When I was in high-school there was a candle store in the mall that sold all kinds of highly scented stuff. My friends and I used to buy all the lotions, chapsticks, body washes, body sprays, candles, and linen sprays. Talk about toxic! I still have one of the linen sprays…I don’t use it anymore but I keep it around because the smell really takes me back. I love having a relaxing scent in my bedroom so I sometimes rub lavender essential oil behind my ears before bed to elicit it’s relaxation benefits. Then I decided that it might work really well as a linen spray on my sheets!
Lavender Bedtime Linen Spray
- 20 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 Tbsp isopropyl alcohol (you could even use vodka or everclear)
- Distilled water
- 4-ounce spray bottle — you can find some really cute bottles and jars HERE
- Add lavender and alcohol to spray bottle, use water to top it off
- Shake and use as needed on sheets at bedtime
Yawn! I hope you find this helps promote restful sleep. For more information on sleep optimization, check out my SLEEP POST.
34 Replies to “Lavender Bedtime Linen Spray”
I’m glad you found this useful!
Hi Kate, thanks for sharing your post on Wildcrafting Wednesday! I make this too but use witch hazel instead of the rubbing alcohol and it can be used on the skin with no drying effect.
That sounds great! I’m going to give that a try!
I’ve just made your spray over the weekend… I love it! Don’t think I’ll buy the fancy store brand anymore. Thanks!
Awesome! We sure do love it. I do not miss the smell of the chemically bug spray!
What is the shelf life of this mixture?
Glad you like it!
Thanks for sharing this!
What is the purpose of the alcohol?
It helps it evaporate, so you don’t have to lay in a wet bed after using the spray.
Why use distilled water?
Gets rid of minerals in the water that can build up in the sprayer. That’s what I was told to do a while back by an expert 😉
Oh wow! Made it up trying it tonight,hoping for that result!
Just what I have been looking for! Thank you so much – this is lovely!
I made this today and I just can’t get rid of the overwhelming alcohol smell. I can’t smell the lavender at all. Am I doing something wrong?
You could sub witch hazel for the alcohol 🙂
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Hello, I follow your emails and have been paging through your site. I absolutely LOVE lavender and I’m so excited to use your recipe for the bedtime spray. Just one question. I don’t understand why you would want to add alcohol to this mixture. At first I was concerned with it harming the goodness of the oils but mostly I’m concerned about spreading alcohol on anything. I try and study away from products that contain alcohol so what is the purpose for it in this mixture?
It disperses the oil in the liquid so it doesnt just float on top. You could use witch hazel in place of the alcohol.
How much water would you use?
I love making homemade linen spray. It’s so much better than anything store bought!