My ironing basket was filled to the brim with clothes that needed to be ironed. Ironing is not my favorite task so I made something yesterday that made the job ever so much more pleasant. I made my own, homemade linen spray.
I have seen jars of linen spray in specialty soap and candle shops. It was expensive too! So on my continuous search to save pennies and do it myself, I searched for a recipe to make my own in the fragrance of my choice. Lavender, Lilac and Lily of the Valley are three of my very favorite floral scents and I happened to have both lavender and lilac essential oils, so I was quickly on my way to creating my own spray.
And this is how you mix it:
In an airtight, 16 ounce (or larger) glass jar pour 2 Tablespoons of Vodka, 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon of lily of the valley essential oil. Now, fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water. Shake the jar to incorporate all of the ingredients.
Voila! You've made your spray! Now pour some in a spritz or pump bottle, get the iron and ironing board out and spritz a little on your those linens and cotton shirts that have been waiting to be ironed.
I thought this might make a fun gift to give and so I made adhesive labels on the computer using Avery round labels, added some ribbon, raffia and dried lavender that I harvested and dried last summer from my garden. Cute, eh? Anything to take the drudgery out of ironing, I say!
While I was making labels I decided to put a second label on the back with directions and use suggestions. This label says, "Spritz onto your bed linens, clothes you are ironing or into the air as a room spray."
If you decide to make some, I encourage you to experiment with different scents. I love the combination of lavender and lemon (I just didn't have lemon essential oil). Jasmine oil and bergamot would be nice, or how about vanilla oil and a couple of drops of ginger oil.
Keep a small spritz bottle next to your bed and when you make the bed each day spritz your pillows and/or bed linens. You'll crawl into a lightly scented dreamworld of spring each night.
Until next time,
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