*Adjust amounts to the size spray bottle you are using.
1. Begin by cleaning and sterilizing the spray bottle. Wash it thoroughly with hot, soapy water, and rinse well. Disinfect the bottle with a high-percentage isopropyl alcohol (70% or higher). Apply the alcohol to a clean cloth or cotton ball and wipe the bottle thoroughly, including the cap and spray nozzle. Allow it to air dry completely before using. You could also submerge the bottle in a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Let cool and dry completely.
2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the distilled water and vodka/witch hazel. Stir well to mix.
3. Add the lavender essential oil and chamomile essential oil (if using) to the water and vodka/witch hazel mixture. Stir again to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
4. Carefully pour the mixture into the sterilized spray bottle, using a funnel if needed.
5. Screw on the spray bottle cap tightly to avoid leakage.
6. Shake the bottle gently to blend the oils with the water and vodka/witch hazel mixture.
Before going to bed, lightly spritz your pillows, sheets, and the air around your bedroom with the lavender linen spray. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before lying down or covering the bed with blankets. Breathe in the calming lavender scent as you settle down for sleep.
The shelf life of the lavender linen spray can vary depending on the type of ingredients used and how it is stored. As a general guideline, if stored properly, the spray should last for about 2-3 months.
To ensure the longevity of the spray, here are a few tips:
Store in a cool, dark place: Exposure to heat and light can degrade the quality of essential oils. Keep the spray bottle in a cool, dark location, like a cupboard or drawer.
Avoid contamination: Make sure the spray bottle is always sealed tightly when not in use. This will help prevent bacteria or other contaminants from entering the mixture.
Check for any signs of spoilage: If you notice a change in color, smell, or consistency of the spray, discard it and make a fresh batch.
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