How to Make Our Room and Linen Spray

We are all growing weary of the shelter-in-place restrictions due to Covid-19, and many of you with school-age children at home are having a particularly difficult time.

We decided to take a break from our usual candle making videos, and we made a video for our YouTube channel featuring an at-home project you can do with your children. Our room and linen spray recipe is divine, and we are excited to share it with you! It is simple, easy, low-cost, and better than anything you will purchase at the store. If you don’t have children, this is still a great video for you to watch. This pandemic has offered many of us the opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. Perhaps you will choose to add another lovely item to your product collection!

Here's a link to the video: 

(Makes 1 four ounce bottle)

Ingredients:

89 grams Distilled Water (79%)

11.3 grams Polysorbate 20 (10%)

11.3 grams Skin-safe fragrance oil (10%)

1 gram Optiphen (preservative) (1%)

Equipment:

Glass spray bottles

Gloves

Disposable pipettes

Digital Scale

Directions:

  1. Add 89 grams distilled water to the glass spray bottle
  2. Add 11.3 grams fragrance oil
  3. Add 11.3 grams polysorbate 20
  4. Add 1 gram Optiphen (preservative)
  5. Put the lid on and shake to emulsify water and oil

Store in a cool, dry place. If you reduce the amount of fragrance oil for a lighter fragrance load, reduce the amount of polysorbate 20 accordingly. The correct ration is 1:1. In this case, you would use a higher percentage of distilled water.

Always make sure to stay within the IFRA guidelines for maximum fragrance usage levels. The fragrance oil supplier can give you the IFRA data sheet for the fragrance oil you’re using. In our YouTube video, we used Brambleberry Cocoa Butter Cashmere. Here is a link to the IFRA maximum usage for this particular fragrance: https://www.brambleberry.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-brambleberry-master-catalog/default/dw4d5131d5/specs/ifra/IFRA_V000308_COCOA_BUTTER_CASHMERE_FRAGRANCE_OIL.pdf

To better understand the IFRA guidelines and categories, follow this link and scroll to section 6.6, Table 12: https://ifrafragrance.org/docs/default-source/ifra-code-of-practice-and-standards/49th-amendment/ifra-49th-amendment-(att-01)---guidance-for-the-use-of-ifra-standards.pdf?sfvrsn=f83d57c7_3

It is important to understand and follow the IFRA guidelines for maximum usage levels of skin-safe fragrance oils and essential oils. Each fragrance oil will have different allowable usage levels, so do make sure to check each one. The fragrance oil supplier will provide the IFRA data for their fragrance oil. You will need to keep a copy of the IFRA usage chart so that you can remember what each category is.

The 4 oz cobalt blue spray bottles we used in the video were purchased from Container and Packaging. Here is the Link: https://www.containerandpackaging.com/products/12/glass-boston-round/G856BL

Remember to also get the spray pump tops! If you don’t want to buy this quantity, you can find something similar on Amazon.

The labels we designed and printed were done with onlinelabels.com 

Thanks for watching!

XOXO Vanessa

April 04, 2020 — Vanessa McGee