Sunday, June 13, 2010

Excuse to Iron?

That's right.  I said it.  And I was only 80% kidding.  I do, sort of, like to iron if I can make whatever I'm ironing smell like lavender mint linen water at the same time.  Linen Water.  Who needs febreeze when I can use this diy linen water recipe as linen spray, room spray, couch and carpet freshener, and since I keep it in my bedroom I often spray our bed while I'm making it up.  Mmmm ... fresh sheets even when they're not fresh.  Tricky.   

and yes mom, I make my bed.

I wish you could smell it, but here's the recipe for my DIY Linen Water:

Dump the following into a spray bottle (dollar store) and shake before each use

1/4c Vodka
3c water (distilled if you happen to have it kicking around - I certainly don't)
100 drops of Lavender essential oil
5-10 drops of peppermint, rosemary or basil essential oil

You can tell from the vodka bottle how much linen water I must go through.  I really like to iron. 


  1. Ya right that's where all the Vodka is going.

  2. While we stay at your place i'm definitely going to take notice. Febreeze irritates my eyes and kinda grosses me out cause some people think it is an alternative to laundry. but this 'freshening' idea seems much better!

  3. Mmmmm. I can almost smell it from here!

    So you actually make your bed? When did you learn that skill? Smile.


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