In the ideal world, everyone’s surroundings would smell lovely and enchanting. Nobody wants to sniff foul scents, though, especially in the home, office, or other storefront. That’s why people purchase chemical air fresheners or sprays to mist around as they please. What they don’t know is that many of those sprays have harmful chemicals that can disrupt endocrine function. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Using a homemade linen spray is a great, chemical-free way to freshen up the indoor environment. Making a bed with fragrant sheets and drying yourself with scented towels is easily achievable with some essential oils, water, and isopropyl alcohol. Not only are these ingredients safe to use, but they also make your linens smell amazing. You’ll be able to enjoy the soothing scent of lavender and elevating citrus with the use of every linen.
Why Should You Use A Natural Linen Spray?
If you already make your own laundry detergent, you may notice that clothes don’t retain the refreshing scent for very long. This is the only downside to DIY detergent. The upside is that you can easily make a homemade linen spray to mist your clothes, sheets, or towels. It gives them the boost that they need to smell fresh and amazing. You may have to use it twice per week, but it’s worth it to avoid the harmful chemicals in conventional detergents or sprays.
Did you know that the chemicals in some detergents can increase the risk of brain cell death? One study analyzed over 90 different fragrances and found that the chemicals in them may mutate cells or contribute to the development of autism. The study stated that low levels of plasma oxytocin (OXY) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) were reported after exposure to the fragrances. In the study, the researchers observed significant mutagenic and stimulatory effects on fetal neuroblastoma cell lines (NBC). Exposure to femtomolar concentrations of fragrances may result in mutation in the NBC. They have the potential to reduce OXY- and AVP-receptor positive neurons in male NBC. This may contribute to the development of certain male bias autism spectrum disorders.
Do Lemon And Lavender Have Benefits?
There are almost too many benefits to count! Reports show that lavender aroma has the ability to promote a calmer state, inducing relaxation. This may be beneficial for people with high stress or anxiety, or those who have difficulty sleeping. Lemon essential oil has antibacterial properties that help keep surfaces and linens clean. Lemon’s aroma also works to boost mood and awaken the senses. That’s why lavender essential oil is the perfect balancing oil for lemon.
Homemade Linen Spray
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 ounces isopropyl alcohol
- 1.5 cups distilled water
- Spray bottle
- Add the essential oils and rubbing alcohol to a glass measuring cup with a pour spout.
- Pour in the distilled water and stir the mixture to combine the ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake before each use.
How To Use:
- Always shake before you use the spray. You can spray this on your towels hanging in the restroom.
- Spray this on sheets, curtains, or pillows. Or spray it in the toilet before you go number two. It will eliminate foul restroom odors.
- You can even spray it in your car on the seats or floor mats!