DIY Recipes: Fabric Spray

Sometimes things stink around the house. It’s okay, it happens for whatever reason – pets, a fishy dinner, shoes by the door. Luckily it’s easy to fix. A quick spray with one of the do-it-yourself mixes in this post and you can enjoy natural freshness that actually eliminates odors and not just covers them up!

DIY Fabric Spray for couches, pillows, drapes, clothes, and anything that needs to smell clean. Refresh a room with natural essential oils

There are a few great things about this DIY spray. One, it’s simple to make with only three ingredients. Two, it’s natural and non-toxic while still having powerful antibacterial properties. Three, it’s extremely versatile and can freshen just about anything around the house – clothes, curtains, couches, linens, pet bedding, rugs, pillows, even the air if you don’t want to move your diffuser!

Fabric spray BASE

All of the recipes on today’s post start with the same base. You can find a few recipe suggestions below, but with a mix this simple – experimenting is part of the fun. Try your own combination of favorite EOs and create your own unique aroma to enjoy.

  • 6 tablespoons distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 24 drops of essential oil

We’re going to aim for a 1% saturation of essential oils, so that means 24 total drops of EO according to our dilution chart. Since this spray can be used in high traffic and high contact areas like cushions and pillows, it’s important to start low and test for sensitivity before increasing saturation. Also test a corner or scrap of fabric for discoloration before spraying an entire surface.


  • Store spray in an opaque glass container to prevent absorption and evaporation. (This DIY is a great way to reuse our pH Balancing Toner bottles. They’re the perfect size and spritzer!)
  • The longer a mixture is sealed, the stronger its fragrance will become.
  • Give the bottle a little shake before each use to help even out the spray.

PURELY Essential Oils featured in Fabric Spray Recipes, Lavender, Sage, Cedarwood, Shield Protective Blend, Peel Citrus Blend, Tea Tree, Peppermint


Lavender Linens

Cool and relaxing, Lavender essential oil will help calm your senses and promote peace with its flowery aroma. This makes it perfect for freshening up bed sheets before a quiet rest.

  • 24 drops Lavender

Peppermint Pillows

Bright and energetic, you’ll want to give those throw pillows an extra squeeze after they get a spritz of this minty recipe that has a touch of warmth perfect for the fall and winter.

  • 18 drops Peppermint
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Bark

Bacteria buster

Keep it clean and kill the source of the stink with this combo of purifying oils that will help protect your health from common bacterias that lurk around the house.

  • 12 drops Shield™ Protective Blend
  • 12 drops Tea Tree

Citrus Sofa

Fun, fruity, and full of cleaning power. By combining two PURELY™ exclusive blends you can have the power of ten essential oils ready to purify and eliminate odors.

Man Cave couch cushions

Replace musty with musky with this enriching aroma of woodsy evergreens and hint of spicy herb that promotes relaxation and clear thinking.

  • 10 drops Balsam Fir
  • 10 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Sage