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Lavender Water for Linens

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lavenderfieldWhen it is hot and humid our bed linens can get sticky and need freshening. I love to do this with lavender water, although you can use other essential oils that appeal to you. As aromatherapy lavender is known to be balancing and calming, perfect for the bedroom.

Hand sprinkle or place in an old-fashioned ironing sprinkler bottle or clean spray bottle. You’ll want to sprinkle the mixture lightly on on sheets, towels, blankets, and other linens to freshen. If you iron your linens, sprinkle before ironing.

1 teaspoon (100 drops) lavender essential oil
1 oz. 80+ proof vodka
2 cups distilled water

Combine ingredients in a glass jar, spray bottle, or ironing sprinkler. Cover and shake.
Mix with distilled water.

Shake well before each use.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).


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