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Monday, November 21, 2011

Homemade Linen Spray






 I found this recipe on line after doing a lot of research on how to make linen spray.  The ingredients were easy enough to get, in fact you can order them through the site that I got the recipe from.  Find it here!
I was able to buy some heavy duty sprayers, and I downloaded a cool label from The Graphics Fairy.  I put Linen Spray, the scent and ingredients on the label with my print program.   I grabbed my trusty scale and started to mix my ingredients.

 LINEN SPRAY RECIPE

Sprinkle on sheets or other other linens to freshen. Spray on linens before ironing.
1 teaspoon (100 drops) lavender essential oil
5-10 drops peppermint, spearmint or rosemary essential oil (optional)
2 oz. formulator's alcohol
24 oz. distilled water
Pour essential oils and alcohol into a bottle, cap and shake to emulsion. Mix with distilled water. Mix will cloud, and eventually separate.
Shake well before each use. 



I added polysorbate 20 to my mix.  You don't need it using the formulators alcohol, but it is added insurance that my water and oil will not separate.   I added the same amount of polysorbate 20 as the essential oils

Measure the oil, polysorbate 20, and formulators alcohol. Shake it up to mix well.

Add water.  It takes on a milky appearance!

Pour into spray containers

Label from The Graphics Fairy.  See link above.






 Now I can hardly wait til Christmas to see if my sisters like the spray.
Cheers!

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24 comments:

  1. those bottles really look nice. good job Karen!

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  2. Really nice idea Karen. I am so glad to have found your blog!

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  3. Hi!! Randee here from Randee's Organized Chaos!!! LOVE yhe name of your blog!! TOO Stinkin Cute!!!
    I am your newest Follower and I wouldlove for you to come follow the CHAOS!!!

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  4. Thank you! I wish I had smell-a-net so that I could share the scent with you too! Cheers!

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  5. OOOHHHH! I LOVE this spray recipe...its a completely new gift idea for me! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your beautiful labels and linen spray recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  6. That's a great idea. Your bottles look awesome!

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  7. Oh, I'll bet that smells wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. yummy smelling I am sure! And those labels are great! Thanks for linking up at Hating Martha...I really, really appreciate it! Did I say really?

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  9. You were most viewed link at the linky party! Yeah! Feel free to grab a button if you'd like. Hope to see again this Wednesday.
    tiarasandbowtie.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. That makes my love of blogging even stronger! Cheers.

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  11. This is fabulous too! {Link it to Spa{ahhh} Sundaze too if you like!!!}

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  12. I'm eager to give this one a try - thanks!
    Thanks too for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
    Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  13. Hey Karen,
    I actually did a post simialr to this a while back. You could eliminate a bunch of the ingredients and then be able to use it as a disinfectant AND a linen spray. I don't know abut you, but I'm ALL about simplicity and multi tasking! Here's my link ( http://chasinghailey.blogspot.com/2012/09/pin-it-monday-good-smellin-and-clean.html)
    Anissa

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  14. Wow, I am making this! I love the expensive ironing spray, but don't love paying for it.

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  15. They look beautiful and what a great idea. I love the addition of the graphic just so pretty!

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  16. What a fun idea!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. Karinhttp://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/dr-suess-party-and-centerpiece-wednesday.html

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  17. I love using linen spray! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  18. Karen these are just fantastic! What a great project - Thank you for linking up to the "Its a Steal" Link party xx Nat

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  19. Karen I love this! I want to make some and I was wondering, because it has oil in it, does it stain at all?

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  20. This looks like an interesting idea to try!

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  21. Hi Karen you're being featured on Inspiration Cafe tomorrow xx Nat

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Cheers to great words!