How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray


I’ve been using the scent of lavender to help me get to at night for years. Usually, I put a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on my pillow, but with certain linens, the oil can stain. Plus, the scent is really concentrated in one location. I’ve seen linen sprays in stores before, but the bottles tend to be quite expensive—considering it is mostly water-based. I’ve seen bottles of lavender linen spray, in particular for $20 or more! Kind of crazy, right? Well, I got to thinking—how hard can it be to make your own lavender linen spray?

I put together a few bottles of lavender linen spray for next to nothing. Read on to see how I did it.


I was lucky enough to grab some gorgeous glass bottles from ’s as-is section. Yes, the same bottles I talked about in my Valentine’s Day post. There didn’t seem to be anymore sets of these lovely bottles in the IKEA store, so instead of buying more glass spray bottles, I purchased a few inexpensive plastic spray bottles, instead.

linen spray

So, what do you need to make your own lavender linen spray? You can find these ingredients at pharmacies, or online at places like Amazon. Some people use vodka instead of distilled alcohol, but I find that vodka has too strong of a scent, plus – I don’t really drink alcohol, so it seemed like too much money to spend for this project. Distilled alcohol is really cheap, maybe about $1.50 or so. Distilled water is extremely inexpensive, too.

lavender linen spray

What to do:

1. Select the bottle you’re going to use

2. place a funnel in the opening/mouth of the spray bottle

3. measure 2tb distilled alcohol and pour it in to the bottle

4. measure 1/2 tsp of lavender essential oil and pour it in the bottle

5. fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water

6. close the top of the bottle and shake the mixture, gently

7. That’s it – so simple!

lavender linen spray

You can change the amount of distilled water you use depending on the bottle and how strong you’d like the lavender scent. You’ll need to gently shake the mixture every time you use the spray bottle, as it will tend to settle otherwise.

lavender linen spray

It really is that easy to make your own lavender linen spray! A bottle of lavender essential oil will go a long way if you use it in this way.

Use your linen spray:

-on your sheets when you iron them

-on your bed linens before bed

-on your towels when you put them in the cupboard to keep things fresh

Have you ever made your own linen spray?

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  1. shoppingduck says:

    Love this! I want to make it so I can spray the towels before putting them away.
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  2. Loving the bottle you put the spray in too!
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  3. I have never tried this, but I always put a couple drops of lavender essential oil on my wrists before I go to bed to help me relax and get to sleep. I'm going to give this linen spray a try!
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  4. Myrah Duque says:

    Cool! Never thought it would be this way!

  5. So cool! I will have to make this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. My friend swears by these oils. I have to try these. And since I love lavender you know this will go on my Pinterest Board for a must try, right?

  7. I really like that bottle, it's too cute. I'm going to have to try this since lavender does wonders with helping me relax and fall asleep.
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  8. This looks so easy and as I feel like I am turning into an insomniac recently perhaps it could be a cheap fix in getting me some sleep.
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    • I would certainly recommend it – when I wake up in the middle of the night I spray more over my bed and I fall asleep again quickly.

  9. mammahomemaker2012 says:

    Forget the scent…ok not really, but I love your perfume bottles! This is such an easy way to do this! I'm all about DIY projects like this!
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  10. So smart! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thanks so much. I love linen spray and use it on our linens every night before bed. It really does help me relax.
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  12. This is such a great idea! I'm always looking for something to freshen up our couches without all the chemicals. And lavender is a wonderful smell!
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  13. I've never made (or used) linen spray, but now I'd really like to try! I have been having problems sleeping lately, so maybe this is just what I need.
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  14. thenewmodernmommanyri says:

    Ooh. I love this! Pinned it to make asap!
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  15. Tiffany C. says:

    Love this. Thanks for sharing. I use a Lavender and Acacia pillow mist every night before bed. I never thought to try and make it myself. This looks easy. Thanks!
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  16. I love this! I would need a very faint scent due to allergies, but it would really help us all sleep better.
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  17. I seriously need to make this. I'm always wanting an extra scent on my linen and can never find anything. Thanks!
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  18. Awesome and so easy! To think it can sell for $20 a bottle!!
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  19. I love lavender! This is so easy. I just read about using your favorite fresh herb, like lavender or eucalyptus and tie it around your shower head. When you take a bath or shower the steam will make the fragrance fill the bathroom!

  20. That sounds really nice – it would make for a relaxing shower!

  21. Oh yay! This will be such a great thing to have when guests come over – sounds easy too!
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  22. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says:

    What a great trick and tip..I love the smell of lavender.

  23. I make something similar without the alcohol :) Love this post!