Do you have a signature scent for your home? Or a seasonal favorite home scent?
Last week I made a ‘Lavender Vanilla + Lime’ spring blend to spray on our sheets and towels. Ah, it smells so refreshing! Like a late spring day! The simple recipe I used is below.
Recently I mentioned that while I’m not very crafty, I can putter around the house like nobody’s business. A lot of you related to my secret talent, ha! You are my people.
Well, I may not be very crafty, but I actually do have a few things I love making for my home. When I’m puttering around the house, I enjoy making things prettier. Often that means visually, but I like to make my house smell prettier, too.
I shared my love of having signature scents for my home in the very beginning days of the blog (and in my first book Love the Home You Have. Side note: as of yesterday I noticed that book was just $1.99 for the kindle version!).
In my new book Dwelling I talked about how incorporating natural scents into our day-to-day experiences around the home can elevate our sense of well-being! Scents can be inspiring, like a little gift to yourself.
Custom linen and room sprays are easy to put together and fun to make. Unlike more complicated crafts or DIY projects that might result in a frustrating experience (like the time ten or so years ago when I accidentally super-glued my fingers together, hahah, you can read that story here), making a custom linen spray is a simple, enjoyable and relatively hassle-free project.
Creating a signature scent to spray on linens is a home improvement project that makes putterers like me very happy :). Simple joys.
Lavender Vanilla + Lime Linen Spray:
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Stress Away (an essential oil blend with lime and vanilla)
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
Fill the rest with filtered or distilled water
Shake it up and spray away!
I mist this on our sheets (and towels!) before I make the bed and before I go to bed. It smells so dreamy, it really relaxes me and helps me to sleep better!
You can watch me make this spray in my Instagram story highlights here!