Linen Spray Recipe
Linen Spray Recipe: Laundry is always a chore, but is should be a sweet one.
I spent most of yesterday helping Geo deep clean his room. Foolishly, I thought I would get to my chores as well, but his room proved to be a bigger project than I had anticipated. Isn’t that always the case? Geo is a social cleaner. Send him to his room to clean it on his own, he’ll tidy up his floor and then be there for hours wondering what he should do next. He’s always been this way, and I’ve learned to supervise the work and direct his next moves. Then I come in and “help”. And then he says, “Thank you” every 10 minutes, he’s so relieved to not be alone in the endeavor!
See, I wasn’t kidding… the kid is an engineer. Those are zip-lock bags with hand-drawn diagrams for labels.
So today, I’m focusing on the rest of the house and those chores that are worth the effort, though tedious to do. I always feel so much better when our house is clean. I don’t need it to be perfect all the time, but I’m a huge fan of it being disinfected! Clutter I can stand, grime not so much!
There’s something about clean sheets and softly scented rooms that appeals to me. Cleaning is a chore, I’m not sure anyone really enjoys it. But that smell, when I’m finished, is such a reward. I’m throwing open windows and doors and letting the fresh air in. And I’m cleaning with a vengeance with the promise of a sweetness when I’m done!
The sachets are filled with lavender and you use them in your dryer! Just toss them in with your wet clothes for an extra layer of “ahhh”.
One of my favorite “rewards” of cleaning is linen spray. I adore the stuff. It’s easy to make your own, and it makes your sheets smell so lovely. I just sleep better in softly scented linens. Since I was out of linen spray and needed to whip up a batch, I thought I’d share the recipe on the blog as well.
It really is a breeze to make. The recipe is below the jump:
Linen Spray Recipe:
What you will need:
- Distilled water
- Fragrance oil
- Spray Bottle
- Mixing bowl and measuring cups.
Mix 8 oz of distilled water with 1 oz of vodka (My sprayer holds 2x that amount, so I just double the recipe) and 2-3 drops of fragrance oil. Pour in your spray bottle and enjoy.
SEE! Easy! You can omit the vodka if you’d like. It simply keeps the oil and water mixed. If you do, just remember to give your bottle a good shake before each use.
Do invest in quality fragrance oil. The cheaper oils don’t usually smell that great and they go rancid before you get through your bottle. You can buy fragrance oils online or at your local health food store.
Some great combinations: Neroli Lemon and Rosemary smell very clean and “spa” like. You can add a touch of vanilla to sweeten it. Lavender and Rose is a classic floral combination. And I like to use Vanilla and Amber because it’s soft and sweet, but not too girly. And if you’re a guy reading this… women love nice sheets. Invest in them and use Balsam in your linen spray. Trust me on that!