Joanna Gaines' DIY Linen Spray Recipe Will Freshen Up Your Home In An Instant

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Joanna Gaines knows how to create a cozy home with her modern farmhouse style, but the work of setting a mood doesn't end when a room is fully furnished. It also extends to scent. Fortunately, the famous designer knows a thing or two about how to make your home smell amazing. While most people's go-to is lighting up a candle, there are various reasons why you might prefer a linen or room spray. Maybe you have rambunctious kids and pets and are worried someone might knock over a candle if you take your eyes off of them. Or maybe you aren't comfortable with leaving an open flame in a room you're not in. Or perhaps you simply don't like the smell of synthetically scented candles and would prefer something a little more natural. In either case, Gaines has got a DIY linen spray recipe you can make to create the same pleasant atmosphere but with less risk.

You can use it to scent various linens in a room to give them a boost in fragrance, from pillows to throws, towels, and more. It's also a great way to reenergize a space you haven't been in a while. "I love using it to refresh the linens in the spare bedroom when we're expecting a guest, so the whole room smells fresh when they arrive," Joanna Gaines shared in a Magnolia blog post. This essentially acts like a room spray, but without any questionable chemicals. Here is how to make Gaines' DIY linen scent.

How to create Joanna Gaines' linen spray

You can easily keep your home smelling fresh with the help of this easy DIY. Joanna Gaines shared how to make her spray on the Magnolia website, but she encouraged fans to tweak the recipe depending on which scents they like best. "This natural linen spray has a light scent, and is completely customizable based on the essential oils you use to prepare it," she shared in the post. The recipe calls for a 12-ounce glass amber spray bottle, which blocks out sunlight. UV light can oxidize essential oils and make them weaker, so this helps your spray last longer. She shares two different recipes — one that utilizes 10 drops of lemon essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil to create a zesty scent, or one that uses 7 drops of rose essential oil for a more floral perfume. 

Whichever you choose, you want to add the oils to the empty spray bottle, and follow them with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel or a sprinkle of Epsom salt. This will help the oils and water to mix rather than separate. Then, fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and shake to combine (and with every use). That's it! However, if you'd rather not DIY your own recipe, you can also buy a pre-made version from Gaines's Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line at Target. For example, her Canvas Room Spray costs $7 at Target for 4 ounces and smells like lemons.