Lavender Linen Spray DIY Recipe

A homemade lavender linen spray is an easy & simple way to refresh any room in your home. With just a few quick sprays you will feel relaxed, and your home will smell fresh and new.

Lavender Linen Spray

All winter long I’ve been looking for ways to create happiness & coziness in our home to combat the sad, rainy weather we’ve had here in the Northeast. I came to the conclusion that if the sun won’t shine, I have to create my own! The past few weeks I’ve shared décor you can add to your home to fight the winter blues and comforting recipes to warm your soul. This week, I wanted to share another way to refresh & lighten your home now and all year long.

I’ve talked before about how all 5 senses being in harmony at once is key to a cozy home. And, smell is one of the most important senses when it comes to feeling cozy and comfortable. Scents can transport us back to distant memories and enrich the spaces around us. Fresh scents can help to lift our moods on dreary days and remind us of happier, sunny days. The fragrance of this lavender linen spray does just that.

Dried Lavender

The Scent of Lavender

The scent of lavender is fresh & light, and soft & comforting which makes it an ideal ingredient in a spray for our homes. Lavender is known for it’s stress reducing and sleep inducing properties which makes this linen spray perfect for spraying on bed linens, couches, blankets, bath towels, and so much more. I’ve actually been spraying this all over our house like a room spray and it’s fragrance has been intoxicating!

Instead of purchasing expensive lavender linen sprays widely available at the store or online, try making your own! This DIY recipe is easy to make, costs a fraction of what you pay at the store, uses high quality ingredients, and is exactly what you need to create that happy, cozy feeling in your home.

Lavender Linen Spray

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How to Make Lavender Linen Spray

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Lavender Linen Spray DIY Recipe

  1. Heat 1 cup of water to a simmer and add 3 tablespoons dried lavender.
  2. Let the dried lavender steep in water for 5 minutes (essentially making a lavender tea).
  3. In a bowl with a lip for pouring, add vodka & lavender essential oil. Mix together.
  4. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water, then add that to the vodka, essential oil mixture.
  5. Place the wire strainer over the bowl with water, vodka, & oil and pour the lavender tea into the bowl.
  6. Allow to cool before pouring into plastic spray bottles.
  7. This will fill approximately (2) 200 ml. spray bottles.

Lavender Linen Spray Recipe Notes

  • Have fresh lavender in your garden? Use that! Hang the lavender to dry for about a week before making “the tea”.
  • Make sure to purchase lavender essential oil that says pure or all-natural.
  • Use cheese cloth or a paper towel to strain the “lavender tea” into the vodka mixture to remove any small or fine particles. I liked the look of the fine pieces of lavender in our spray so I did not filter it.
  • No lipped bowl? Simply use a funnel to transfer the linen spray from a bowl to the spray bottle.
Linen Spray DIY Recipe

Do I have to use alcohol in my lavender linen spray?

Yes. You need to use vodka or another type of clear alcohol in the spray to help propel the lavender mixture through the air. The alcohol allows the spray to evaporate quicker, leaving behind only the delicious fragrance.

How long will linen spray last?

This spray contains alcohol which acts as a preservative. So, it should last for at least one year and still contain it’s delightfully fresh lavender scent.

Lavender Linen Spray

What is linen spray used for?

Linen spray is great to spritz on bed linens, towels, blankets, couches, dog beds, pillows, and fabrics. It’s a great spray to keep for overnight company in a guest bedroom for a quick spray before bedtime.

It will make your closets smell amazing, and you can also use it as a room spray like I did! 

Lavender Linen Spray

Gifting Lavender Linen Spray

Lavender linen spray is a wonderful gifting idea!

Add a purple ribbon with a sprig of lavender and these would make adorable gifts for a wedding or baby shower, for a new neighbor, for a friend in need of a pick me up, to show someone you care on Valentine’s Day, or for mom on Mother’s Day.

You could also package the lavender linen spray in smaller bottles like these clear plastic bottles or these amber glass bottles, and add labels for a more customized look.

Shades of Purple for Spring

More Inspiration for a Cozy Home

Looking for more lavender inspiration? Check out my recent lavender home decor finds, here.

For more seasonal inspiration, DIY’s, and recipes for a cozy home, click here.

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Lavender Linen Spray
5 from 2 votes

Lavender Linen Spray

A homemade lavender linen spray is an easy & simple way to refresh any room in your home with just a few quick sprays.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles Plastic Spray Bottles Clear
  • 3 tbsp. Dried Lavender
  • 10 drops 100% Pure Organic Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Vodka or Clear Alcohol
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 Wire Strainer
  • 1 Mixing Bowl with Lip

Instructions

  • Heat 1 cup of water to a simmer and add 3 tablespoons dried lavender.
  • Let the dried lavender steep in water for 5 minutes (essentially making a lavender tea).
  • In a bowl with a lip for pouring, add vodka & lavender essential oil. Mix together.
  • Boil 1 1/2 cups of water, then add that to the vodka, essential oil mixture.
  • Place the wire strainer over the bowl with water, vodka, & oil and pour the lavender tea into the bowl.
  • Allow to cool before pouring into plastic spray bottles.

Notes

  • Have fresh lavender in your garden? Use that! Hang the lavender to dry for about a week before making “the tea”.
  • Make sure to purchase lavender essential oil that says pure or all-natural.
  • Use cheese cloth or a paper towel to strain the “lavender tea” into the vodka mixture to remove any small or fine particles. I liked the look of the fine pieces of lavender in our spray so I did not filter it.
  • No lipped bowl? Simply use a funnel to transfer the linen spray from a bowl to the spray bottle.
Keyword: Lavender, Lavender Linen Spray, Linen Spray
Servings: 2 Bottles

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Heidi, I made the Lavender Linen Spray. I have ton of lavender left over from the summer plants that I dried. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I removed the stems and put the flowers in a mason jar. I finally was able to use it yesterday. I then sprayed it in my bedroom and on my curtains, my fabric headboard, and on the bedspread. I slept like a baby!!! Thank you!!!! This was great and I am making more today!!!

  2. Hi Sarah! Yes, the color of lavender linen spray will turn a light brownish color. It should not stain your linens, however I would test on an inconspicuous area first just to be sure. Hope that helps!

  3. Heidi, This lavender room spray sounds amazing! What a perfect way to deal with the winter blues. Pinned! love! I am going to mention this post in my upcoming tuesday post; Tea Time Gossip. Have a great weekend.-Meagan

  4. You’re very welcome Betty! Let me know if you make the spray, and how you like it. I’ve been spraying it everywhere and I love that I made it myself instead of buying from the store.

  5. Thank you for the Linen Spray recipe. On my way to buy some vodka! Also, the cleaning list is great! I cleaned everything as I decluttered and organized in January. But I found several items on your list I’m checking off. Under the stove, air vents … Happy February!

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