DIY linen spray is a scented mixture that you can spritz all around your home to keep your fabrics smelling fresh. Linen spray recipes are made by combining fragrance oils or essential oils with a carrier such as witch hazel, rubbing alcohol or another astringent ingredient.
Our favorite ingredient for making linen spray is Body & Room Spray Base. This perfumery compound is the perfect carrier for any fragrance or essential oil you want to use. In this recipe, we will explain how to make your own DIY linen spray that keeps your home smelling amazing all year round.
Why make your own linen spray?
There are tons of fabric fresheners and linen spray products to choose from at the store. However, making your own is fun because you can fully customize the recipe to create any scent you want. We have literally hundreds of fragrance oils to choose from, or you can get creative by making your own fragrance oil blends too! If you prefer, you can also make linen spray with essential oils rather than fragrance oils. The possibilities are endless!
Another fun reason to make your own linen spray is that you can adjust the strength of the fragrance. If you want a lighter-smelling linen spray, simply use less fragrance. Or if you want a super potent linen spray, you can add up to 25% fragrance to our Room Spray Base. You don’t need to add that much fragrance to make an amazing-smelling linen spray, but you certainly can if you want.
If you sell your handmade creations, linen spray is also one of the easiest products to make. It’s a good way to expand your product line with only a minimal amount of time and effort. Linen sprays are great because they are very appealing to customers on their own. However, they can also introduce customers to your fragrances and get them interested in purchasing more premium items like candles.
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The Easiest Linen Spray Recipe Ever
Making linen spray at home couldn’t be easier. You only need about 10 minutes of time and a few simple ingredients to make your own linen spray! This recipe lists the ingredients and quantities that you will need for a 16 oz batch of linen spray with a 12.5% fragrance load. Simply adjust the amounts accordingly to make a bigger or smaller batch.
Supplies & Ingredients
- 14 oz Room Spray Base
- 2 oz Fragrance Oil *
- 28 oz Mix & Pour Funnel Pitcher
- Digital Scale
- (4) 4oz Aluminum Bullet Bottles (or one 16oz spray bottle)
* We recommend using a skin-safe fragrance oil if you plan on using your linen spray on fabric items that may be touched frequently – such as throw pillows. You can check if a fragrance is skin-safe on the product page.
How to Make Linen Spray Step-By-Step
- Place your mix & pour funnel pitcher on the digital scale and tare it to zero.
- Pour 2 oz of fragrance oil into the funnel pitcher.
- Pour 14 oz of Room Spray Base into the funnel pitcher and stir with a whisk.
- Use the funnel pitcher to pour the mixture into 4 Aluminum Bullet Bottles or one 16 oz bottle. Tip: If selling your linen spray, place the bottles onto the scale before pouring. This ensures you pour exactly the right amount into each bottle.
- Tightly screw on the caps and label your bottles accordingly.
If you want a lighter-smelling linen spray, you can adjust this recipe to use less fragrance and more of the Room Spray Base. On the other hand, you can make a stronger-smelling mixture by using more fragrance. Remember, you can use up to 25% fragrance oil in the Room Spay Base.
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How to Use Linen Spray
Because linen spray recipes contain oil, we don’t recommend holding the spray bottle too close to the fabric that you’re trying to freshen up. Although the oil content is relatively low, staining can still occur if you spritz your linen spray directly onto the surface of fabric.
Instead, we recommend holding the spray bottle at least 12 inches away from fabric surfaces. This allows the mixture to aerosolize more effectively and apply a thin mist onto the fabric rather than depositing any large droplets.
The best way to avoid stains is to use a fine mist spray bottle. There are tons of different types of spray bottles available, but they’re not all created equal. Bottles that create large droplets are more likely to cause staining or discoloration to your fabrics.
To see how a spray bottle will perform, test it out by filling it with water and spraying it onto some fabric from different distances. If you notice large droplets of water landing on the fabric, try to look for a spray bottle that creates a finer mist.
Our aluminum bullet bottles are perfect for making DIY linen spray because they create a very fine mist.
How Much Linen Spray to Use
If you followed our recipe for linen spray, your mixture should smell very strong. With that in mind, you only need to spray a small amount to get a strong scent. We recommend starting with just 1-2 spritzes per item that you want to spray. Spraying too much can create an overwhelming scent. You can always freshen up your linens again if you need to boost the scent. However, it’s more difficult to air out your fabrics if you spray too much at once.
Where to Use Linen Spray
You can spritz this DIY linen spray onto just about any fabric surface. It’s great for freshening up curtains, upholstery, throw pillows and other fabric items. We don’t recommend using linen spray on pillows that you sleep on or other fabric items you might use on your face. Items that contain/come in contact with fragrance oils can be an eye irritant.
It’s a good idea to always do a spot test to ensure your fabric won’t be stained. When using your linen spray on a new surface for the first time, spritz it on an inconspicuous area. If you’re unsure, a great way to use linen spray is to spritz it on the inside of the fabric or the lining/under layer. For example, you may wish to remove the cover of your throw pillows and spritz the inner pillow form rather than the decorative cover. Likewise, you can spritz the inside layer of your curtains.
Not only will this technique help avoid potential stains or discoloration, it can help your fabrics smell fresh longer. When the mixture is sprayed onto surfaces that aren’t touched or moved as often, the scent will not dissipate as quickly.
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