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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