Spraying your bed linens with a spray when you put them in the closet can keep them from smelling musty when you change bed sheets for you and your family’s bedrooms or for guests. Using a spray when you put them on the bed can even help you sleep better at night. You can create your own bed linen spray which contains only safe and natural ingredients for a custom and easy-to-make bed linen spray.
What You'll Need
- Glass Spray Bottle with a setting for fine mist (plastic mist bottles tend to leach and are hard to sterilize)
- Distilled water
- High-proof alcohol such as vodka
- Essential oils
Select any one essential oil or a combination ; but because this is a bed linen spray, consider essential oils that are designed to help you relax so you can sleep better. Lavender, sage or mandarin essential oils are popular choices. Chamomile helps you relax while sandalwood and jasmine create a more sensual atmosphere. Have fun with these oils and try out different variations by combining them.
Bed Linen Spray
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 30-40 drops of essential oils
- 2.5 fl. Oz. distilled water
- 2.5 fl. Oz. high-proof alcohol
1. Fill glass spray bottle with water and alcohol
2. Add in essential oils.
3. Shake well before using.
Use essential oils that are light in color so they don’t stain your bed linens. You may want to begin with a lower amount of oils, such as 20 drops. Some fragrances are stronger than others. Let the spray sit for a day because it can weaken and not be as strong as the initial smell. It is recommended to test your DIY linen spray on a scrap piece of fabric and allowing to sit for 24-48 hours before spraying on your linens ; not only for scent preferences but also staining.
Other notes : Avoid getting the spray onto other surfaces such as the wood in your bedframe or on upholstery. Don’t spray it on your body or anything other than the bed linens. You may want to try a pillowcase before putting it on your entire bed to ensure you aren’t allergic to the smell or that you don’t find the fragrance disagreeable.