Anyone who knows me knows I’m not what the internet would consider a DIY Queen by any means.
I’m not very crafty and I’m certainly not handy, but the good news is, making cleaning supplies doesn’t require either of those talents. In fact, DIYing green cleaning supplies is one of the easiest things I do on a regular basis. And this recipe? Well, it’s the easiest yet.
I’m actually pretty excited to share it with you because I know you’re going to love it too. If you use air fresheners or linen sprays, this DIY eco-friendly and natural linen spray is going to be your new go-to.
Reasons to love this DIY natural linen spray:
- It’s all-natural
- It’s toxic-free
- It’s alcohol-free
- It’s budget-friendly
- It’s eco-friendly
- It’s customizable (you can use any essential oil or blend you like)
- It’s super simple to DIY in seconds
Honestly, after I started making this, I wondered what took me so long to make the switch. I mean, even natural options that are better for the environment are just ridiculously expensive. I saw one at HomeSense the other day that didn’t even smell as good and it was priced at $16.99! What a rip-off. I mean, this is why people (rightly) think that buying eco-friendly products is just too expensive.
The good news: You can buy a premium essential oil or even two for that price and make your own room and linen sprays for months. Here’s what you need.
- 2 tablespoons of table salt
- 25-35 drops of essential oil
Yup, that’s it. The salt works as an emulsifier and a carrier for the essential oils, meaning vodka, rubbing alcohol, or additional oils that could clog your spray nozzle aren’t necessary. This makes me happy because salt is cheaper (especially if you buy it in bulk) and it has zero smell, meaning you use less essential oils over all.
So which essential oil should you choose for your natural linen spray?
Well, I’m a fan of lavender essential oil because it has proven mood-boosting and relaxing effects. This makes it a perfect pillow spray to use before bed or a room spray to use while reading, watching TV, or taking a bath. Bonus: lavender has natural antibacterial effects.
That being said, lavender is far from the only choice. Here’s a list of great essential oil options for linen spray:
Here’s some ideal essential oil choices for energizing and refreshing room spray:
- Rosemary and mint blend
- Orange and sandalwood blend
- Grapefruit and lime blend
- Tea tree and lemon blend
- 16 ounce glass spray bottle
- fork or spoon
- label and pen
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- put the salt in a small dish
- add your essential oils to the salt
- mix with a fork or spoon
- funnel the essential oils to the salt
- fill bottle with water and add spray top
- shake the bottle
- add your label
The spray works best after being allowed to sit and mix for a day. When you’re ready to use it, give it a gentle shake and spray away.
I like making a few of these at once. I make the lavender linen spray and then a few different varieties of room sprays to match whatever mood may strike.