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Natural Scented Linen Powder

This recipe is a quick and easy way to get a few more days out of your sheets between washes. Just sprinkle it between your mattress pad and sheets and every time you roll over, the fresh scent is revitalized!

1 cup baking soda
Rosemary essential oil
Sweet orange essential oil
Quart Jar with lid
Pint jar with canning lid and ring

Place 1 cup of baking soda in the quart jar. Add approximately 10-15 drops orange essential oil and 6-10 drops rosemary essential oil to the baking soda, then immediately place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously for several minutes to evenly distribute the essential oil. If you see baking soda sticking to the side of the jar, loosen it with a spoon and keep shaking. Smell the mixture when you’re done shaking—if you’d like a stronger scent, add a few more drops of essential oil and shake again (try not to exceed 30 total drops).

Using the hammer and nail, make small holes in the canning lid. Fill the pint jar with baking soda/essential oil mixture and screw lid on with ring.

To use, shake a little onto your mattress pad (aiming for the spot you usually lie in) and cover with a fitted sheet. Enjoy!

An added bonus: when you launder your sheets and mattress pad, the powder will enhance the performance of your regular laundry soap! This project can be made with other skin-safe essential oils like lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, etc.

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