Here in Central Illinois, we are beginning to see small signs of Spring peeking through the remnants of winter’s hold upon the land. Sporadic warm days (above 40 degrees Fahrenheit) and the melting away of snow have sent me into a tizzy for all things Spring related. Windows have been thrown open to air out the house, the garden is being planned, spring cleaning is on the brain, and I can feel the buzzing of renewed energy after a long Winter hibernation.
One of my favorite springtime activities is to make a batch of linen spray. This simple spray helps lift the mood and freshen up the house after a long winter being cooped up indoors. Below is the recipe I have been using for several years now.
To Make Linen Spray
- 1 1/2 cups distilled water
- 1/2 cup cheap vodka or witch hazel
- 20-30 drops of essential oil(s) of choice
- Spray bottle (glass is preferable)
- Using your funnel, pour all of the ingredients into the spray bottle. Screw on the spray handle to the bottle and mix well.
- Add your label to the spray bottle so you know what the spray bottle contains.
Shake well to help blend the oils into the mixture before spraying on any fabric materials you feel need some light freshening up. I use this on my bedding in between washes, curtains, upholstered furniture, car seats, and dry-clean only clothing (when I’m not quite ready to take it to the cleaners).
Essential Oil Blends
A quick trip over to Pinterest can lead you to a myriad of different essential oil blends you can use in your linen spray. This may inspire you to create a tradition of crafting a fresh batch of linen spray for each of the different seasons using different blends that evoke each season’s ‘mood’.
For spring, I like to use a blend of lavender and orange essential oils in my linen spray. Feel free to experiment and have fun with the blends you use!
I hope, dear reader, that you are enjoying the changing of the seasons and feel a renewed energy to take on all of your spring time tasks.