Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need trendy decor or expensive candles to create the right mood. And while a carefully crafted playlist can add to the ambiance, there’s an even easier way to restore balance, wake up the wanderlust, or freshen your outlook: aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a mood master. The right scent can transport you to faraway places, help you relive magical moments, or boost your motivation. Set the mood—or cater to your current one—with a bottle of essential oil-infused DIY linen spray.
How to make DIY linen spray
Whether your state of mind calls for the soothing scent of Clary Sage or the heartening aroma of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™**, you can answer the call with a quick and easy DIY linen spray.
4 ounces distilled water
2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
35-45 drops essential oil
1. Put witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.*
2. Add essential oils (see below for scent ideas).
3. Add water and shake well.
4. Lightly mist your linens.
*Because oil and water don’t mix, witch hazel and rubbing alcohol act as emulsifiers to help the ingredients combine.
YL tip: Always shake your linen spray before using it to maximize the scent.
Question: Do essential oils stain?
Some oils have a naturally dark color due to their constituents. Check out our guide on which essential oils stain before spritzing with those scents.
To play it safe, go with these tried and tested linen spray recipes. The oils are diluted enough that they shouldn’t stain your linens. We tested these sprays on clean, white tissues to ensure they didn’t leave a trace of anything other than a lovely scent. We still recommend doing a spot test before using the sprays to make sure they won’t discolor table runners and terrycloth towels.
See the images below for recipes:
Need even more scentspiration? Try a bottle of Thieves® Household Cleaner. With one bottle, you can make 29 different DIY cleaners! If you discover an especially tough stain while tidying up, try this DIY stain remover packed with pure essential oils.