There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh lavender to soothe your senses. Here is a simple and easy DIY lavender essential oil linen spray recipe called "Bed of Flowers". Whether you're winding down after a long day or trying to get to sleep, this floral essential oil blend is a natural relaxant.
This DIY project is easy and affordable, and the results are simply lovely. Keep reading for instructions on how to create your own essential oil linen spray with lavender, orange, and geranium.
Lavender is known for its calming properties, promoting relaxation and better sleep. The soothing scent can help to create a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom, washing the day's stress away.
Can I Make Linen Spray At Home?
Ever read the labels of bath and body care products available on the market? You may see words like "fragrance" or even "lavender" but unfortunately, they are probably synthetic fragrances and not essential oils.
One great reason to make homemade products is that you KNOW what is in the bottle. Lavender is also used with chamomile in our bedtime pillow spray recipe.
Essential Oil Linen Spray for Sleep
Linen sprays are a great way to freshen up your linens and bedding while encouraging zzz's thanks to the relaxing aroma of lavender. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has so many positive benefits that it is a must-have essential oil that in my opinion, every household should have.
Not only can this DIY linen spray help reduce stress, ease anxiety, and promote better sleep, but it boasts antibacterial and antifungal properties too. It's a great, all-natural way to get rid of lingering odors.
Besides lavender oil, this blend contains geranium oil and sweet orange oil. It has a fresh, floral, clean, and calming scent that is sure to bring some life back to stale sheets.
By making your own lavender spray, you have the freedom to experiment with different scents and mixtures. This allows you to find the perfect blend to suit your tastes and inspire a peaceful environment for yourself, your family, and your guests.
Can I Use Lavender Essential Oil for Sleep?
All over the world, people are using lavender oil to improve their sleep. Lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect, which is why it's often used to promote relaxation and calmness. It's also a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, which can help to promote healing.
One of the simplest ways to use lavender oil for sleep is to add a few drops to your pillowcase. You can also diffuse it in your bedroom, or put a few drops in your bathtub or shower before bed. Lavender essential oil can also be used to calm upset stomachs and relieve anxiety.
Lavender Essential Oil Linen Spray Recipe - Bed of Flowers Blend
Lavender essential oil has long been known for its calming and relaxing properties. Why not take advantage of its scent by making your own linen spray? This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to make your own lavender linen spray in just a few simple steps.
Not only will the spray help to keep your linens smelling fresh, but it will also provide a soothing aroma that can help to promote relaxation and peace. (affiliate links)
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
- 2 tablespoons of grain alcohol (or witch hazel)
- Distilled or Purified Water
- 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
1. Combine grain alcohol and essential oils in the spray bottle and swirl bottle around until blended together.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, leaving room at the top for the sprayer. Add spray top and shake well.
3. To use, shake well and lightly mist the linen spray over sheets, pillows, and bedding to freshen up your environment. Be sure to do at least 10 minutes before bedtime so they have a chance to dry.
Homemade Linen Spray Recipe Tips
- Be sure to label your spray including date made.
- If you omit the grain alcohol, you need to make a fresh batch after a few weeks because there are no preservatives in the spray.
- Need a substitute for geranium essential oil? Try another floral essential oil like rose, roman chamomile, or rose geranium. You could also omit geranium and just add more drops of orange and lavender. Lavender and orange blend well together. Read more about essential oil substitutes.
- You need to shake well before each use because water and oils do not mix.
- Time to change your sheets? That is a great time to mist the spray on your mattress!
- You can test a small area of fabric first if you have any concerns about the safe use of the spray on your linen.
- There are different types of lavender essential oils, you can use any type in this recipe
Lavender Essential Oil Benefits and Common Uses
Using homemade lavender linen spray not only adds a touch of luxury to your linens but also offers a multitude of benefits.
Analgesic for Aches and Pain
Lavender oil has been used for centuries for its medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Recent studies have shown that lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, making it a great natural remedy for headaches, muscle pain, and other body aches.
Relaxant for Stress and Sleep
Lavender oil is also a natural relaxant and can be used to help relieve stress and anxiety. In fact, lavender oil has been shown to be as effective as prescription medications in treating anxiety disorders. It can also be helpful in promoting relaxation and sleep.
More Uses and Benefits
Another great use for lavender oil is to help relieve digestive problems such as indigestion, upset stomach, and nausea. It can also be used to treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Lavender oil is also a natural insect repellent, so it can be used to repel mosquitoes and other insects.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lavender in Linen Spray
Here are some FAQs about this topic:
How long will a DIY lavender linen spray last?
Homemade lavender sprays infused with essential oils can remain potent for a few months if stored away from direct sunlight. It really depends on several factors, including the age of your oils and if you used alcohol in the product.
The fact that it is water based makes it at risk for the bottle to be compromised by bacteria and germs.I personally prefer to make a fresh batch every month,
Do I need to shake the bottle for using essential oil spray?
Water and oil don't mix so be sure to shake the bottle well before using to disperse the mixture more evenly. If the fragrance starts losing its strength over time simply add a few more drops of oil until it regains its former glory.
What is linen spray used for?
The purpose of linen spray is as a versatile way to freshen up your home or guest bedroom. With its ability to spritz on everything from sheets and blankets to couches, this product is perfect for anyone who wants an easy solution for keeping their space smelling fresh. And with overnight guests in mind it makes sense why many people keep some handy in the closet of any spare room they have!
Why use lavender essential oil in linen spray?
Lavender essential oil is commonly used in linen spray for its calming and soothing properties. Its aroma has been shown to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. By gently misting your linens with lavender spray, you can create a serene environment that helps reduce stress and promote a restful night's sleep.
Conclusion on DIY Lavender Oil Linen Spray
This DIY lavender spray is an excellent way to infuse your linens with the calming scent of essential oils, while giving them the TLC they deserve. All you need are a few simple ingredients, your oils, distilled water, and a small amount of alcohol.
Give it a good shake to mix the ingredients before using. If you prefer a stronger scent, you can add more to the mixture. By DIYing your lavender spray, you can tailor the scent intensity and control the ingredients that go into making it.
The lavender room spray can be used on bed sheets, towels, blankets, and other fabrics, leaving them smelling fresh and inviting. Be sure to do a test patch on specialized fabrics if you have any concerns.
Lavender essential oil can help improve sleep quality and duration. It has a calming and relaxing effect on the mind and body, which can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Lavender essential oil is great for linen spray recipes, I hope you enjoy this Bed of Flowers Linen Spray!