Friday, December 22, 2006

Holiday Entertaining Tip #2

Here's a tip for those who are hosting overnight guests or even just dinner. Pamper your guests by sprucing your linens up with Lavender Linen Spray (lavender has calming properties and a pleasant scent). If you don't have time to put a batch together now, do it in the lull after the holidays. Then use it on your own pillowcase and sheets for restful sleep (which some of us will be really glad for next week).

Lavender Linen Spray
1/2 c. distilled water
1 tsp. vodka or witch hazel
5-6 drops of lavender essential oil (Whole Foods or Wild Oats)
1 - 4 oz. spray bottle (Walgreen's sells them in the beauty aisle)

Mix and pour into clean spray bottle.

To use:spray on sheets and table linens before using or while pressing with hot iron.

For more ideas like this and other information on creating inexpensive gifts and decorations, check out the new book, Pampering Gifts: Crafting a Ministry of Treating People Well For Less.

6 musings:

L.L. Barkat said...

A lovely idea! Maybe I should just do it for us. :)

AYS said...

A Musing Mom,

I was just over at Beast Mom's blog and saw your comment. I remembered that I had seen that moniker somewhere before and ran to get the Christmas cards that came in yesterday's mail. Sure enough, there it was at the bottom of your annual update! How funny to know two mommy bloggers! Your girls are cuties! Merry Christmas to your family!

AYS

A Musing Mom said...

LL-let me know what you think if you try it.

AYS-glad you popped in. Beast Mom was my inspiration for starting a blog. We've got the pic of your soccer players up on our wall of fame!

Craver VII said...

Be VERY careful not confuse the measurements of distilled water and vodka.

A Musing Mom said...

Good point Craver. Then again, it might guarantee really restful sleep.
: ) AMM

For now... said...

If you're only using one teaspoon of vodka what do you do with the rest of the bottle?

Maybe it is best to stick with the witch hazel!