Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

February 23, 2014

bottle | lavender | patchouli

I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately and the idea of a pillow spray has always been quite appealing; smells can be soothing, a comforting presence in the darkness, and often pleasantly reminiscent. Although deep sleep sprays seem rather extortionate for something that can easily be made at home for a fraction of the price.

I chose a traditional lavender and patchouli scented spray; both lavender and patchouli have a calming effect which may aid relaxation while reducing anxiety and stress. You may also want to try chamomile, lemon balm, geranium, marjoram, sandalwood, bergamot, or jasmine essentials oils, all of which can help restlessness, insomnia, stress, nerves, and exhaustion.

I used a 100ml glass spray bottle filled with distilled water (you could use high proof alcohol such as vodka) and added 100 drops of lavender essential oil along with 55 drops of patchouli essential oil (vegetable glycerine could also be added to help blend oil and water). This creates quite a potent spray, you might prefer a more subtle scent.

I don't actually spray this directly onto my pillow but rather around the room and over the bed; only a few sprays are needed as the scent is strong and lingers for hours, making the whole room feel totally dreamy. The first time I used the spray I induced some kind of lavender coma, I became instantly sleepy and my bed never felt more comforting; I experienced the first peaceful, undisrupted sleep I'd had in a long time.

If you're having trouble sleeping or you just want to turn your room into a dreamy coma-inducing environment, I'd suggest you make your own deep sleep pillow spray and float off into the ether.

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  1. Mmm, sounds delightful! Haha, I've always thought that pillow sprays were so expensive for what is, essentially, water and scented oils. Will definitely give this a go when I have the time! I have all sorts of issues falling asleep due to stress :S

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt2/23/2014

    I've had lots of trouble too, and I can't seem to fix it - it's great with a relaxing spray. at the moment I'm using the Avon Sleep spray but I'd also like to try This Works roll on :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. I really want to try this! It sounds really nice :) I think that sleep sprays are a bit overpriced so i must give this a go :)!

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  4. Brittany Messner2/23/2014

    Up until a week ago (when I got back to my full time job) I had sleep issues too. My brain was just always running and thinking about the most ridiculous things. I love the sound of a sleep spray, but don't own any yet. What I will use is a lavender cream on my hands (I sleep with my hands up by my face). The smell is extremely soothing and seems to help me focus more on breathing it in then thinking about things. I've also find that a cup of peppermint or chamomile tea about an hour before bed (and minimal computer browsing) has really helped in calming me before sleep ;)

  5. this sounds like a good idea! i usually have sleepless nights as well but i think thats sort of due to how narrow my nasal passage is'll have to give this a try to see if it works but not sure since my reason for not sleeping is more physical...

    A Beautiful Zen

  6. Becki & Jess Dunn2/23/2014

    This is such a fantastic idea! I buy the This Works pillow spray, well actually I have always been bought it as a gift and to be honest, I hardly ever use it as I know how expensive it is. I love lavender so I may have a go myself :) Becki from xx

  7. Lenka Moravcikova2/23/2014

    This looks so nice! I have never have a big sleep issues, but sometimes I do have problem to fall asleep. I always open my window before sleeping so a lot of fresh air is in my bedroom and my dog is calling for me to go to sleep so he could go too...and not worry about my getting not enough of sleep;-)

  8. Celina2/23/2014

    This sounds perfect for me! I'll definitely have to get my hands on these essential oils to help me drift off.

  9. Definitely! I wasn't prepared to spend £££ on a spray I can make at home.

  10. This Works was the one I was looking at before I made my own :))

  11. Definitely try it! The whole lot cost around £8 to buy but you'd get three or four sprays out of it :))

  12. I think a good night routine helps; I've started to implement a "no work after 10pm" rule and this spray just helps get me in the mood to doze off :))

  13. There are a lot of unnecessary ingredients in the commercial sleep sprays, this is a nice and easy way of making your own for less money :))

  14. Definitely worth trying :))

  15. Lavender just smells SO GOOD in a room before bed time :))

  16. I never get enough sleep and this just helps me sleep a lot easier :))

  17. Definitely try it :))


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