DIY Natural Linen Spray – Non-Toxic with Essential Oils

Here is a simple, natural, non-toxic spray for linens like bed sheets, mattresses, upholstery, carpet, curtains and more! Comes with a free printable label.

DIY Natural Linen Spray - Freshen Your Linens, and Kill Dust Mites, Mold, Mildew & Germs at the Same Time!

This spray is so versatile and it’s super easy to make! Took me about a minute to put it together.

Safe and Pure

Think of it like Febreeze, but WAY WAY less toxic. This is the perfect and safe alternative, especially when there are folks around who have asthma, allergies, sensitive skin, or are sensitive to chemical fumes. It harnesses the powerful of essential oils (learn all about EO’s here) by deodorizing and killing bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, fungi and even dust mites!

How to Use This Spray

Just spray directly on the fabric to freshen:

  • Mattresses (Can also kill bed bugs by increasing the ratio of essential oils!)
  • Pillows (especially great for those that can’t be washed)
  • Bed sheets (Know how they get that oily body smell, even after washing in hot water? Use this to kick that smell to the curb!)
  • Curtains (especially great for those that can’t be washed)
  • Furniture upholstery  (Stinky spot, stain or spill? Use this to get rid of the smell.)
  • Carpet and rugs (get rid of that stinky spot or just keep it smelling fresh)
  • Car seats & upholstery (perfect since it can’t be washed)

Another idea to use in conjunction with this spray is my homemade baking soda sprinkle (see recipe here) to get out really stinky stuff.

Essential Oils for DIY Linen Spray

Here are the essential oils you could use for the spray – any of them will do, by my favorite is Purification and Lavender combined.

The Recipe

Yield: 4 ounces

  • 1 4 ounce glass bottle (where to buy)
  • 30 drops of any of the following oils (my favorite combo is 15 drops Purification and 15 drops Lavender) – Purification, Thieves, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon (where to buy high quality essential oils)
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (this helps the oils to dissolve and be dispersed throughout the solution)
  • 6 tablespoons water

Mix all in a glass bottle (not plastic, essential oils destroy plastic!). Shake before using and spray to your heart’s content!

Best part about this spray is that it fills up the whole room with a heavenly scent and smells like you’ve diffused the oils. It puts me in a great mood!

DIY Linen Spray Label PrintableThe Free Printable Label – Click Here

How to print: Make sure to unclick, Print to Fill Page, and print with Avery Labels 80508 – round scallops (where to buy). Or, just print it like I did on plain paper cut out a circle or a square from the label and tape on. Either will do!

See all my essential oil recipes here!

How to Purchase High Quality Essential Oils through My Merry Messy Life



About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. How do you know the SPF of the homemade sunscreen ?

  2. Any other alternative to using vodkain the diy linen spray?

  3. Can I use this on my dog’s bed? Is it non-toxic to pets too?

    • Yes! Great idea! Essential oils are safe for dogs, though I haven’t done much research on which oils aren’t safe, but I do know you should stay away from citrus – no Lemon, Orange, Citrus Fresh, etc.

  4. Thank you for another wonderful DIY suggestion Sara. This will be fun to explore. I am finally getting into using essential oils after researching for some time and this will be the first thing I make! Just got my glass spray bottles in today! No more paying ridiculous amounts of money for lavender linen spray for me ..

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