At night time I have a routine. I’ll make a hot drink and take myself to bed. Emails will be closed, lamp on, candle lit. I’ll go and wash the day off, take my contacts out settle down with something on Netflix. Then finally, I use a pillow mist to scent my pillow with something relaxing. It’s a habit that started with a dab of a Lush perfume stick on my wrist to send me to sleep, then I started to use aromatherapy oils instead. It’s a comfort thing, akin to that clean sheet smell that makes fresh sheets more enjoyable and I sleep better for it.
It’s really simple to make your own pillow mist using any fragrance that you’d like. I thought this sleep spray would be particularly helpful now that school is back in session- I’m looking at you Mums and Teachers!
Lavender is a classic sleep aid, but if you’re like me and it just doesn’t appeal, there’s plenty of others to choose from. My essential oils and bottles came from Baldwin’s, they’ve been trading for 170 years and know the aromatherapy world inside out. You can check out their essential oils map below to help choose the best oil for you:
To make your sleep mist, all you need is:
10 drops essential oil of your choice
30ml Vodka or isopropyl alcohol (this helps to disperse the oils in the water)
That’s it. Just give the spray a shake before use and mist lightly over your pillow. A 5 minute DIY that will hopefully help you wind down and get a good nights sleep. If you make one, please let me know which essential oil you choose and how you get on, I’d love to know.