DIY Calming Lavender Linen Spray


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Ok, so I may have a slight obsession with Lavender essential oil. I have lavender-infused body soap, lotion, chapstick, and facial serum, I diffuse it most nights to relax before bed, and I even make a homemade honey lavender lemonade that is to die for. Four years ago, I started making my own linen sprays to save money (I used to pay a hefty price for a tiny bottle from a fancy store) and I was shocked at just how easy it is to make at home.

So let’s get started so you can learn how to freshen fabrics in your home for just pennies and with simple ingredients. This recipe requires only three ingredients and takes less than two minutes to make. It can be used to spray on sheets, blankets, carpets, sofas, and pillows. It will leave your entire home smelling clean and fresh, without any harmful synthetic fragrances. #Winning

ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS

Lavender essential oil has a scent that’s fresh, clean, and relaxing. It eases feelings of tension and stress by instilling an overall sense of calm. It promotes total body relaxation and supports a restful night’s sleep.

Alcohol acts as a preservative. If you prefer to make this recipe without alcohol; use unscented witch hazel instead.


SUPPLIES

INGREDIENTS

  • 24 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic grain alcohol or witch hazel
  • Distilled water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the Lavender and grain alcohol (or witch hazel) in a clean glass spray bottle and swirl to combine.
  2. Fill with distilled water. Cap and shake well.

HOW TO USE

Spritz on sheets, blankets, towels, and other linens. Shake well before each use.

NOTES

With alcohol, this spray will last for months without the need for refrigeration.

What’s your favorite way to keep fabrics smelling fresh? 


10 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil


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Raise your hand if you could use some emotional support right now?!? 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ 

One essential oil I always turn to when I'm feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed is Lavender.

Lavender is a must-have essential oil for every home. From skin care products to relaxing routines, Lavender is a highly versatile oil that can enhance many areas of your life.

Here are 10 ways to use lavender essential oil to support your mind, body, and emotions: 


  1. Diffuse 4-6 drops to calm the mind and relieve occasional nervous tension. 

  2. Diffuse 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops of Cedarwood or Vetiver one hour before bed and while your sleeping to promote deep, restful sleep. If you don't have a diffuser, place 1 drop of Lavender on your pillow. 

  3. Rub 1 drop on the back of your neck anytime you're feeling stressed. If you have sensitive skin, dilute 1 drop with 1 tsp of organic cold-pressed carrier oil (e.g., jojoba, olive, coconut oil) before applying it to your skin. 

  4. Create a Sleepytime Linen Spray by adding 20 drops of Lavender and 1 tablespoon of unscented witch hazel or vodka to a 2 oz (60 ml) glass spray bottle. Fill with distilled water. Shake before spritzing on pillows, sheets, or linens. 

  5. Create a "Relax" Roller by coming 15-30 drops of Lavender essential oil with a carrier oil in a 10 ml glass roll-on bottle. Apply to wrists, neck, or chest as needed.

  6. Use Lavender in your DIY facial oils. Here's a simple recipe: add 3 drops of Lavender and 3 drops of Frankincense to a clean and sterile 15 ml dropper bottle. Fill with an organic, cold-pressed carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil. Shake gently to combine. Apply to forehead, chin, neck, and anywhere fine lines and wrinkles may appear. 

  7. Add 1 drop to your favorite facial serum or moisturizer and apply to your neck and decolletage before bed.

  8. Inhale directly from the bottle anytime you're feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed.

  9. Make relaxing bath salts by adding 5-7 drops of Lavender to 1 cup Epsom salt + 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Mix well to combine. Add 1/2 cup to a hot bath and enjoy!  

  10. Diffuse 2-3 drops Lavender + 2-3 drops Lemon + 2-3 drops Peppermint to stay calm and breathe easy during the spring and summer months. #seasonalsupport
What's your favorite way to use Lavender essential oil?