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Lemon Basil Linen Spray

As the end of summer nears, we've been doing a "summer cleaning" so to speak. After three months of sandy feet, muddy garden clothes, and wet bathing suits, our room needed a cleaning overhaul. Our bed, unfortunately, bore the brunt of this mess as it ended up being a dumping ground for all of our clutter without a home. That's why when we stripped our bed and swapped out our linens, we crafted this linen spray to freshen up our sheets--oh, buying storage for our clutter helped too :) This spray is a great alternative to chemical-based sprays like Fabreez and is just as effective. We really like the fresh, lemon basil scent and others do too--they make great gifts! See below for the instructions.



  • 16 oz Spray Bottle
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water, Divided into 3/4 Cup and 1/2 Cup 
  • 4 Tablespoons of Dried Basil  
  • Coffee Filter
  • Funnel
  • 1 Tablespoon Vodka
  • 5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil


    Step 1.) In a small pot, bring 1/2 cup water to boil. Add your 4 Tablespoons of dried basil to the water and let steep for a few minutes. 
    Step 2.) In another pot, bring 3/4 cups of water to a boil. 
    Step 3.) Line your funnel with a coffee filter and place funnel in your opened spray bottle.
    Step 4.) Pour in your steeped basil water mixture into the funnel, making sure that the coffee filter catches the tiny pieces of basil. Remove the filter.
    Step 5.) Pour in the boiling water, vodka, and essential oil.
    Step 6.) Put on the spray bottle top and shake to mix. 
    Do you ever "summer clean"?
    Emily + Erick