DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

Tired of wrinkled clothes? You’ve got to try this DIY Wrinkle Release Spray. It’s made with just a handful of natural ingredients that will help to remove wrinkles without harsh chemicals or ironing.

very creased blue shirt

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Do you hate ironing? Do you often forget your clean laundry in the dryer? You’re not alone. Save time and money and thanks to this DIY Wrinkle Release Spray. Whether you dread ironing or simply want a natural alternative to store-bought wrinkle release sprays, this homemade version will clear your clothing of creases faster than your iron can even heat up.

In addition, you can keep this DIY Wrinkle Release Spray to use on the go like for a work trip or special event. While store bought wrinkle release sprays promise to do the hard work for you, many people don’t realize it’s actually toxic chemicals doing the work.

Thanks to this natural wrinkle release spray all you need to do is spray on, re-shape, wait until it dries fully and your wrinkle free outfit is ready.

DIY Wrinkle Release Spray vs. Store Bought

Wrinkle release sprays from the store contain similar ingredients to fabric softeners which many do not realize are also a toxic household cleaner. This means alongside fiber relaxers which can irritate the skin, they contain synthetic perfumes and phthalates, which disperse the scent and can also encourage irritation. Not to mention, when your clothing is then washed again these chemicals are then washed down the drain, damaging the environment.

woman with curly hair spraying bedding

About The Ingredients

  • Lavender essential oil: As this homemade wrinkle releaser will be applied to your clothing, the scent is important. Not only do you want an essential oil that can effectively mask the vinegar, but you want it to smell pleasant and not too bold. It is also vital to choose a colorless essential oil such as Lavender or a fresh smell but zero risk of staining.
  • Hair conditioner: Some DIY wrinkle release sprays contain fabric softener, but this defeats the purpose of a natural alternative as the fabric softener and store-bought wrinkle releaser contain very similar ingredients. This is why I recommend hair conditioner. It will help penetrate the fabric fibers, releasing the wrinkles naturally. Best of all, you’ll likely already have this in your home so no trip to the store required. Here’s a natural hair conditioner I love.
  • White vinegar: As one of my favorite natural cleaning hacks, not only is white vinegar colorless but it’s made from distilled alcohol. This makes it ideal for removing wrinkles as it is cheap and won’t damage the fabric. Don’t be tempted to use apple cider vinegar is it is more acidic and contains tannin which can discolor fabrics.
selection of clothing hanging in wardrobe

How to Make DIY Wrinkle Release Spray Step by Step

  1. Using a funnel, pour the conditioner, vinegar, and water into a spray bottle.
  2. Add 3 drops of lavender essential oil.
  3. Attach the lid tightly then shake well to mix.

How to Use This Wrinkle Release Spray

  1. Lightly spray on fabric, ensuring the clothing is damp but not wet.
  2. Gently tug and stretch the fabric to release the wrinkles
  3. Lay your garment on a flat surface or hang it up to dry.
  4. Wait until it is completely dry and witness the wrinkles melt away.
woman pulling shirt to remove creases

Ways To Use DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

  • On Vacation: This DIY wrinkle release spray not only saves time but it saves space too. Unlike huge cans of store-bought wrinkle release spray that are bulky, you can make a travel-size bottle perfect for vacations. That way, as you unpack your suitcase a quick spritz will help remove any creases before hanging up your items, saving you the time and effort of ironing.
  • As a Gift To Your Kids: It is also ideal for college kids who don’t have the space (or want) for an iron in their dorm room. We all know image is everything in college, so a handy bottle of this wrinkle releaser could be added to their next care package.
  • In The Car: Whether you’re running late to work, or a long car journey has wrinkled your outfit, having this wrinkle releaser in your car is a real timesaver.
woman in striped dress unpacking suitcase

Top Tips

  • If using on fabrics such as silk or rayon, test on a small unseen area first as the DIY wrinkle releaser may leave a water stain.
  • Avoid using too much DIY wrinkle releaser otherwise your clothing may smell faintly like vinegar and take a long time to dry. You want the garment to be damp, but not wet.
  • Make sure the nozzle on your spray bottle is set to “mist” for best results and to avoid wet spots

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very creased blue shirt

DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

Don’t Mess With Mama
Creased clothing is no longer an issuethanks to this DIY Wrinkle Release Spray. Using just a handful of naturalingredients, it will help you to remove wrinkles without chemicals or ironing.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 6-8 oz Glass spray bottle



  • Using a funnel, pour the conditioner, vinegar, and water into a 6-8 oz spray bottle.
  • Add 3 drops of Lavender essential oil.
  • Attach the lid tightly then shake well to mix.
Keyword diy cleaning, diy wrinkle release, diy wrinkle spray
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