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Thread: lavender linen oil, homemade

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    so I have seen this that you can use in your iron that you can buy and they are pricey but I just found this recipe
    2 cups distilled water
    2 ounces vodka
    20 drops lavender essential oil

    and it makes me think can you use other essential oils? Does anyone know?

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    Yes, you can, but you still need the vodka, as oil and water don't mix, but the vodka helps to suspend the oil in the water. Be sure to shake it up be for putting it in your iron. I use essential oils and a cheap vodka!! lol

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    Not very knowledgable on essential oils, but I do know that different ones have different uses, so I would hesitate to substitute without further research.

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    Can you use this in a spray bottle, like the expensive spray?

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    I don't see why not if you can use it in your iron on your fabrics

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    What do you use it for? Please tell me and thanks.

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    Vodka for ironing you fabric?? Forget that, freeze the water, put the cubes in a glass and pour the vodka over that! Use the vinegar and water to clean the coffee pot!!

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    I use it for all my ironing. Not long ago DH used the bathroom in my sewing room and asked why do I keep vodka in the bathroom. I wonder what was he thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Vodka for ironing you fabric?? Forget that, freeze the water, put the cubes in a glass and pour the vodka over that! Use the vinegar and water to clean the coffee pot!!

    HAHAHA!!!! Love it!!

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    I'm confused, what is this used for?

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    Spray for ironing. There is a very expensive ($6-$8 per bottle) ironing spray that is lavender scented you can buy only at quilt shops, fabric stores, online, etc. I guess this is supposed to be the generic of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Vodka for ironing you fabric?? Forget that, freeze the water, put the cubes in a glass and pour the vodka over that! Use the vinegar and water to clean the coffee pot!!
    I like your idea, Deb!!! Ha-HA!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Spray for ironing. There is a very expensive ($6-$8 per bottle) ironing spray that is lavender scented you can buy only at quilt shops, fabric stores, online, etc. I guess this is supposed to be the generic of that.
    Oh, ok, the best press stuff? Is that all it is? I assumed there was starch or sumthin' in it

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    I was just wondering today if there was a cheaper way to get that stuff!!! I've never bought essential oils before....where would I find it???

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    I think Michaels carries it :D:D:D

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    Make sure it is essential oils and not just scented fragrance. One thing about the Lavender is that it will not stain where not all essential oils are the same color so some "might" discolor fabric. Just test first to be safe if you do use something other than Lavender.

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    You only need a drop or two of a pure essential oil. Fragrance oils have already been diluted with a carrier oil - usually a sunflower oil or vegetable oil depending on how cheap the product is.

    Not only does it fragrance your linen, lavender is a natural insect repellent - handy in the linen press.

    The expensive lavender waters are made from hydrosol - a by-product of the distillation process. It isn't necessary to add alcohol to this type of lavender water.

    Guess what - I work on a lavender farm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I use it for all my ironing. Not long ago DH used the bathroom in my sewing room and asked why do I keep vodka in the bathroom. I wonder what was he thinking.
    He was probably thinking he should be using your bathroom more often. And if you think he believed you think again. Mine would roll his eyes big time and give me a.. yeah ok.. uh huh.. sure.. wink wink..
    Too funny and I go with the ice cubes myself. Who needs good smelling linens anyways? And after a glass or two they all smell just fine when you flop over and pass out.

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    And after a glass or two they all smell just fine when you flop over and pass out.[/quote]

    Been there....done that.....

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    Ooooh..."cheap" Vodka? Around my house we buy the "cheapest"...and we don't mix it with lavendar oil! lol

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    I do make lavendar water this way. It makes the fabric smell so nice. I purchased a small cheap spray bottle from walmart. I shake mine often to keep it well mixed.

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    I found some lavender spray at the dollar store. It's called l'essence de Provence but at that price it really comes from Hope Rose, Inc. in Spartanburg, SC. Check it out.

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    How cool!! The things you learn on here! :):)
    I bought some lavendar linen spray from Party Lite - not cheap! But I love to spray it on my bed sheets...
    Thanks for sharing this!! :) :)

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    Anyone who may be interested in essential oils like lavender lemon or such for this Boleks craft supply has several oils and are less expensive . They are in Dover ohio and columbus ohio also and have toll free numbers and and online ordering. I order from time to time . but do not confuse these with the bath and candle fragrances which they also sell. I use the lemon in winter and spring to releive congestion by wetting cotton balls and attatching to the air vents or a metal fan so it circulates and kills airborne germs and helps break up congestion in lungs just from breating in. Love my oils!!! Just search for Boleks crafts and it will come up.

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    Bad part about it is that the Vodka would never make it to the iron!!
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    And I cant do Cheap Vodka :(

    All my Vodka goes into my wife and I usually mixed with Gin, Rum, Whiskey, Triple Sec, a splash of Sweet and Sour mix and a touch of Cola for color......Can we say "Long Island Tea" :thumbup:

    Billy

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