A linen spray is a great way to freshen up bedding, sheets, and even curtains, and can also be used as a room fragrance or to spritz onto your pillow for a relaxing night's sleep. Brands like Jo Malone, The Body Shop and Molton Brown have some lovely options to make your home smell divine, from bursts of citrus to calming lavender.
Choosing a linen or room spray can be hard when you're not sure what to look for, but our guide breaks down your decision into easy steps. We've then rounded up the best ten linen sprays you'll find online in the UK this year across eBay, John Lewis and Amazon, ranking them by value for money but also their fragrance, quality and active ingredients.
Take a look at our suggestions for easily choosing an effective, functional linen spray that smells magnificent too. Think about where you'll use it and why, plus the kind of scent you favour and how often you'll whip it out to freshen things up, as these factors will influence your decision.
There are a few different types of spray to choose between. Some are lighter and intended only for freshening fabrics, whereas others are for more general use – like a perfume for your home! Depending on the variety, some are little stronger while others use essential oils and eau de parfum for a lighter scent. Explore them here.
Choose a linen spray if you want a light way to scent your bedding and pillowcases or to refresh them between washes. This type of spray – sometimes also called a linen mist – can be spritzed over freshly-washed sheets as a finishing flourish in your favourite fragrance, or onto any bed that needs a clean-smelling boost.
Room sprays and linen sprays are more or less the same thing in terms of ingredients, as they both use essential oils and eau de parfum to release a gorgeous scent into your home.
However, products sold as room sprays, room mists or room fragrances may have a higher concentration of their base scent, meaning their fragrance will be more noticeable when sprayed liberally around your bathroom, living room or hall.
Pillow sprays have the same make up as room and linen sprays, but their fragrances are designed to help you sleep. These sprays often contain especially relaxing scents (which we'll talk more about next) to soothe your senses and help you feel relaxed and calm around bed time.
A second benefit of pillow sprays is that they can act as an overnight skin treatment. Even the cleanest pillows can attract germs, so a spritz or two of an antibacterial spray could help protect your cheeks from breakouts.
Consider the benefits of different fragrances, which will each create a slightly different feel in your home. You may favour floral smells, zingy citrus options, or perhaps even more unique fragrances which are muskier and more heady. This section is dedicated to explaining the advantages of various scents.
Many linen and room sprays use lavender as one of their key fragrance notes. It's a popular scent as it's both refreshing and calming at the same time. Perfect for fresh bed linen, this scent also works very well as a pillow spray, since it's guaranteed to soothe a racing mind and help you enjoy a deep sleep.
Chamomile is another great ingredient if you crave a gentle scent around bedtime. Its sedative effects are well documented, as its dreamy fragrance lulls you into a tranquil sleep, even after the busiest day.
For a burst of flowery perfume around your home, consider floral scents, which could be anything from hyacinth to ylang ylang or cherry blossom.
Room fragrances with a floral base are mood-boosting without being too intense, and a budget-friendly way to bring the smell of a bunch of fresh flowers into your home week after week.
For a noticeable fragrance that sets a particular mood, look out for products which have aromatic and musky undertones.
We've included products in our top ten with scents including tobacco and frankincense – the latter of which is woody and comforting with bright notes of citrus – as well as a 'feu de bois' option which evokes an autumnal log-burning stove. These smells are distinctive and charismatic, giving your home a warming sense of atmosphere.
Some of you may wish to look out for the linen sprays on our list which are ethically sound – that is, plant-based and never tested on animals.
Choosing a vegan or cruelty-free spray means you can use it knowing no living creature was harmed in its production, and when fewer chemical ingredients are used, the resulting spray will have a more natural scent. If you prefer to opt out on GMOs too, choose an organic product.
Both these details are noted in our spec tables, to make navigating our top products much easier.
OK, that's enough of the advice. We can now proudly introduce our ten favourite linen sprays, ranked by how effectively they mask iffy odours, how delicious they smell and how many uses you get for your money. We really hope you'll spot one you love and make it a cleaning cupboard essential – or even give it as a fragrant gift!
|Scent||Fresh linen, flowers and lavender|
|Type||Home and linen mist|
|Scent||Florals, tobacco and sandalwood|
|Scent||Hyacinth and bluebell|
|Type||Pillow and room mist|
|Scent||Lavender, frankincense and chamomile|
|Type||Linen and room spray|
|Scent||Japanese cherry blossom|
|Scent||Lavender, chamomile and vetivert|
The Body Shop
Made By Coopers
Natural Linen Spray
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Feu de Bois Room Spray
Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist
French Lavender Hydrosol Spray Mist
Natural Room, Linen and Pillow Spray
Hyacinth and Bluebell Room Fragrance
Istros Aromatique Room Spray
Ylang Ylang Home and Linen Mist
Lino Nel Vento Scent Surround
A Softly-Scented Linen Spray Created for Problem Skin
Sleep Easier With This Deeply Relaxing Scent for Your Pillow
Fragrance Your Home to Evoke a Warm, Cosy Fireside
A Blissfully Subtle Fragrance That's Light but Lasting
Floral Water to Beat Acne and Improve Your Sleep
Handmade, Organic and Vegan Pillow Mist
A Springtime Floral Mix of Bluebell and Hyacinth
Tobacco-Scented Luxury Room Spray
A Gloriously-Scented Mist for Both Your Linens and Your Space
Spray Your Home With the Scent of Linen in the Breeze
|Volume||237 ml||75 ml||150 ml||100 ml||100 ml||100 ml||100 ml||100 ml||100 ml||175 ml|
|Type||Linen Spray||Pillow spray||Room spray||Fragrance mist||Linen and room spray||Pillow and room mist||Room fragrance||Room spray||Home and linen mist||Linen spray|
|Scent||Lavender||Lavender, chamomile and vetivert||Log fire||Japanese cherry blossom||Lavender||Lavender, frankincense and chamomile||Hyacinth and bluebell||Florals, tobacco and sandalwood||Ylang Ylang||Fresh linen, flowers and lavender|
If a sweet-smelling home is top on your list of priorities, we have a few tricks up our sleeve for keeping things fragrant. The links below guide you through effective, affordable products for keeping stale odours at bay, so check them out to discover brand new products we're sure you'll love.
OK, we've said all we can to persuade you that these really are the very best linen sprays you can buy online this year. Whether you're after a powerful mood-booster or a delicate room spray to freshen your home or ease you into sleep, we think we've got it covered. Happy shopping.
Author: Annie Hopkins
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