wild ideas

laundry spray

Lavender is around in abundance at the moment and smells absolutely delicious as we brush past it beside pathways and in gardens. It often attracts bees and has many uses both fresh and in its dried form.

you will need

  • 125ml of witch hazel ( you can use pure vodka instead)

  • 75ml of distilled water

  • 1 tsp of Gluconolactone & Sodium Benzonate  GSB- ( This is optional, but is a natural antibacterial preservative, so will enable your spray to last longer) 

 

getting started

You can check out our apricot and lavender desert recipe or our lavender sugar recipe, but we thought we would share something a little different with you - Lavender Laundry Spray.

 

This laundry spray can incorporate any of your favourite scents and essential oils, but we LOVE using lavender because it has loads of calming health benefits, aids relaxation and sleep and this makes it perfect to spray on towels, pillows and linen to freshen it up when it comes out of the cupboard and to make your room smell wildly delicious!

1. Mix the GSB with the witch hazel until dissolved and then add the distilled water. Pour into a mixing jug and then add essential oils of your choice.

2. We used 25 drops of lavender, 20 drops of lemon oil and 10 of rosemary oil, but you can mix up any combination you fancy - go wild and experiment with a few!

3. You can add sprigs of lavender of rosemary to your bottle to make it look pretty and enhance the smell too if you like and why not make a pretty label and gift a bottle to a friend or family member, these make unusual and useful presents.

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NOTE

It is best to avoid using the spray on very delicate fabrics like silk or anything sheer. The oil can mark some fabrics if it is applied in a concentrated format, so test a patch first and spritz it from a distance.

The spray is great to use on bedding and towels, but can also be used to freshen up curtains or cushions on sofas too.

Extension

As well as lavender, you could use rose oil and rose petals that have been dried and give a floral feel to your spray instead?

 

Thats it!…. your own wild laundry spray.