Linen Spray

by Andrea Butje on September 4, 2012

I appreciate linen sprays so much that I’ve written three other blog posts with different recipes over the past two years!

You can find those posts here: 8 Hours of Sleep, Dust Mites and Need More Sleep. All three posts have a linen spray recipe or idea for you.

Here I am again. Another linen spray recipe. This one’s a current favorite and I take it with me traveling!

In a 2 oz (60 ml) spray bottle combine:
2 oz (60 ml) Vetiver hydrosol
5 drops Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanoides)
3 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
5 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

I recommend making this product fresh every few weeks, as it does not have a preservative in it.

Along with the aroma sending me right off to sleep, the oils offer immune support. So what’s not to love about linen sprays? Enjoy!

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Donna Chick April 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

Do you have any recommendations on where to buy hydrosols, such as the vetiver listed in your linen spray recipe?


Andrea Butje April 12, 2017 at 11:32 am

Hi Donna!
I can suggest Aromatics or Stillpoint – both carry a wonderful selection of hydrosols.


Natalie Vincent January 3, 2017 at 3:26 am

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for another great recipe combination! I don’t have any hydrosols, so I’ve made room /linen sprays w water and I shake it before use. What ratio would you suggest if I am using water as my “base”?


Andrea Butje January 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Hi Natalie!
Hydrosols are healing, aromatic waters that are the result of the essential oil distillation process. So they still have a lot of healing powers, but they’re gentler. It contains the water soluble parts of the plant being distilled.

A hydrosol is significantly less concentrated than even one drop of essential oil in water. The chemistry is different and while it is not possible to make a hydrosol by using water with the appropriate amount of drops of essential oils you can use water as the base no problem in this linen spray.

When using the same amount of water in place of a hydrosol in a linen spray there is no need to adjust the recipe. Simply shake the linen spray before using.


leeann m craft December 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

What can you use in place of Neroli Andrea?


Andrea Butje December 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Hi Leeann!
I would be happy to suggest a substitute. Could you share with me the recipe you are would like the substitute for?


leeann m craft December 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

It is the Sweet Orange Essential Room & Linen Spray.


Andrea Butje December 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Leann, here are a few options – any would be beautiful!
Geranium or Palmarosa or Ylang Ylang


leeann craft December 10, 2016 at 4:02 am

Thank you so much Andrea. I will enjoy this linen spray.

collee December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm


Is there an alternative to vetiver hydrosol and vetiver essential oil? I have many e.o.s but not this one.


Andrea Butje December 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Hi Collee! You could use Frankincense hydrosol and Frankincense essential oil in place of the Vetiver 🙂


Carrie October 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

I tried making a linen blend with water, vodka and EO. The smell doesn’t seem to last very long at all. I used about 15-30 drops of oil. Any recommendation?


Andrea Butje October 24, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Hi Carrie!
On Pinterest we have a whole board dedicated to Linen Sprays and Rooms Sprays. Here are some great blends to try:


Uma December 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

You mention that That this blend does not have a preservative. What could I use as a preservative and how much to add to this blend.


Andrea Butje December 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

Hi Uma – creating products with a preservative system is a complex chemical process, which depends on many factors including pH, temperature, the container you use, the amount of water in the blend, and the chemical composition of all the other ingredients in your blend. This type of formulating goes beyond the scope of what we teach at Aromahead. I would suggest to make this blend fresh every few weeks so you don’t need a preservative, or you can take a class all about preservatives from Joan Morais here:


Wendy Shaver November 18, 2015 at 12:45 am

I have a grandson that is 10 years of age and every spring and fall he gets whooping cough. Any ideas on oils


Andrea Butje November 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Hi Wendy – Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara) can be a great oil for this as can Thyme ct. linalol, and White Fir. Sweet Orange can be nice to help with respiratory issues. They’re best when diffused or in an inhaler; that way they’re affecting the respiratory system directly.


Lillian Simmons December 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

This blend looks amazing and I want to make it. But, I can’t use Lavender Essential Oil, because I am a breast cancer survivor and was told not to use lavender essential because it has an effect on estrogen. Please recommend a substitute for the lavender oil and the amount to use.Thank for all the wonderful recipes and teaching on the many uses of essential oils, I’m a fan for life!!


Andrea Butje January 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Hi Lillian – you can use Neroli, Rosewood or Frankincense instead of Lavender. You also might be interested in this information from Robert Tisserand regarding Lavender:


sami December 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

Where do you suggest I obtain Vetiver hydrosol?


Andrea Butje December 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Carrie A Groff December 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

Thanks for sharing these! I’m new to essential oils and these recipes are great! Will definitely be using these.


Andrea Butje December 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for the compliment Carrie! If you haven’t checked our free class, Introduction to Essential Oils, I’d definitely recommend it if you’re a beginner! 🙂


Andrea Butje December 12, 2016 at 7:41 pm

My pleasure!


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