A Simple Recipe for Non-Toxic Yarn Refresher Spray


Hey you! Today I'm bringing you an incredibly easy little recipe for a refresher that I spray on many of my finished crochet projects. Heck, I use this stuff all over my house. 

This past year, I've become more aware of the products I'm using in my home, especially now that we've got a baby. One of the areas that I struggled with when it came to "the switch", is smelly-good things. Like, I love when things smell good! I mean, really, who doesn't... Me and Bath and Body Works were tight. Oh, and fabric softener! I loved to have that "fresh" linen smell. But in all reality there wasn't anything "fresh" about it. 

So, step by step, I've eliminated many of the toxic habits I used to have (which by the way, I still have lots I need to work on! In no way am I miss "perfect wellness mom"). And one of the natural products I use I thought I'd share today! 

The cool part about this spray is that witch hazel has antibacterial properties. And if you opt to use an EO with antibacterial properties as well, even better! (I've also read that peppermint is good for really tough odors)

Although this spray does "refresh", in some cases the yarn may just need to be washed. Like if you acquired a skein from a smoker or thrift store. So if it's a really musty scent, I would obviously suggest washing first!

The recipe is easily customizable, as it's two parts water to one part witch hazel. I also used a glass bottle, because I have read that essential oil can break down plastic. I used one a friend gave me, but you can find them on Amazon here.


What you'll need:
- Glass spray bottle
- 1 cup water (I used bottled water, purified by reverse osmosis)
- 1/2 cup witch hazel (I used T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel, P.S. you can even sub Vodka!)
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (I used Lemongrass for this batch- one of my faves!)

All you have to do is combine your ingredients into your glass bottle, shake and spray! I use it on anything "fabric" in my home!

The scent possibilities are endless with this. I love the way Thieves smells. Or anything citrus. Lavender is always a good choice. 

I'm also think spritzing some cinnamon bark or clove on one of your crocheted pumpkins would hit the spot with the fall yumminess. ;)

Have you tried your hand at homemade products? What are your favorite EO blends? I'd love to hear yours.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe, thanks for reading!