Lavender is calming, cooling, and smells just like purple should smell. Isn’t that what you want to fall asleep to?
Linen water is a lightly scented mixture that can be added to a rinse cycle while washing, sprayed on just before ironing, or used to freshen up bed sheets, pillows, or clothes. It is designed to give a subtle perfume (no choking on overpowering scents here) and is traditionally used with a lavender oil on bedsheets to aid in relaxation. To make your own, you will need:
- 20-30 drops lavender essential oil (suit to taste)
- 3 tbsp. vodka (any inexpensive brand will do)
- 2 c. distilled water
Vodka acts as an emulsifier to keep the lavender oil and water mixed. It is important to use distilled or well-filtered water to avoid any mold growing in the bottle. Mix the vodka and essential oil together, then add water and pour into a spray bottle. You can use any essential oil or mixture of oils you like. Rosemary and thyme blend well with lavender, and a lemon rind would add a beautiful accent to a bottle of lemon spray given as a gift.