DIY Lemon Lavender Linen Spray
Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Is it just me or did the summer weather just come out of nowhere? Not that I am complaining – this sudden jolt of sun is exactly what is needed, especially during this weird time of our lives. But, this does mean that we suddenly have to prepare our homes and our closets to accommodate for the warmer weather. Andrew and I have been slowly checking-off a ‘Quarantine To-Do’ list that we created for ourselves when this whole thing started back in March, and most of the items on our list included “switching-up” our home in preparation for the warm weather – a mini-spring cleaning, if you will. We switched-up our front hall closet, putting away the winter coats and boots, and making space for our spring and summer items. We (and by ‘we’, I mean Andrew) scrubbed our deck, and set-it up so we can enjoy some warm evenings out there once the summer is in full swing. You get the drift.
Well, if you are anything like us, I’m sure you’ve already started tackling your to-do list and started preparing your home for the warm weather.
When cleaning your home, it's important to be aware that the products you use are equally as important as the actual cleaning itself.
Unfortunately, not only does our regular chain grocery stores carry a plethora of chemical-laden cleaning products, but I feel like COVID has made everyone completely crazy when it comes to destroying germs within our homes. While taking necessary precautions when you are out-and-about is important, it is still important to not forget that most conventional cleaning products make our homes dirtier by leaving behind a toxic train of chemicals. The good news is, there is a way to find a happy medium.
So, what is so bad about conventional cleaning products?
According to the Environment Working Group, they investigated more than 2,000 cleaning supplies on the American market and “found that many contain substances linked to serious health problems,” and that they are linked to numerous long term health problems, including respiratory illnesses and hormone disruption. (EWG)
Some prominent health issues that have been linked to conventional cleaning products is the development of asthma in otherwise healthy individuals, as well as the inclusion of “preservatives that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.” Not only that, but as toxic scent ingredients are not required to be listed on the label of conventional cleaning products, we have no idea what chemicals are used to make our houses smell ‘lemony fresh’.
Enter this super simple DIY Lemon Lavender Linen Spray. This spray is perfect to implement into your regular cleaning routine, and the subtle lemon-lavender scent will help your house smell fresh, without the toxic chemicals. This spray is great to use for anything that you either can’t wash frequently, or can’t be washed at all – heavy curtains, duvets, pillows, couches, and dog beds. You can also use this to freshen up your summer wardrobe without wasting the water to wash everything in your machine – it’s a win-win!
16oz Lemon Lavender Linen Spray
16 oz. glass spray bottle 12 drops of lemon essential oil
12 drops of lavender essential oil 3 Tbsp witch hazel (can be found at any health food store) Filtered or distilled Water
Begin by adding the essential oil directly into your spray bottle. Add the witch hazel, which helps emulsify the essential oils. Next, fill the rest of the bottle with room temperature filtered or distilled water.
Put the nozzle on and shake thoroughly. Spray on duvets, pillows, curtains, throws, couches and pet beds. This can be used on most fabrics, but do a spot test first just to be sure.