14. Stephanie says:

    I’m wondering if this would stain white sheets. Has anyone tried this on white linen before?

  15. Stephanie says:

    I just bought some lavender and rose hips EO’s and was also wondering if you meant 10-15 drops of each scent in the bottle?

  16. Robin Batchleor says:

    Can you also you other scents the same way?

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