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Q: Making Linen Water ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Making Linen Water
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: boopsie1-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Jun 2004 14:30 PDT
Expires: 06 Jul 2004 14:30 PDT
Question ID: 357279
I bought a spray bottle of Egyptian Cotton Linen Spray and would love
to know how to make it...This product is made by Commonwealth Gardens.
Its quite expensive and would rather make it myself.  Thanks so much,
Subject: Re: Making Linen Water
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 06 Jun 2004 15:04 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi  boopsie1,

Home & Garden Television (HGTV)

Linen Water
by Natasha Palewandrem

Bring the Mediterranean fields of lavender or the honeyed rose scents
of Grasse indoors with your own homemade linen water!

Infuse your linens with the scents of summer bottled to last the whole
year. Whether adding a sumptuous touch to bedding, or creating a
personalized gift for a friend, these heavenly scents are sure to
impress! While linen water can be purchased, it is cost-effective,
creative and satisfying to create your own with this ultra-simple


Glass or plastic bottles with caps (or spray bottle)

Essential oil (try lavender or rose for traditional scents, jasmine or
plumeria blossom for exotic scents)
90 ml non-flavoured, high proof vodka (approx. 3oz)
750 ml distilled water (approx. 25 oz) 


If you are using a glass bottle, sterilize it with boiling water. If
you are using a plastic bottle, pour a little very hot water into your
container to rinse it. Let it dry before mixing your linen water.
In the cooled bottle, mix the vodka and 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential
oil together. Close the bottle and shake it well to mix the oil with
the alcohol. (The alcohol emulsifies the oil so you will have an
evenly mixed solution.)

Add the 750 ml of distilled water to the bottle. Close the container
and shake again to mix the scent and the water.

Use your linen water when making the bed, pressing your linens or
simply by misting the air to freshen a room. You can also try misting
linen water while you are ironing or try adding a little into your
dryer while your table linens are drying. You can store your linen
water for 6 to 8 months. Cap your bottles tightly and store them in a
cool corner to make them last.

HINT: Lavender and rose oils in pure form are safe for use on skin, so
your linen water can scent your face cloths, your pillows or even your

(LAVENDER LINEN WATER - Lavender repels moths and smells great.)


Lavender Linen Water - by Annie Berthold-Bond, Producer,
Green Living Channels

Simple Solution
As far back as ancient Egyptian and Greek times, people used lavender,
rosemary, tansy, and other herbs for cleaning.

They freshened their linens by placing fragrant sachets, herbs, and
flowers in drawers and closets. Homes were "sweetened" with garlands
of lavender and mint.

With this simple formula you can "sweeten" your linens, too, and if
you aren't sensitive to essential oils, even use it to freshen and
uplift rooms.

Sprinkle on sheets or other other linens to freshen. Spray onto linens
before ironing.

1 teaspoon (100 drops) lavender essential oil 
5-10 drops peppermint, spearmint or rosemary essential oil (optional)
2 oz. 80+ proof vodka 
24 oz. distilled water 

Pour essential oils and vodka into a bottle, cap and shake to
emulsion. Mix with distilled water.

The mix will cloud, and eventually separate.

Shake well before each use.

Best regards,
boopsie1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Great Thank you so much just what I was looking for and was done so
quickly!!!Booisie1 I have filled this out once and it came back saying
correct errors I could not find any errors...So I am repeating myself.

Subject: Re: Making Linen Water
From: tlspiegel-ga on 06 Jun 2004 17:59 PDT
Hi boopsie1,

Thank you very much for the 5 star rating, comments and generous tip!  :)

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Making Linen Water
From: boopsie1-ga on 04 Apr 2005 20:48 PDT
Hi tlspiegel-ga,
Thank you so very much for your comment and information re: The Linen Water.
Please add an additional $3.00 to the answer for tlspiegel-ga.
Boopsie 1

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