make your own linen sprayI love the crisp smell of fresh, right out of the dryer, sheets. Unfortunately, that special smell is like Cinderella and usually only lasts one night.

That's why I like spritzing a little bit of linen spray on the bed on special evenings. I like to look at it as a little indulgence for myself, even though it doesn't really cost anything. Why doesn't it? Because I make my own.

What you will need:

  • 1 medium-sized spray bottle (make sure it can hold at least three cups of fluid)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 ounces of rubbing alcohol
  • 70 drops of an essential oil (lavendar is my favorite)

Mix the 1 1/2 cups of water with the 2 oz. of rubbing alcohol inside the spray bottle. Stir the mixture a few times with the spoon or stir stick.

Next add your essential oils. Ones that contain astringent properties will keep your clothes and linens smelling fresher longer.

After adding the drops of essential oil, mix the blend with the spoon or stir stick. Replace the head on the spray bottle, shake the bottle and you are ready to go.

**For an even cheaper option, instead of using oils, take fresh flowers or herbs of your choice and soak them in the water first for about ten minutes, then strain the plant matter out and use the water in the recipe as you would normally.

What's your favorite scent? Do you like using sprays to keep your clothing and linens smelling fresh?