DIY Lavender Spray (Free Printable Labels)

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Is there anything more soothing and relaxing than the scent of lavender? This DIY lavender spray will make your troubles melt away, and you’ll only need three ingredients to whip up a batch. As a bonus, I’m offering free printable labels for your personal use.

Lavender spray with homemade label, next to dried lavender stems, lavender essential oil, and wooden spoon

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The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

When I was pregnant with my twin boys, a sweet neighbor gave me the most lovely lavender room spray. I received plenty of gifts for the babies, but this was the first person who thought of something soothing and relaxing JUST FOR ME. It was an act of kindness that said, “You need to take care of yourself, too.”

Hand spraying a bottle of DIY lavender spray

Ever since then, I’ve firmly believed in the power of lavender to alleviate stress and provide calm in hectic times. I’ve done several lavender projects on the blog because lavender is special. It’s the essence of what every spa experience should be. Don’t we all need more spa in our lives?

I’m so hooked on the benefits of lavender essential oil that I wanted to share this simple recipe so you can make your own DIY lavender spray.

How to Make DIY Lavender Spray

This recipe will make two 2-ounce bottles of lavender room spray. I suggest buying dark, amber-colored bottles to preserve your mixture for as long as possible.


Step 1: Add witch hazel to the glass bottles

If reusing spray bottles, you can wash them with a mix of soap and water before you begin. Then, add about 1 teaspoon of witch hazel to each 2-ounce bottle. You can use a funnel to pour more easily.

Lavender room spray next to dried lavender stems and essential oil bottle

If you’re unfamiliar with witch hazel, you can read about the benefits of the plant in this WebMD article. This astringent is often used to treat minor skin irritations, but in the case of a lavender spray, it helps the liquid evaporate faster.

Feel free to substitute rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol or vodka instead of witch hazel. Most witch hazel bought from a store has about 14% alcohol in it anyway.

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Myths about Witch Hazel

Many sites suggest that witch hazel or alcohol helps the water to mix with oil, which isn’t true. The main benefit is helping the mixture evaporate more quickly.

Step 2: Add drops of essential oil

I suggest starting with 20 drops of essential oil per spray bottle and adding up to 40 drops depending on your preference. You can always another drop of lavender (or five) if you find the fragrance is too weak.

Step 3: Add distilled water

Add distilled water to fill the remainder of each spray bottle. About half a cup of water can fill two 2-ounce bottles.

DIY lavender spray next to lavender essential oil and dried lavender stems

Step 4: Shake well, and enjoy

Since the mixture may separate in the bottle, be sure to shake the bottle before spraying.

You can use your DIY lavender spray around your home on linens like bed sheets, towels, and blankets, or on sachets. I love to spritz some on my pillow case at bedtime for a good night’s sleep! It always helps relieve my anxiety.

These sweet little spray bottles make a great DIY gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Christmas.

Free DIY Lavender Spray Labels

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Let me know how you plan to use your DIY lavender linen spray! You can tag me on Instagram (@firstdayofhome) or comment below.

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Lavender room spray shown with lavender essential oil and dried lavender stems

FAQs about lavender room sprays

  1. Do I need to use a dark spray bottle?

    Amber bottles can prevent essential oils from breaking down when exposed to sunlight. This can help your linen spray to last longer.

  2. Do I need to use a glass bottle for DIY linen sprays?

    Glass bottles help preserve the potency of essential oils, making your linen spray last longer.

  3. How long will a DIY lavender spray last?

    Homemade lavender sprays with essential oils can last 6 months to a year if kept away from direct sunlight. If the fragrance fades over time, you can add more drops of lavender essential oil.

  4. Is it important to use distilled water?

    Distilled water removes many impurities found in tap water and is preferable to make the cleanest spray possible and prevent the spray bottle from becoming clogged with contaminants.

  5. Can I add lavender buds to a linen spray?

    Lavender buds may cause spray bottles to become clogged and could also cause discoloration of the mixture. For this reason, it is not recommended to add fresh or dried lavender to a DIY linen spray.

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  1. Love this idea and tutorial, Crissy! Pinned, and I hope to make this diy lavender spray for Bitsy before I go to help with the baby!

    1. Thank you, Julie! I hope it helps to provide some comfort for Bitsy. How exciting to be welcoming a new baby into the family! I’m so thrilled for you all!

  2. Lavender is one of my fave scents too Crissy. This spray would make such a nice gift for my Bible study girlfriends. Thanks for sharing! Pinned 🥰

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! Isn’t lavender wonderful? I never get tired of the scent. I even spray some before my boys get home from school. Thanks for stopping by and pinning. Hugs!