I’m not entirely sure why, but lately I’ve been having trouble getting to sleep. Studies have shown that the aroma of lavender can be instrumental in relaxation. Even the Romans had a thing for using lavender to scent clothing. (There’s a fascinating history of lavender .) Fancy linen spray can be pricey, but if you’re looking for a way to fall asleep at night or just infuse your linen closet with a bit of spring, this super simple project is for you! — Amy Azzarito
See the directions for the spray after the jump . . .
Basically, linen spray is just about mi witch hazel, lavender essential oil and water. And while I’ve recommended distilled water below, you’d be okay to use regular water. (The distilled water, theoretically, will keep your mixture from looking cloudy and keep the sprayer from getting clogged.)
- 8–10 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 tsp witch hazel
- 1 cup distilled water (not pictured)
- small spray bottle
Simply mix everything together. Pour into a small spray bottle. Spritz away!
- white gel pen
To make labels that look like ours, simply cut a rectangle out of the paper and then cut the corners off. You can write the label in chalk, but we liked the look of the fine point gel pen.