Are you ready to learn how to make lavender pillow spray?
Lavender isn’t just an amazingly smelling flower; it’s also a fantastic resource for people who have trouble sleeping and relaxing. For years, the lavender essential oil has been a highly sought-after ingredient in aromatherapy.
With a lavender pillow mist or sleep spray, you can improve your chances of drifting off for a great night’s sleep without having to worry about any negative side effects.
Here’s what you need to know about making your lavender pillow mist.
The Benefits of a Lavender Sleep Spray
All the benefits of a DIY lavender pillow mist are strongly connected to its wonderful ingredients. A few drops of lavender essential oil can make a world of difference to your ability to relax and unwind. Studies had shown that patients in ICU significantly improved their sleeping quality when they used aromatherapy with lavender.
Over the years, countless research pieces into lavender’s potential have shown that it can assist with relaxing the nervous system for people with insomnia. Some studies indicate lavender could be the key to improving the percentage of deep sleep and the chances of you waking up feeling refreshed in the morning.
There are various reasons why lavender spray is so effective for sleep. One of the major reasons why all of the best sleep spray and stress-relieving mists feature lavender is that it’s high in Linalool. It is a substance in the blend of lavender oil that produces a soothing effect, reducing anxiety and relaxing your mind.
Ingredients for a Lavender Sleep Spray
To create a great spray for your pillows with that calming lavender smell, you shouldn’t need many ingredients. The first and most obvious item you’ll require for your lavender oil spray is the lavender extract or lavender essential oil. You might also need a carrier oil like vegetable glycerine that acts as a solubilising substance to blend your oils.
Aside from lavender essential oil, your pillow spray recipe will also need distilled water or boiled and cooled tap water. You’ll also need high proof alcohol, grain alcohol, or vodka with a very high percentage. When you start experimenting with sleep spray recipes, you might gradually decide to add more oils into the mix.
There are various recipes out there that also use oils like Witch Hazel, Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, and Chamomile, which certain people like even more than the original sleep spray recipe. Products like Neroli oil are known for being comforting and calming. You might also want to experiment with other scents if you think the fragrance of lavender is too strong.
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Making Your Bottle of Spray
Once you have the ingredients required for your pillow mist, including your essential oils, water, and alcohol, you’ll need a bottle that you can mix your new spray in. Ideally, you’ll need a spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle that allows you to control the quantity of the substance you place on your pillow.
Also, make sure you have a small funnel to help you get all the ingredients into the bottle with minimal spills. Once you have your tool, fill the bottle with alcohol, essential oils, and glycerine. You’ll need about three ounces of water, one ounce of alcohol, a little bit of glycerine and up to 10 drops of lavender oil.
Add the distilled water, replace the lid, and then shake until all of the ingredients are properly blended. You will need to shake the spray bottle every time you want to use it on your beddings. It will stop the alcohol and essential oil recipe from becoming separated.
Using Your Spray
Start by spraying a small amount just over the top of your bed. Don’t direct the spray straight into your pillow, as this can cause stains. Shake the bottle before use and assess how you feel about the lavender pillow mist’s strength before adding more.
When you’re making DIY lavender linen spray, it’s easy to add too much lavender, witch hazel, and other essential oils. The smell of vodka might also be present if you haven’t mixed everything well. Testing the linen spray before you use too much will help you decide if you need more water, vodka, essential oils, or anything else.
Once you’re happy with the number of drops of each scent in your linen spray, you can use your DIY project whenever you go to bed. The scent should help to refresh your bedroom and provide a relaxing experience. Generally, the shelf life of the spray should be good. This is particularly true with recipes that include vodka.
When I'm struggling I tend to go with either sleep sounds on the Alexa or some quiet music (something I know well so it's predicable) and a lavender scented pillow spray
— Joaquin Baloney (@AmySwinners) April 5, 2021
Can You Make Sleep Spray for Kids?
The great thing about lavender is that it can work to relax all ages. If you’re a mum of kids who often have a hard time sleeping, try updating the way you make one of your sprays to help them, too. When you’re creating the same spray for your children, it’s often best to lessen the amount of essential oils. If you use too much of a scent, your kids might not like it.
It’s a good idea to try mixing lavender with other scents that your loved ones like, such as vanilla. You can find information about the best scents online for helping kids rest. Just like your mist, you can spray this substance on your children’s sheets before they go to bed. Only add a small amount to the sheets at first to see how they respond.
If your little ones like it when you use the mist on their pillows, then you can make more sprays. It’s a good idea to use a glass jar or bottle for long-term sprays if you can. It will keep the oil from separating when exposed to a lot of light, particularly if the glass is tinted.
The good news for those who don’t like using essential extracts due to allergic reactions is that you can also make a similar thing for sleep with dried lavender or lavender hydrosol. One thing to keep in mind is that the spray may be bad news for your pets if you’re not careful. Although the information we’ve given for this spray should be safe for pets, some animals may respond differently to others.
Ready to Give It a Try?
Now that you know how to make lavender pillow spray, you can experiment with different blends that will suit you and your family.
Have you tried making your lavender pillow spray? How did it help your well-being? Let us know below.