Use homemade lavender linen spray on your bed pillows for a good night’s sleep! Lavender essential oil is believed to contain sedating properties.
Hello, Ideas for the Home readers! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage, and I’m back again this month sharing an easy recipe for homemade lavender linen spray. Just a couple of sprays on your bed pillow and you’ll have the best night’s sleep!
Important Information About Essential Oils
Although I haven’t actually jumped on the essential oil bandwagon (for a number of reasons), I do believe that essential oils can be used effectively in our homes. There are a few key elements to keep in mind when making homemade lavender linen spray.
- Exact measurements are important.
- Ratios are important.
- Quality products are important.
Here are a few resources I came across in my research. Maybe they’ll be beneficial to you as well.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
- National Center for Biotechnology Information
Alright, with all the important, mumbo jumbo legal stuff out of the way, let’s take a closer look at this DIY Lavender Linen Spray. You’ll be having a better night’s sleep in no time!
Use Lavender Linen Spray for a Good Night’s Sleep
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Although there is a lot we don’t know about essential oils in general and lavender essential oil specifically, there is a scientific suggestion that lavender essential oil is an excellent natural remedy to treat insomnia and improve the quality of sleep.
What I do know for sure, is that I can certainly use a good night’s sleep these days! With so much going on in this world during these uncertain times, the worry and uncertainty can prey on our minds and interrupt our natural sleep cycles.
So, would you like to have a better night’s sleep? Would someone you care about benefit from a good night’s sleep? Then this DIY Lavender Essential Oil just might be the solution!
How to Make Your Very Own DIY Lavender Linen Spray
Lavender linen spray can be used on your bed pillow at night to help you sleep better. Just give a spritz or two on your bed pillow before going to bed. It can also be used to freshen up your linen or anywhere you’d like to add fresh scent or provide a relaxing aroma.
What you need:
- kitchen scale
- liquid measuring cup
- 4 oz amber glass spray bottles
- labels and/or gift tags
- Avery 2″x2″ labels
Ingredients listed are for one 4 oz spray bottle. If making more than 4 oz of lavender linen spray, simply pour the ingredients into a glass measuring cup and then use a small funnel to pour into the glass spray bottles.
- 1 oz isopropyl alcohol, ethanol or grain alcohol 0.12 oz (approx. 20 drops)
- lavender essential oil
- 2.88 oz distilled water
For best results, use a kitchen scale to measure the ingredients. 25% of the whole formula should be comprised of alcohol and 75% distilled water. Subtract the percentage of essential oil you want to use from the water. By using percentages, you can make any size batch you want simply by using a little multiplication.
1. Combine isopropyl alcohol & lavender essential oil.
Remember that using exact measurements will produce the best results.
Using a kitchen scale, measure out 1 oz isopropyl alcohol. Pour the alcohol into a 4 oz glass spray bottle.
The alcohol solubilizes the essential oil so that it can be blended or diluted by the water without separating. As you know, water and oil don’t mix. Adding the alcohol fixes this problem and also serves as a preservative and disinfectant. (To the best of my understanding.)
Add 0.12 oz of lavender essential oil. Gently shake to combine. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to 1 hour. This will give the solubilizing process a chance to work its scientific magic.
2. Add distilled water
Add 2.88 oz of distilled water to the 4 oz glass spray bottle. Shake gently to combine. Affix lid to bottle.
Your DIY Lavender Linen Spray is ready to use! You can keep a bottle by your bedside, in your linen closet, in your car and even gift it to family and friends.
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