Clean Linen Spray Recipe

Though its name says “linen”, this essential oil spray recipe can be used on furniture, cars, and even as a room freshener spray!

Sometimes, you can do all the cleaning in the world but still you’re still left with a musty scent. When your linens need a little freshening, Simply Earth’s Clean Linen Spray will do the job. This essential oil linen spray is incredibly easy to make and is infused with great-smelling essential oils to make any space smell great. You don’t need those strong, chemical sprays filled with harmful fragrances.

What I Love About This Clean Linen Spray Recipe

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I love how the essential oils in this recipe blend together. I especially love to use this linen spray after I clean since it leaves a fresh, clean scent that makes any space smell wonderful. People at home can totally vouch for this!

What’s in This Clean Linen Spray Recipe?

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Distilled Water

The base of this recipe is distilled water. Don’t worry if water and oils don’t mix, we have an ingredient to fix that below. You can also use alcohol instead of water for added disinfectant properties.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil works great for cleaning recipes just like this one. It has wonderful antifungal and antibacterial properties that can work best in keeping our homes clean1. The fresh and herbal aroma of thyme also complements the blend.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Another great oil for cleaning is Tea Tree Essential Oil. It kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi on surfaces and in the air2. So, you’ll be left with clean linens and improved indoor air quality.

Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend

Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend is our very own synergy blend formulated for cleaning. It is filled with the best essential oils for cleaning and is guaranteed to do the job.

Natural Solubilizer

This natural solubilizer helps the essential oils disperse evenly in water-based solutions like this spray recipe.

Geogard ECT Preservative

Even if you’re using distilled and not tap water, the recipe can only stay fresh for up to 6 weeks. So, we recommend using Geogard ECT Preservative to lengthen the shelf life of your linen spray. However, you can skip this ingredient if you choose to use alcohol instead of water.

2 oz Spray Bottle

For ease of use and for great storage, keep your recipe in an amber-colored spray bottle.

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Clean Linen Spray Recipe

Clean Linen Spray Recipe

Time: 5 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: up to 6 weeks (9 months preservative)
Yield: ~2 oz
Dilution Rate: 3%


  • 2 drops Thyme Essential Oil

  • 15 drops Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend

  • 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • 1/2 tsp natural solubilizer

  • 2 oz distilled water*

  • Geogard ECT Preservative* (optional)


  • In a glass measuring cup, mix together essential oils and natural solubilizer.
  • Add the water and preservative (optional) and stir to mix.
  • Add mixture to spray bottle.
  • Spray on linens to refresh.  

Breathe in the Freshness!

Making your home and your things smell good makes a world of a difference! Did you make your linen spray already? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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Segvić Klarić M, Kosalec I, Mastelić J, Piecková E, Pepeljnak S. Antifungal activity of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) essential oil and thymol against moulds from damp dwellings. 2007 Jan