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DIY Lavender Linen Spray

I’ve mentioned in a few of my recent pregnancy updates that I’ve been having trouble sleeping. While I have been sleeping better lately, I still haven’t been sleeping like I’m used to. Some nights I just can’t get to sleep (either sleep has escaped me or I start thinking about all the baby-related things I need to accomplish), other nights I wake up sweating or I’ll wake up and have to pee and simply can’t get back to sleep.

I need my sleep. When I don’t get enough sleep, the next day drags by and I find it tough to focus or get anything completed. It feels as if I’m having to mentally, and psychically, trudge through quicksand.

So I ended up throwing together a quick spray with lavender essential oil to use on my bed linens. I sprayed it on my mattress/mattress pad, sheets, and comforter but avoided spraying it on my pillows just because I didn’t want to overwhelm my sensitive pregnancy nose.

Lavender is a great essential oil to use to help you sleep and its calming scent also helps to relieve stress and reduce anxious feelings. It’s one of the oils that I keep on hand almost all of the time, not only for personal use, but for use in the products that I create for The Southern Belle’s Garden.

– For example, my Lavender and Calendula Hand Salve –

It’s commonly believed that some essential oils are safe to use (in moderation) during the second and third trimester but make sure to ask your doctor before using. Lavender is considered to be one of the more acceptable essential oils because of its gentle nature, but many avoid it during the first trimester. Also, avoid using essential oils in areas where pets are – cats especially can have adverse effects to some oils. Do your research!

Ready to give it a shot?

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

makes about 4 ounces

  • 1 ounce witch hazel
  • 10-15 drops lavender essential oil (I tend to lean a little more to the 15 drops but for a lighter scent, use closer to 10 drops.)
  • 3 ounces distilled water

Combine all of the ingredients into a small spray bottle and shake well before using.

Spray on your pillows, sheets, towels – I’ve even sprayed this on our couch cushions when I thought that they needed a pick me up. This spray will keep indefinitely and I store mine in a small glass spray bottle either in the medicine cabinet or on my headboard for quick access.

30 Comments

  1. Omg, I love anytbing lavender. It definitely does it’s job. It’s so relaxing.

  2. I love lavender, it is so relaxing ! I spray it on my bedsheets and sometimes on my laundry too. Thanks for sharing those tips!

  3. This sounds like a great idea for people that enjoy lavender. I’m personally not a fan, but I may have to try something similar with chamomile.

  4. I need to spray this in our rooms on our linens. I didn’t even know I could do that. I buy loads of lavender essential oils for stress relief from chronic pain.

  5. Lavender is so relaxing. I personally cannot handle a strong scent of it but it smells nice when it’s faint. 🙂

  6. I use a rose linen spray, on my linen and on my clothes.

  7. We recently started using Doterra Lavender in a spray and love it!

  8. I love the scents of lavender on my linen. I really like how easy this DIY is. Lavender is relaxing and it does help with my sleep.

  9. I must try this out! I love the scent of lavender. I’ve never tried to make my own spray before.

  10. I love lavender! Thanks for the DIY tip. Will surely try this on weekends.

  11. I remember the time when my wee one still in me gave me trouble sleeping. Now she just kick me in her sleep lol. I love lavender and hope this will help you.

  12. I love this! I have just been diffusing my oils lately – love the idea of spraying it on my sheets. I’m definitely going to be trying this 🙂

  13. This sounds easy to do! I love lavender, and I bet spraying it on my blankets would be so relaxing!

  14. I always have a hard time sleeping and these seems simple enough to make. I am going to have to give this a try.

  15. This sounds like such a great idea! I haven’t done anything like this. Well, I also sleep the minute I fall on the bed because well, work & life. But, it’s wonderful that it’s working for you, especially through your pregnancy! 🙂

  16. I had someone make something similar to this for my birthday one year. It’s seriously the most amazing thing ever.

  17. Oh I love lavender. I need to make this for my kiddos – our bedtime overnight is a struggle. Totally need to try this out!

  18. Oh i will surely try this! Thanks a lot for sharing! Really!

  19. I make this to help me sleep. There’s something so soothing about the scent.

  20. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I absolutely love lavender and it really makes everything smell so fresh!

  21. This is awesome. I’m currently in that lacking sleep pregnancy mode. I love lavender and will need to try this.

  22. I absolutely love the smell of lavender! It has to be one of my favorites. However, I’m allergic when it touches my skin. 🙁

  23. I am a massive fan of Lavender and didn’t even think of making this up myself! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  24. I am so into essential oils. Yay another DIY thing to do with essential oils good for the home!

  25. confettiandbliss

    October 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Ahhh…Your post came at the perfect time! Quite a while ago I was gifted a small bottle of DIY lavender linen spray and loved it. But now I need more. I’ve always wondered how to make it at home. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  26. I love lavender! It’s great for helping me relax!

  27. I love DIY’s and essential oils . So this one is perfect for me. Am surely gonna try this on a weekend

  28. Omg I love anything lavender… This spray sounds interesting… I would love to try it 😀

  29. I love lavender and I love that it’s do it yourself. I will definitely try this out!

  30. A DIY Spray? I bet your clothes and furniture smell amazing

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