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.  


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.



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

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

  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!!!

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

  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!

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

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

  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?

  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.

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

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

  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

  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 (

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

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

  16. What a fun idea!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. Karin

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

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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

  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?

  20. This looks like an interesting idea to try!

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


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