I did it. I finally bought some essential oils. Here’s the thing, my package of oils was supposed to come with a diffuser, but it was on backorder. (I have been told it is now on its way, so yay!) One of the things I wanted to try was diffusing lavender essential oil in our room at night. Lavender is supposed to help calm*; perfect for sleep. My hubby is not a great sleeper, especially when stressed, so I thought the lavender might help. Since the diffuser didn’t arrive, I thought I’d try out a DIY linen spray using the lavender essential oil.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1 oz. Vodka or Witch Hazel (I prefer Vodka because it has no smell)
- 3 oz. Distilled Water
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- Small Glass Spray Bottle
Never thought you’d see vodka as a cleaning ingredient, did ya? Yeah. Me neither.
Pour one ounce of vodka, or Witch Hazel, into a jar with a tight fitting lid. (I used a small mason jar.) Add the 15 drops of essential oil. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. This will help to combine the oil with the alcohol, allowing it to mix better with the water; since oil and water don’t naturally combine. Now add 3 ounces of distilled water to the mix and shake again for another 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the spray bottle. You can do this by using a funnel or pouring it into a glass measuring cup with a pour spout. Secure the nozzle on the spray bottle.
Use the spray on your pillow at night or to freshen your linens at any time. I always notice mine getting a little musty if they have been sitting in the linen closet for awhile, so you could spray this on to help freshen them.
I highly recommend shaking prior to each use.
If you would like to print the labels, you can download them for your personal use: Lavender Linen Spray Labels. These are formatted to fit Avery Labels 5410. (Uncheck the “Fit to Page” option for proper printing)
Here’s to a peaceful night of sleep~
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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