Make your bed smell fresh with a homemade scented spritzer
Keep your bed smelling fresh in-between sheet changes, with a natural alternative to chemical-based air fresheners.
Don’t you love the smell of clean sheets? But what do you do in-between those sheet changes? I don’t like using the chemical air fresheners like Fabreeze or Lysol. I found an alternative.
Use essential oils to make a bed spritzer, that will be both healthier and better for the environment. It’s easy to do.
IMPORTANT WARNING: Before you start using your spritzer. You should always do a test of your mixture to ensure you don’t have a negative or allergic reaction to the essential oil. Do your test before you spray it on your bed. Try putting it on a towel, let it dry and then press it against a small portion of your skin.
What will you need?
- A plastic spray bottle
- Your favorite essential oil(s)
NOTE: Some people use a tablespoon of alcohol or vodka in their recipe. It helps the mix dry faster when sprayed. I don’t use it.
How to mix it?
- Take your spray bottle and add drops of essential oil. Around 15 – 25 drops depending on your preference (start small you can always add more)
- Fill the bottle with water. (Leave some room for the essential oil and water to mix)
- Shake the bottle to mix the contents.
- Set your bottle to “mist” and it’s ready
What are some good essential oils?
You can play around with your mixture, to get just the right scent for you. Many essential oils have beneficial properties. Here are some good essential oils to use.
- Tea Tree
- Peppermint / Mint
My Bed Spritzer Mix
I use the following mix.
- 20 oz Spray Bottle
- 15 drops Tea Tree oil
- 15 Drops Lavender oil
My mix is designed to get rid of odor and bacteria. The essential oils in the mixture have the following properties:
- Tea Tree Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and a fungicide
- Lavender Oil is a disinfectant, antiseptic, antifungal and can be calming
If you would like more information on the properties of essential oils, here is a good link.