How to make a pillow spray with essential oils
Pillow sprays are the perfect accessory to any nighttime routine. Especially if you’re stressed in your day-to-day life, or filled with anxiety, or simply struggling to fall and stay asleep. There are plenty of different types out there that you can use and they have all sorts of abilities to help encourage a good night’s sleep. Here are just some of the scents and their benefits.
- Lavender - A popular scent for a lot of nighttime products. This is because lavender encourages slow-wave brain movement. Relaxing the muscles and inducing a night of deep sleep. The perfect scent for those who are looking to get high-quality sleep when they’ve exhausted getting as many hours as possible.
- Chamomile - In a lot of medical circles, chamomile is one of the best pillow spray scents because of its ability to help with insomnia. The scent often leaves the brain in a hypnotic state making it easier to fall and remain asleep. If you struggle to sleep, this is definitely the essential oil you want to pick up for your pillow spray.
- Jasmine - If you’re up late at night running through what happened in your day, the potential of tomorrow and beyond that, jasmine could be your ideal scent. Beyond the beautiful smell, it is known to help reduce anxiety significantly. Due to its beautiful smell, it’s also incredibly complementary with other scents, making it perfect for getting more than one benefit from your pillow spray.
- Frankincense - This essential oil is one of the few that has multiple benefits embedded in the scent. Similar to jasmine, it helps to reduce anxiety and stress, but it also has a few more benefits, including boosting the immune system and healing skin so you can use it in many ways.
Steps on how to make your pillow spray
After you’ve decided on a scent that works for you, it’s time to make the spray. The first thing you’re going to need is a spray bottle. This might be an old pillow spray bottle but any trigger spray will do. As long as you can create a mist across your bed.
Be sure to thoroughly clean out whatever spray you use, the last thing you’ll want is an unwanted chemical reaction.
Once ready, pour the following ingredients into the bottle:
- 70 ml of distilled water. You can find this at most supermarkets.
- 20 ml of witch hazel or vodka. Both will work the same in the solution, it’s personal preference which you choose depending on what’s affordable or accessible.
- 40 drops of your essential oil. It may seem like a lot, but you’ll need it to overpower the smell of the witch hazel or vodka.
Make sure that whenever you use the pillow spray you shake it well beforehand. This will ensure you get a good even scent on each spray. To begin with, you can use anywhere between 3-4 sprays per pillow. Then just top it up as and when needed to ensure you continue to have a good sleep.
Alternatives to making your own pillow spray
It should come as no surprise that there are plenty of pillow sprays that you can buy straight in the bottle. Depending on how much pillow spray you use, you might find yourself making a new bottle each week. Creating a time-consuming chore instead of a relaxing craft session that is supposed to relax and benefit you. So, dabbling in purchasing some pillow spray for the weeks you’re feeling less creative is a smart way to keep your positive sleep schedule no matter what.
At Purdy & Figg, we provide a pillow spray with lavender, chamomile and cedarwood. The combination promotes a hypnotic state to fall asleep with, reduces anxiety to calm the mind and then promotes slow-wave sleeping for a high-quality night of sleep. We might be a little biased, but it’s our favourite combo yet!
You can buy the Purdy and Figg Bella's Lavender Pillow Spray from our online store.