Lavender is known for its wonderful aroma and soothing benefits. You can make this spray for ironing, to freshen sheets and towels in the linen closet, on old linens to freshen them, as an air freshner and on your pillowcase just before going to bed -it will relax you and help you fall asleep.
Ingredients for a 5 ounce bottle:
4 ounces of distilled water (tap water will cause it to become cloudy)
1 ounce of 100 proof vodka or ethanol (rubbing alc0hol -do not use isoproyl)10 drops of lavender essential oil
5 ounce spray bottle ( dark glass works the best)
Mix the essential oil into the alcohol, the alcohol will take on the scent of the oil. Slowly add the distilled water stirring constantly. Fill the bottle.
Store in a cool dark place and shake well before using. Test on fabric in an inconspicious spot before spraying the entire piece.
Other non staining essential oils such as juniper, eucalyptus, rosewood or peppermint can be substituted for the lavender.
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