The energizing DIY linen spray Joanna Gaines uses to keep her sheets fresh


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If the definition of #homegoals ever gets added to the dictionary, Joanna Gaines‘ photo will be right next to it. The queen of HGTV’s Fixer Upper has been dispensing life-changing design expertise for years and she singlehandedly introduced a nation to shiplap. In addition to helping people design the new house of their dreams with her TV show, she’s full of everyday advice to make any home appeal to the senses, from color with wall paint to scented linen spray.

Store-bought linen spray is jam-packed with a long list of weird ingredients, though—and creating your own natural variety is simple, which is why Gaines always has some on hand in her own home. “I love using it to refresh the linens in the spare bedroom when we’re expecting a guest so the whole room smells fresh when they arrive,” Gaines writes on her blog. “I also like to give the folded towels and throw blankets in my linen closet a quick spritz if they’ve been sitting for long periods of time.”

There are two combos Gaines swears by when it comes to breathing new life into your linens, both of which use essential oils you probably already have in your collection. If you want to energize your space with a zesty citrus mix, Gaines recommends combining 10 drops of lemon essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel, and filtered water in an amber glass spray bottle, which “helps protect the aromatic and therapeutic properties of your essential oils,” she says. For something more calming, combine 7 drops of rose essential oil, 1 teaspoon of witch hazel, and filtered water in a 4-ounce bottle. Easy peasy.

After you’ve finished your bottles, shake ’em up and use them on really anything you want: furniture, pet beds, pillows—any fabric in need of a refresh. Your home will be Gaines-approved in no time.

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