Try any of these DIY essential oil sprays with a combination of essential oils to reap their multiple benefits in inducing sleep that will help your lifestyle for sure!
Sleep deprivation has become a common problem in today’s world, especially among the youth. While everyone is aware of how sleep is vital for physical and mental health, only a certain percentage of people get the required amount of sleep. Among those who do get the required hours of sleep, getting a good night’s sleep has become difficult with increasing stress and anxiety levels. Pillow sprays or mists gained popularity with their claims that aroma in a pillow mist helps produce melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone in the body that can help get a restful sleep. This aromatherapy creates a peaceful and dreamy environment for sleeping. Try out these recipes for your own DIY essential oil pillow sprays, that are easy to make and are completely natural.
DIY Essential Oil Pillow spray (with alcohol)
- 30 ml Witch Hazel/Rubbing Alcohol/Vodka
- 30 ml of distilled water
- 10-15 drops of essential oils
- Spray bottle
Mix all ingredients with 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice. Shake the bottle well before use. Spray the mix 3-4 times on the pillow before sleeping. Since this is a highly diluted solution, it is safe to use on pajamas and the body. One should always be cautious in using this on pregnant women and children.
Why is Alcohol added to Pillow Mist?
- It helps in killing the bacteria.
- Adding alcohol increases the shelf life of the spray.
- It simulates the mixing of essential oils with water.
If you are apprehensive about using alcohol for a pillow spray, you can try the below recipe without alcohol. This recipe will have a low shelf-life, so you should make it in low quantities.
DIY Pillow spray(without alcohol)
- Distilled water
- 10-15 drops of essential oil
- Spray bottle
Add 90 ml distilled water to the spray bottle and add essential oils and shake the bottle well. This spray mist can be used on the pillow, sheets, or even in the room to create a calm sleep atmosphere.
Please do not add essential oils in large quantities; else, it can be hazardous. Limit the number of drops to 20-30 for around 100 ml of alcohol/water.
Essential Oils Good for Sleep
1. Lavender Essential Oil
It is considered one of the most calming essential oil. Commonly used for relieving stress and anxiety, you can add lavender oil in your pillow spray for an aromatic and calming experience. Be aware that lavender in large quantities can keep you awake.
2. Bergamot Essential Oil
This is used to elevate mood and alleviate stress and hence, is a good choice for a pillow spray. Sleeping in a cheery mood can help in getting better sleep.
3. Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine essential oil acts as a slight sedative, helping in inducing sleep. Also, it can help in reducing depression symptoms.
4. Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Acting as a simulant for lifting mood and reducing stress, sweet orange essential oil can be an excellent addition to a pillow spray.
5. Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood has a calming aroma associated with it which can decrease tension. and stress of daily life. It is commonly used in room freshener sprays.
6. Frankincense Essential Oil
This essential oil can relieve pain and alleviate stress. It is known to reduce anxiety levels.
7. Chamomile Essential Oil
Many of us are aware of how chamomile tea can promote sleep. Similarly, one can use its essential oil in a pillow spray for getting a good night’s sleep.
Combine 2-3 essential oils to find your fragrance. These wonderful smelling sprays are sure to get you a blissful night’s sleep.
Homemade Natural Pillow Sprays Vs Commercial Sprays
Commercial pillow sprays can have side effects because of the synthetic fragrances used in them. These can cause headaches and can be harmful to the skin as well. Also, these commercial pillow sprays usually have a large amount of alcohol to increase shelf life, which, if used on the skin, can cause allergic reactions. Therefore try these DIY essential oil pillow sprays to avoid complications that can arise from commercial sprays.