This is the best wrinkle-release spray diy recipe that I have ever made! And I have tried quite a few since ironing is one of my least favorite chores. Plus there are times when your clothing needs a bit of refreshing. If you are looking to make an all-natural diy wrinkle release spray, then make sure to give this one a try.
When trying other wrinkle-release spray diy recipes, they either didn’t give me the results I was after, required other equipment, or simply didn’t have a pleasant smell to them (which then lingered on my clothing). I love using all-natural recipes in my home since they don’t have any harsh chemicals. So I decided to use a few natural ingredients we always have on hand. And the results did such a great job, so this simple homemade wrinkle releaser recipe was created!
The best option is to use distilled water since it has all impurities removed through a distillation process. If you’re going to use distilled water, then I would suggest you buy this from the store. The next best option is to use boiled tap water that has been cooled, which is what I use the majority of the time. Boiling the water removes microorganisms, but it still has mineral salts.
Using white vinegar is a great option when making a wrinkle-release spray diy recipe. It is an affordable, gentle, and natural ingredient that is great to have on hand all the time. White vinegar is also unlikely to cause any damage to your clothing.
thieves household cleaner
Thieves household cleaner is a plant-based cleaning concentrate and is the real difference maker in this recipe. It really helps loosen the wrinkles from the clothing, very gentle and safe to use on most clothing types. With white vinegar having a distinct scent to it, the thieves cleaner brings a citrus fall-like scent to it and takes the edge off the vinegar.
essential oils (optional)
Essential oils are a great way to add a light scent to your diy wrinkle releaser spray. They are a great choice when looking to add scent to a recipe while avoiding artificial scents.
For this recipe, they are optional since thieves household cleaner does have a scent already. If you don’t have thieves cleaner or prefer a different scent, you could add a few drops of a clear essential oil like lavender, peppermint, stress away, or rosemary.
how to make wrinkle-release spray
Making this best wrinkle-release spray diy recipe is quick and easy! Gather all of your supplies and ingredients, pour, shake and it’s ready to go. This recipe is for a small spray bottle (2 oz. size), but you can double the recipe for a 4 oz. glass spray bottle too.
supplies and ingredient list :
- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- small funnel
- 1 1/4 oz. (2 1/2 tbsp) distilled or boiled water
- 1/2 oz. (3 tsp) white vinegar
- 1/4 oz. (1 1/2 tsp) thieves household cleaner
- 5 -10 drops of essential oils (optional)
Before you get started, if you are going to use boiled water like I do, then you will want to boil it right away. You can boil the water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave or boil the water on your stovetop. I typically will boil 2-6 ounces of water at a time, just in case something happens or I want to make another recipe! In order for the boiled water cool faster, place it in the fridge or freezer while getting the other ingredients and supplies ready.
Measure out 1/2 ounce (3 tsp) of white vinegar and 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 tsp) of thieves household cleaner. Pour them both in the glass spray bottle using a small funnel if needed.
Add 1 1/4 ounces (2 1/2 tbsp) of distilled water or boiled & cooled water to the glass spray bottle. Lastly, if you are using essential oils, go ahead and add them to the wrinkle-release spray for a refreshing scent. For the 2oz size bottle use between 5-10 drops of clear essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, stress away, or rosemary.
Once all of the ingredients are added, you can screw on the spray nozzle and shake to mix. Each time you use this wrinkle-release spray diy, you will want to shake it before using it to ensure the ingredients are mixed well.
best wrinkle release spray all natural diy recipe
- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- small funnel
- Before you get started, if you are going to use boiled water like I do, then you will want to boil it right away. You can boil the water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave or boil the water on your stovetop. I typically will boil 2-6 ounces of water at a time, just in case something happens or I want to make another recipe! In order for the boiled water cool faster, place it in the fridge or freezer while getting the other ingredients and supplies ready.
- Measure out 1/2 ounce (3 tsp) of white vinegar and 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 tsp) of thieves household cleaner. Pour them both in the glass spray bottle using a small funnel if needed.
- Add 1 1/4 ounces of distilled water or boiled & cooled water to the glass spray bottle. Lastly, if you are using essential oils, go head and add them to the wrinkle release spray for refreshing scent. For the 2oz size bottle use between 5-10 drops of clear essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, stress away or rosemary.
- Once all the of the ingredients are added, you can screw on the spray nozzle and shake to mix. Each time you use this wrinkle release spray diy, you will want to shake it before using to ensure the ingredients are mixed well.
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how to use a homemade wrinkle remover
Using a homemade wrinkle release spray is quite easy, and very convenient for when you don’t have access to other methods of removing wrinkles. Spray fabrics with vinegar-based spray.
My best tip is to focus on areas with stubborn wrinkles, such as collars, buttons, hemlines, and any areas that have wrinkles. Once the spray is applied, smooth the wrinkles in a sweeping motion or shake the clothing down as best you can to release the wrinkle. While the garment is drying, the wrinkles will come to fade.
For best results, you will want to hang the item, lay it on a flat surface or hand it on a clothes hanger.
when to use a wrinkle-release spray
You can use a wrinkle-release spray on several occasions to smooth out your wrinkled garment. These include after long days of sitting at a desk, riding in a car before an event, while traveling, or before an important event. But really, you can use it anytime you have a wrinkled item that you just don’t want to be wrinkled!
Using a wrinkle releaser is most often used in place of ironing, steaming, or putting your clothes back in the dryer. This could be because you simply can’t or don’t have access to those ways of smoothing out your wrinkles. Or it could be because you just don’t enjoy ironing or steaming your clothes!
types of fabrics to use with wrinkle-release spray
There are several types of fabrics that you can use a wrinkle-release spray on including cotton, nylon, chiffon, crepe, and flannel. Generally speaking, it is preferred to use a wrinkle releaser on light to medium-weight fabrics and delicate items.
Typically polyester blends are naturally wrinkle-resistant, but you could also use a wrinkle spray on them as long as they are a blend and not only polyester. Polyester-only fabrics won’t absorb the spray, so it wouldn’t actually work on those items.
When using a diy wrinkle releaser for the first time, you may want to test a small area of the clothing item. If the patch test doesn’t have any issues, then you can go ahead and apply it over the wrinkled areas.
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I do not have any Thieves cleaning household cleaner. What can I use instead? I would really like to make this spray.