Do you find yourself tossing and turning in bed every night while sleep continues to elude you? If that describes you, you will love this relaxing pillow spray. It is easy to make at home and contains a combination of essential oils that are known for their calming and relaxing qualities.
Sleeplessness can be frustrating. It leaves you feeling tired and easily irritated the next day, making you and everyone around you miserable. Studies have shown that how well we sleep has a considerable influence on how the next day will shape up for us and those around us.
Unfortunately, drifting off to sleep does not come easily to everyone. If you are one of those who struggles to fall asleep, consider using this all-natural, relaxing (and great smelling) pillow spray instead of resorting to artificial sleeping pills.
Ingredients for Making Your Own Relaxing Pillow Spray
12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
8 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
4 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
½ tsp Vodka
15 ml Distilled Water
2 oz Glass Spray Bottle
Blend the essential oils and vodka in a glass spray bottle. Swirl to combine.
Add distilled water till the bottle is almost full. Put the cap on and shake well so the oils and alcohol mix properly with the distilled water.
Lightly spritz over your pillow and linen every night a few minutes before you get into bed. Shake bottle well before using.
How the Different Essential Oils Used In This Blend Help Promote Sleep
Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils are widely used for their calming and relaxing qualities. Both work very well to relax the mind and improve quality of sleep. Check out the other Awesome Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil.
Ylang-ylang essential oil is a proven relaxing agent. It helps soothe anxiety and works great as an effective sedative for more restful sleep.
Bergamot essential oil has an uplifting aroma that alleviates tension and eases stress. Its citrusy aroma also lends a fresh note to the blend.
If you are looking to create a different aroma in your homemade relaxing pillow spray blend, you could try a combination using any of these essential oils that are good for sleep.
A Word on Using Carrier Oils in this Relaxing Pillow Spray Blend
Usually, carrier oils are used to dilute the concentration of essential oils, especially for topical applications. However, using a carrier oil in this spray will result in unsightly oil stains on fabric.
Instead of using carrier oils, this relaxing pillow spray blend uses vodka to disperse the essential oils. The alcohol evaporates quickly, leaving behind diluted essential oils that gently disperse the aromas without staining or damaging your pillow covers and sheets.
Store the blend in a dark-colored glass spray bottle. The dark color prevents light from adversely affecting the properties of the essential oils.
Do not store the blend in a plastic bottle as plastic reacts with potent essential oils and damages their properties.
Always handle essential oils carefully. These oils are very strong and can irritate the skin in their concentrated form.
If you are nursing, pregnant or receiving medical attention, you must consult your physician before using essential oils.
Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.