This blog will go step by step on how to make a spray with lavender, what you need, and the best uses to help you stay calm.
What You’ll Need
The nice thing about creating lavender oil is that you won’t need too much to complete the process. In fact, you are likely to have most of the items on hand.
1. 16-Ounce Spray Bottle
While this recipe will make a little more than 16-ounces of spray, you can also separate the substance if you want to store it in smaller sizes. Many people prefer the 2-ounce bottle or 4-ounce bottle sizes. Glass spray bottles will work best.
2. Non-Reactive Bowl or Pot
This is to mix each of the simple ingredients without altering the lavender mixture.
1. Distilled Water
Use distilled water over tap water because it is chemical-free and will give you a better end product. Use 2 cups (16 fluid ounces) of water for this recipe.
2. Vodka, Witch Hazel, or Rubbing Alcohol
Use 3 tablespoons of vodka, witch hazel, or rubbing alcohol to help dissolve the lavender oil into the spray.
3. Lavender Essential Oil
Whether you make your own lavender essential oil or you purchase a bottle from a reputable source, it is the key ingredient in making a spray with the floral light scent. You will want to use between 20 and 40 drops of lavender essential oil depending on how strong you want the spray.
1. Lavender Flowers
If you want, you can crush some lavender buds to sprinkle into your spray. You should note that this could clog your spray nozzle. The buds can either be store-bought or come from a lavender plant that you care for.
2. Lavender Tea
You can optionally create a lavender tea with the carrier oils and lavender buds before creating the lavender sleep spray. This will give your spray a fresh lavender scent that it otherwise might not have.
How to Make a Homemade Spray with Lavender Oil
To make a homemade lavender linen spray, you will need to complete the following:
Create the lavender tea using dry lavender flowers and your choice of vodka, witch hazel, or rubbing alcohol. Strain out the buds with a cheesecloth, keeping the concentrated lavender mixture.
Combine the liquid ingredients together, adding the drops of lavender oil a little at a time until you get the aroma of lavender you want.
Mix the ingredients together well, then funnel the natural ingredients into the glass bottle of your choice.
Use the bottle of lavender spray as a body mist or spray it on your throw pillows or the items in your linen closet.
Store your spray bottle in a dry, dark space when it isn’t in use. It has an indefinite shelf life.
Best Uses for a Lavender Oil Spray
Lavender spray is a nice natural alternative to store-bought air fresheners. Creating your own spray is a cheap, simple way to make your home smell better and also work as a great natural insect repellent.
Here are a few of the best ways you can use this soothing lavender spray:
1. Lavender Linen Spray
Many people swear by the benefits of lavender, including the ability to offer you restful sleep. Use your spray bottle to mist your linen so that you and your family can experience sweet dreams as you sleep tight.
2. Hair Growth
For years, people have claimed that lavender tonic can help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Mist your scalp with lavender to reap its benefits.
3. Homemade Pillow Mist
Using a lavender pillow mist can work in the way it does for linens. It will help soothe you into sleep at night with the fresh lavender scent.
4. Room Spray
This lavender mixture is also a very popular choice for a room spray. All you need to do to freshen the air around you is to mist it. Store a bottle or two in problem scent areas such as your bathroom or the mudroom.
5. Body Mist
Many people love the scent of lavender and using it as body mist is a natural way to enjoy the scent and allow you to smell a little fresher.