Sometimes getting to sleep is no easy task; distractions like work, relationships, deadlines, to-do lists, and more cause chaos in our minds during the time we should be resting, preventing sleep and relaxation. Studies have proven the scent of lavender can help cure insomnia, anxiety, and overall restlessness that hinder our sleep patterns.
The benefits of lavender oil are seemingly endless – it is one of the most versatile of the essential oils in nature, with a relaxing, calming fragrance that will do wonders for a restless mind before bed. Because anxiety and insomnia are common problems among the population, there are many products that can be found on the shelves that contain lavender oil and promote a sound, deep sleep. However, why overpay for a product you can easily make at home? Here is a quick and easy DIY recipe for Lavender Pillow Mist to help you get a better night’s rest.
What you need:
2-3 oz. spray bottle
10-20 drops Lavender essential oil
1 oz. rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or unflavored vodka are options)
1 oz. water
What to do:
- Fill your spray bottle with 1 oz. of water, 1 oz. of rubbing alcohol, and 10-20 drops of Lavender essential oil.
- Shake the bottle to disperse the oils evenly throughout the mixture.
Now go spray anything and everything you want! When you need a little help falling asleep, spritz the Lavender mist on your pillow just before going to bed; for a refreshing and calming scent throughout the house, spritz this mist on towels, curtains, or rugs. You can even add a little bit of the spray to your wash to give your clothes a light lavender scent (washing your pajamas in Lavender mist can also help with sleep).
The great thing about this spray is that the scent won’t overpower you, no matter how much you spritz it. You can use the spray right away, or put it away for later use. Remember to lightly shake the bottle before use to ensure the oils are distributed throughout the spray. Safe for babies, children, and adults, as long as there are no lavender allergies!
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