Bed linen sprays may add a nice aroma to sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. A neatly made-up bed for guests with attractive bedding is improved by a lovely scent. The right combination of soothing scents can even help you sleep better. While such sprays are widely available ready made, it takes five minutes to make your own, equally effective version.
Things You'll Need
- Plant mister
- Lavender essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
Pour equal quantities vodka and water into a spray bottle to almost the top. The vodka is a preservative, enabling you to store the spray for several weeks. It also makes the spray evaporate slightly more quickly. If you plan to use all the spray within a few days, fill the bottle with just water.
Drip in 10 to 15 drops each of lavender, bergamot and rosemary essential oil. These scents combine well together and are soothing.
Replace the top of the spray bottle and thoroughly shake it.
Turn the valve at the top to a mist, rather than a spray. Use the spray before storing newly washed bed linens, after ironing or directly on a made-up bed.
Tips & Warnings
- You may use any essential oils you enjoy in this spray. Stimulating scents such as citronella or peppermint might be overpowering for bed linen, but anything that is sensual, relaxing or soothing works well. Jasmine, rose and sandalwood are good choices.
- Lavender oil by itself works well; simply double the amount of drops when you make up the spray.
- Don’t drip essential oils straight onto bedding. They might stain, the smell could be too powerful and the oils could cause a skin reaction.
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