How to make a Room & Linen Spray

This article has been posted on the Make it From Scratch Carnival hosted by Gotta Little Space – be sure to check it out! πŸ™‚

Here is another great frugal gift or idea to use all year round – Room & Linen spray. Making linen spray is so simple to do and much less expensive than going to a department store to buy it. You know exactly what is being sprayed onto your linens or in your room and have comfort in knowing that only pure natural products are being used. The toughest part of making these is deciding what scents to use.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup distilled water
  • 1tsp vodka or witch hazel
  • 5 to 6 drops essential oil (DragonMarsh $4.50)

A small (1/8th oz) bottle of essential oil goes a long way!

Use 4 oz. clean spray bottle (Michael’s craft store – $1.19) with fine mist spray nozzle. In a small bowl, mix essential oil and vodka together. The alcohol works as an emulsifier, allowing the oil and water to mix evenly. Pour the essential oil-vodka mix into the spray bottle, add the 1/2 cup filtered water, and shake. Make sure to shake well before each use.

If you don’t have a dropper for your oil, don’t fear! Follow these steps: 1) Stick a cocktail straw in the essential oil bottle 2) put your finger over the top of straw 3)keep finger on the straw and move straw over to your bowl with the vodka 4) take finger off the top of straw and wha-la! – the straw becomes a dropper *Thanks husband for being a great hand model! πŸ™‚

Great holiday essential oils to use: eggnog, cinnamon, hollyberry, vanilla, cranberry, or orange (DragonMarsh does carry these oils, although they may not be listed online – email them, they’d be happy to help). Favorite year round scents to use: lavender or vanilla. Or you could mingle scents to enhance the aromatic experience with these 10 blends:

Blend #1

3 drops Orange
2 drops Grapefruit

Blend #2

4 drops Orange
1 drop Ylang Ylang

Blend #3

3 drops Orange
2 drops Ginger

Blend #4

3 drops Bergamot
1 drop Neroli
1 drop Jasmine

Blend #5

3 drops Fir Needle Oil
2 drops Spruce Oil

Blend #6

3 drops Lavender
2 drops Vanilla

Blend #7

3 drops Lavendar
2 drops Sandlewood

Blend #8

3 drops Vanilla
2 drops Ginger

Blend #9

3 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Nutmeg
1 drop Sweet Orange

Blend #10

3 drops Hollyberry
2 drops Sweet Orange
1 drop Clove

Another great use for the spray: to use in your car. I love using the vanilla spray in my car after it’s been hand washed (in my driveway – hopefully by my children :)). It’s a great way to get the “I’ve been to the car wash” feel without paying the money. Note: you may need to increase the essential oil to 10 drops for a more concentrated scent.

For more great essential oil blend ideas visit my Examiner.com article.

For more Christmas gift ideas try Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas and Christmas Gifts under $10.

7 thoughts on “How to make a Room & Linen Spray

  1. Jess

    Thanks for posting this! This would be great in a calming scent as “Monster Repellent” for my son! (We currently use febreeze to spray his curtains and under his bed and dresser so the monsters can’t get him at night)

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    1. money funk

      Thanks! I totally forgot about Monster Repellent! What a great idea!

      I just made lavendar-vanilla spray for my daughter and she is addicted to it. Least her room is smelling pretty! LOL. I tried a ginger-lime scent for the living room, but it feels a bit too tropical for the holiday season.

      Here’s a cost friendly way to make a homemade Febreze for pennies on the dollar. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. money funk

      Thanks for posting it! This is a neat carnival. I love seeing everyone else’s creations! Hope to be able to submit to this carnival again. πŸ˜‰

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    1. money funk

      I saw your Christmas Plarn Stocking the other day – Fab! And i just noticed your dishcloth – Gonna try this one. I’ve been wanting to make some of these, but just haven’t sat down to do them. Can’t promise my stiches will come out all the same. πŸ˜‰

      The household spray is SOOOOO EASY to make! I was surprised myself! I’m glad I gave it a try. Have fun with the scents. Vanilla-Lavendar is always a winner.

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  2. Vytas

    With everyone trying to save up these days you provide with some nice ideas how to make pleasant scents at home. Thanks for a short and nice article. I found it helpful.

    Reply

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