This might be shocking but I actually never even knew lavender could put you to sleep until I heard about it at Bath & Body Works! That’s so funny to me because they sell a pillow mist that smells nothing like real lavender. Today I will be sharing a super simple Linen/Room Spray recipe that you can easily make at home and not worry about unwanted chemicals in the finished product. First I will go over some of the supplies I use since I have received some questions regarding bottles I put essential oils into.
99% of the time I use distilled water when I use essential oils in the recipe. If you use regular tap water not only does it make the whole solution a cloudy mess, but tap water contains all types of junk you don’t want in your sprays. If you don’t have distilled water on hand go ahead and boil some water and let it cool. I just buy distilled water since I can get 4L for under 2 bucks.
Dark Glass Bottles
It’s very important to always use dark glass bottles anytime your using essential oils. Sunlight will degrade the essential oils and if you use plastic bottles the essential oil will literally break down and melt the bottle! Trust me I’ve learned the hard way.
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil (I buy mine here)
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) witch hazel or vodka (I buy mine here)
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) distilled water
- Small funnel
- Small jar with tight-fitting lid
- Dark glass spray bottle (I buy mine here)
- In the jar, combine the witch hazel or vodka and the lavender essential.
- Place the lid on tightly and shake well for 15-20 seconds to combine the two. Why? Well, the essential oil won’t distribute into the water on its own, but when diluted in the witch hazel or vodka, it will mix in.
- Carefully use a funnel to transfer the mixture to a spray bottle.