You know how pillows sometimes pick up that dirty hair smell?
This smell seems to increase in warm weather. Or in a house that’s been closed up.
You can fight this smell by frequent washing of sheets and pillows.
But in between washings you can also spray it away, with a DIY recipe that contains lavender essential oil.
Lavender is undoubtedly one of the best essential oils to use for any type of cleaning project. In fact, the very name “lavender” is taken from a Latin root word that means “to clean.”
I’ve found that DIY lavender oil spray is very effective at masking or neutralizing that yucky dirty hair smell that pillows pick up so easily.
It’s not a substitute for frequent laundering. But it’s good to use in between washings.
Spraying pillows with lavender essential oil spray also seems to prevent that dirty hair smell from lingering in the first place.
It’s really easy to make your own linen and pillow spray. Here’s how.
DIY Linen Spray With Lavender Essential Oil
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It’s really easy to make DIY linen spray. All you need is a clean glass spray bottle and a couple of other ingredients.
I strongly suggest putting your spray in a glass bottle instead of a plastic one. That’s because essential oils are volatile aromatics. So they can eat away at plastic.
You can also use other types of fresh smelling oils, such as lemon essential oil. But I highly recommend lavender essential oil because it’s so good at masking unpleasant odors.
Also, lavender has long been used as a natural sleep remedy. So it makes a lot of sense to put it in your pillow spray.
Just so you know. I do not use the overpriced multilevel marketing essential oils for my DIY linen spray. Nor do I use these MLM brands for personal care either.
I’ve found that I don’t need to buy them. Because excellent products also exist outside of the multilevel marketing networks. So don’t feel as if you absolutely must use an MLM essential oil brand in your linen spray.
I’ve used both Plant Therapy lavender essential oil and Aura Cacia lavender essential oil in my linen spray recipes and for other household projects. Both work just fine.
It’s also a good idea to add some alcohol free witch hazel to your linen spray as a preservative.
How To Make Linen Spray With Essential Oils
Essential oils are so useful and DIY linen spray is yet another example of how they can be used.
So here’s how to make non-toxic all natural linen spray:
- Take an empty and clean 16 ounce glass spray bottle. If you don’t already own one, glass spray bottles are available online.
- Add 2 ounces of alcohol-free witch hazel to the empty spray bottle.
- Then fill the bottle almost to the top with water. Leave enough room for essential oils.
- Add 30 drops of lavender essential oil. (You can get it here)
Your spray should last about two months before it needs to be replaced with fresh spray. You can also refrigerate your spray in warmer weather.
Use your spray to freshen pillowcases and linen as needed.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.