Make Linens Smell Yummy

Make Linens Smell Yummy

Snuffling down between starchy crisp, lavender smelly bed sheets is my own personal version of nirvana.  Lavender oil is a multi tasking wonder, want to relax into a restful sleep while treating your skin complaints and repelling moths and ticks? Lavender is your guy.


I found this recipe for a linen spray while frantically searching for something to make my kid feel better, (he has a cold, not Bubonic Plague, as I first suspected) lavender is also pretty good for stuffy noses.

To make Lavender Linen Water for spraying on sheets or other linens before/during/after ironing,
You'll need:

  • Half a teaspoon (50 drops) of lavender essential oil
  • 3-5 drops peppermint spearmint or rosemary essential oil (optional)
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 and a half cups of distilled water (from the drug store)

Sterilize a glass container (a big pasta sauce jar would work well) by pouring some boiling water into it and leaving it for a few minutes then:

  • Mix the essential oils and booze together in the jar, shaking them like it ain't no thing
  • Add the water and shake some more.

When you're ready to use it you can either decant it into a plastic spray bottle or (more satisfyingly) flick it onto your linens with your fingers. The mixture will cloud over time and eventually separate, hence the slightly smaller batch size.

This recipe is an amalgamation of ones found at Brocante Home and Snowdrift Farm and the picture is courtesy of bloomingwriter